Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Lazarus Chakwera who is also Leader of Opposition in parliament on Sunday took a swipe at government for peacticisng regionalistic, nepostim tendencies, saying he does not believe in tribalism himself.
“I don’t believe in Kusankha Mitundu [tribalism], no! We are all Malawians and let’s live in harmony like Malawians,” said Chakwera on Sunday at a poltiical rally he addressed in Ncheu.
“ Let’s respect each other and love each other. It’s not about where you come from or whether you’re a man or a woman. We are all Malawians, and let’s develop this country,” Chakwera told a mammoth crowd.
“If one section of society is being segregared, things cannot work. Democrcay should be manifested in how we treat each other as a people who belong together,” Chakwera said.
During the rally attended by the party’s Members of Parliament (MPs) and the National Executive Committee, the pastor-turned-politician said it was disheartening to see people of the same tribe dominating key positions in the current government.
He said it was heart-rending that the DPP led government was failing to tarmac the Tsangano Road in the district as a result of sheer regionalist grounds.
“The Tsangano road needs to be upgraded because this is a rich agricultural area. We need companies that can process our produce here so that we stop relying on imports,” said Chakwera.
On industrialization, Chakwera accused Government for its failure to add value to tomato and Irish potatoes.
“Processing these things can help improve the economy of this country by among other things creating jobs for our youths. We can add value to our produce, a thing that can subsequently result in farmers earning more from their labour,” he said.
Chakwera lamented lack of proper mechanism to ensure farmers in the country have access to organised markets for their produce.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :