Chakwera pledges economic transformation for Malawi

Leader of opposition and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate in May 21 2019 elections, Lazarus Chakwera, has promised a radical socio-economic transformation if elected to be the country’s president.

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Chakwera, a reverend-cum-politicin, prayed for Times TV host Brian Banda after the interview

Chakwera said in an exclusive interview on Times TV broadcast on Saturday which was anchored by maverick host Brian Banda.

He said MCP has plans to be outlined in the party manifesto to hasten Malawi’s socio-economic transformation through manufacturing, affordable housing, universal healthcare and food security.

Like Vice-President Saulos Chilima promise that  if his United Transformation Movement (UTM) forms the next government it will create one million jobs within one year, Chakwera also promised to create “even more than a million jobs” to spur economic development.

He said anyone running for president who promises to create less than four million jobs or who promises a one-size-fits-all solution for the complex and diverse unemployment causes of millions of Malawians is not serious or ready to govern.

“I, on the other hand, have a plan to create 4 million jobs across all employment sectors, including farming, within my first term, jobs that create wealth, last long, and create more jobs,” said Chakwera.

“To kick start the job creation boom, in the first 100 days, I will send a pro-jobs rescue budget to Parliament,” he added.

He said MCP is the only party that can be trusted to take bold steps to eradicate corruption that has rocked the public service, saying there is unanimity in the country that this vice must be eradicated.

Chakwera also vowed to crackdown on corruption, saying the era of thievery and quietly watching it, ends on May 21, 2019.

He charged that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government had lied in promising that it would fight corruption, improve living standards, transform the economy, provide good governance and ensure equity and equality.

Chakwera said the DPP administration has “miserably failed” to deliver on its socio-economic promises to Malawians contrary to President Peter Mutharika’s claims.

He said there is no need for Malawians to keep DPP in power as it has failed in the four years it has governed the country in the three key categories of often feeding Malawians lies and stealing from them and torturing them.

Chakwera said his administration would embrace good governance where institutions will be measured by a credit score, mobilise financial resources needed to carry out the key investments in infrastructure and services and spend public resources judiciously on the key priorities, among others.

Asked by host Brian Banda to rate President Mutharika term, Chakwera gave the DPP government low marks, saying Mutharika can be given a fail grade of 20 percent mark out of 100.

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Shitholes Diarrhoea Progressive Party
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Chilima has stolen most of Chakwera’s ideas. Chilima worked with crooks like Dumbo Lemani. Chilima is currently working with wicked and crooked dpp. Chilima is working with a widow whose husband stole billions of our taxes. Chilima is working with thugs like Masangwi. Chilima is working with arrogant Akweni. Don’t trust Chilima.

Mulomwe
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Mulomwe

The most docile opposition leader. He is another APM. We will be sleep-walking on the throne. Don’t vote Chakwera.

Munyere.
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Honestly speaking this Chilima thing watikwana. He shouldn’t waste our time now. He should not be an angel now, he should explain where he is getting the resources to tout the country.
He failed so miserably at Calsberg and Airtel. Self centered Administrator and can not be trusted with the affairs of the country. If he managed to call Atupele Njoka yoweta what else do you espect from him.
Give us a break akulu.!!!

mediaz
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mediaz

What is DPP? Mbava zonse tionana chaka cha mawa

mediaz
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mediaz

Okana pemphero ndi wasataniki.Chakwera is the only hope for mw

mtete
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mtete

All those against Chakwera are sympathizers of a rotten government led by people who are getting filthy rich doing nothing at the expense of poor Malawians. We definitely need change which can only be brought about by parties other than DPP, PP, or UDF who have plundered our wealth. UTM and MCP offer some hope. The former is , unfortunately, surrounded by former DPP known thieves. I, therefore, agree with those who say Chakwera offers some ray of hope.

I am catholic but NOT UTM
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But for us public servants we say NO to chilima and his 65yrs retirement age. That is a bull-shit idea.

We also say NO to chakwera the liar, the hypocrite who passed K4bn in parliament, went to streets against the same, and collected K40m for his constituency from the same K4bn. What a lunatic leader chakwera is.

Ife ours is APM, a consistent and matured leader riddled with developments all over.

kaka ni dada
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kaka ni dada

Muzimvetsetsa Chakwera wanena bwino kuti mu Malawi muno muli anthu 4 million amene ali ndi ma certificate mmanja why target only 1 million jobs, it is important to target all 4 million people in the first term in office. He has also vowed to revamp industries that we had in the past & used to employ people as one approach to job creation, not sharing 40 billion from the budget. Someone has pointed out that his plan is a copy and paste from Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya & this is not feasible in Malawi, my question is why? Why not… Read more »

Truck Driver
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Truck Driver

You have my vote man of God I trust you that you will deliver what you are promising

Puludzu
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Puludzu

Chakwera is useless. He failed to speak out against the K145 million scam when Malawians needed him most. A Leader of Opposition is paid by tax payers money and drives a government vehicle. What exactly are we getting from this inexperienced abusa? He has miserably failed to inspire confidence as a Government in waiting. Bolanso SKC dares to challenge evil in DPP. Abusa kuli ziiii! He’s not a leader, full stop!

Chacha
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Vuto lako ndiwe Puludzu. Pulundu ndi munthu osamva. Chakwera has spoken loudly for common man on the street ever since. DPP is full of crooks. How many people have spoken against that? Didn’t Chakwera keep silence on the same?

BigMan
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BigMan

MCP, your brand is very difficult to sell. And Chakwera is not a good salesman.

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