Chakwera says MCP has ‘bold and ambitious’ plan to win in 2019

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has said his party is ready to take Malawians to another level because it has in the pipeline a national development plan which can be ascribed to by everyone.

Chakwera on whistle stop in Mwanza

Chakwera said this during a whistle-stop tour MCP had on Tuesday in Mwanza district at Mwanza Turn-off, Chimulangi Trading Centre,  Thambani Community Day  Secondary School ground  and Mwana Boma, the first in Southern Region for the opposition leader after being elected torch bearer for 2019 polls at its convention in May.

The MCP president, who was accompanied by his deputy Sidik Mia, said the party  is aiming to win seats it has not held for decades and some it has never won in the South.

Chakwera said MCP has  a “bold and ambitious” programme for government and bring meaningful transformation.

Chakwera said he “does not underestimate the scale of the challenge” but said MCP was planning to make big promises to the electorate that would bring about “very major change indeed” that the country sorely needs.

“Some of you are failing  to send your children to school. There are no drugs in hospitals. We will end these woes,” said Chakwera.

He urged the  people to register in voters roll to be able to vote in the May 21 2019 tripartite elections

“You have the power to influence change with your vote, to  remove the corrupt leaders and vote for MCP<” said Chakwera.

He said MCP has political leaders not implicated in any wrongdoing unlike other parties who have scandal riddled leaders.

In his speech, Mia complemented what Chakwera said that there is need to recapitalise the education system by building on the existing infrastructures and institutions with the provision of resources that have a broad spectrum of services for the youth.

He  said certain things in the education sector needed to be restructured so as to have young people who can be trained in various competences and make them a driving force of the economic development.

MCP, which has been in opposition for 25 years after losing the first multi-party elections, has always come second in the last four elections. This time the party is determined to win next year’s elections is fielding candidates for parliament in all the 193 constituencies.

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Nalingula
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Nalingula

#DzukaniAmalawi – MCP has done a commendable job in opposition. From Atcheya’s Third Term bid to pushing Bingu to perform. It was MCP which pushed for Universal fertilizer subsidy during Bingu’s first term .Govt. said its impossible as a compromise ; the Current Fertilizer subsidy was introduced. It was MCP which was Pushing for an Independent ACB director. It was MCP which pushed for 50 + 1 system .Koma Paja Vuto lathu sitichedwa kuyiwala.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

MCP is the official opposition party and has been for for decades. Its performance as opposition has been very disappointing to say the least. The role of the a main opposition party is to be a voice of reason and to guide the government accordingly. MCP has failed to do so with DPP; which has acted with impunity with which MCP is now accusing it of. Honourable Chakwera, your role in parliament leaves much to be desired, with various anti-poor bills passed under your watch. If MCP is unable to check DPP now, how else do we expect it to… Read more »

New Malawi
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New Malawi

Agree totally

pathfinder
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pathfinder

kkkkkkkk dzukaniAmalawi you criticize every party in this land of malawi, which party do you exactly support. I gueass you are just a good malawian who wants what is best for our country and you want to see every party be acountable. I salute you man and i salute your balance of thinking.

James Ngala
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James Ngala

Bold plans monse muja palibe akuzidziwa. Saulosi wabwera dzulo laliwisi wayala zake inu monse muja Kwachaaaa. Saulosi wakuzizimutsani lero mukubera za UTM

Kanganiwamba
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Kanganiwamba

Let MCP start sharing the bits and pieces of the plan they have. We know the party has articulated alot of bold issues in Parliament and rallies but we need a clear articulation of the same so that the fake and illusional ideas we hear from the likes of UTM are exposed. MCP silence over the last few months has
unfortunately donated the role of agenda setting to DPP Team B.

Justice
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Justice

A Malawi free of hustles is possible. The only thing I see is that we have a lot of home work to do. It can’t happen overnight and the next government coming will have its own challenges. We really need some organization of some sort. Countries like Israel started from zero and in 15 years period they managed to turn their economy around. It is said of them that they sort market for oranges and other agricultural products in countries like Argentina but they were met with big laughs, but years later they were a big military weapons supplier. The… Read more »

Achi
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Achi

Kalulu Wadabws?????? So u believe that the drug shortage in hospitals and poor education have come to stay and torment Malawians? Oooh u are hopeless with ur DPP.

Let me just tell u that with MCP be assured of improved health education, agriculture, economic, etc. systems to the betterment of our society

Kalulu Wadwala
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Kalulu Wadwala

Empty message.
The drug shortage issue cannot be used as a campaign message.
On school generally Malawian like sex more than school so it’s a waste of time. And you two I thought you were in chipata applauding these nyau playing with big snakes and dishing out money to vilombo and you expect kids to love school?
Your vice has been in all parties and proved a total failure. What can he point?
Dpp can’t lose elections. If it loses them UTM will take over not MCP. Kumeneko nde amati kudzikwata ndi chala

SKC
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SKC

kalulu ulibe mfundo ndiwe, komaso ukumveka ngati BP yakwera bwanji zomwezi? upole moto ubwino wake sukavota wekha.

wakudya
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wakudya

dpp cnt lose election?uzadabwa ukudabwa ndani akufuna dpp pano?u hvmessed everything.and Malawi nw js nothing to smile abt coz anthu ankhwidzinu tatopa ndiife anthu ovota and we wil talk with our votes

Mr. Ibu
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I think it’s better UTM if MCP does not win. These thieves in DPP led by a prince of thieves have destroyed our country. Pack up and go dpp. Malawi no longer want you to continue stealing from poor people period.

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