President of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Dr Lazarous Chakwera has blamed the Peter Mutharika-led government for unfair distribution of development to Malawians.
Chakwera said this in Mzimba during a tour he conducted from Manyamula to Mzimba Boma, before addressing to a politcal rally at Chimkusa ground in the district.
The MCP president who is also leader of opposition in parliament said unfair distribution of development that dwells on regions must end and ensure all Malawians benefit despite political their affiliations, saying this motive is denying the local citizens a right to development.
” Sometimes when we look at percentages when budgets are presented, people cry because there is a misplacement of development that comes from the perception of regionalism interms of priorities.
“Development must be fairy distributed to all Malawians. They must not belong to a party for them to benefit from development, it is a curse amongst ourselves,” said the MCP leader.
Chakwera said Malawi is at a crisis in terms of hunger, the underfunding in government departments and said leaders must not look at one side.
He further said constituency development fund need to be revised from the current MK9million to MK25million ensure quality implementation of development infrastructures and make sure that a lot of Malawians should benefit.
The MCP president said a lot of learners are still learning under trees because they do not have enough classroom blocks , saying CDF is not enough to build school blocks.
On albinos, Chakwera condemned the killing of persons with albinism which he said Malawians need to becareful because such activities can bring a curse to the nation.
He said Parliament has currently passed an amendment bill act which calls for stiffer penalties to the perpetrators of such a malpractice.
Chakwera further blamed government for not doing enough to curb the malpractice citing Ntcheu case which he said has stalled and that there is no progress because a ruling DPP official is involved.
Chakwera asked people of Mzimba to take care of the little food they have because there is hunger in the country.
He further said his party will make sure that the relief maize and others from donors should benefit all Malawian citizens irrespective of region or tribe.
Speaking earlier Member of Parliament for Mzimba Solola asked his constituents to put their confidence in Chakwera as he will make sure that fertilizer prices are lowered to ensure that Malawians afford.
Councillor for Manyamula ward, Khephus Chisi concurred with the MP and assured people of Mzimba that Malawi kwacha will be strong the moment MCP will take over government in 2019.
Chisi said Malawi agriculture is currently dragging because prices of fertilizer are so exorbitant.
After the tour, the MCP President took a time to watch a football match finals of MK1.5 million Jacob Hara Trophy at Chimkusa ground where Midway stars went away with MK100,000 after beating Manyamula 2 goals to nil.
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