Chakwera says ‘I am experienced’ to lead Malawi

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarous Chakwera said on Tuesday that voters should consider to vote for him on May 20 elections for the country’s most prestigious political job, saying he has what it takes to be Head of State.

Chakwera speaking during the second presidential debate held in Lilongwe pointed out that if Malawians are looking for a leader with experience he is the one.

During the debate, Chakwera promised that MCP will ensure Malawi’s graduation from donor dependence systematically over five years.

Chakwera: I am your man
Chakwera: I am your man

The MCP torch bearer said his government will focus on attracting investors by addressing issues of insecurity and power shortages.

Chakwera said he wants businesses in Malawi not only to survive “but thrive.”

The MCP leader predicted that Malawi could become a middle income country by 2024 but could not elaborate how this could be achieved.

He also said MCP will introduce national identities, to protect unborn children and has pledged to support all children. The presidential hopeful also pledged to promote girl education when elected to power.

On the contentious topic of abortion, Chakwera better known as a preacher than a politician, cautiously suggested that the life of the unborn child and that of the mother needed to be treated differently.

Chakwera’s vision is to cleanse the country of corruption and improve the living standards of ordinary Malawians.

“We are looking for not just a leadership change, but a leader of change,” he said at the debate.

He said presidency is not there to benefit an individual, a region, or a few friends but everyone.

“My role is to benefit the people. I ask you to vote for me so I work for you. I am yours!! Ndatha ine wanu Chakwera,” said the MCP president.

The former president of Assemblies of God church in Malawi is guided by the message of the scriptures that say when the righteous rule, people rejoice.

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