Chakwera says MCP will form govt of fairness and opportunity for all

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera, who is also leader of opposition in parliament, has heaped blame on the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-led government saying it has been, in many ways, a roaring failure with unfulfilled promises, lies and that it’s time for change.

Chakwera: DPP misrule has left all the country’s institutions broken and Malawians without hope

He was speaking in Mzimba where he conducted a whistle stop tour in the areas of Madisi and Engucwini Trading Centres.

Chakwera said living standards in the country are at a worse level than before the last election.

“We need a government that truly respects the people; we need a government that we can trust;  we need a government that will guide us into a successful future and that’s why I am urging you to support MCP because it will be a government that creates fair and equal opportunities for everyone,” said Chakwera.

MCP leader said his party has a policy to construct and establish public universities in regions and districts.

Chakwera said the universities will address the challenges many students are facing to access tertiary education.

He added that MCP will abolish the quota system for selecting students to institutions of higher learning.

The quota system entails that each district should have 10 guaranteed spaces in the university and the balance of the spaces should be shared amongst all the districts in proportion to their population sizes. In cases where a given district fails to meet its quota, the unfilled spaces are allocated to those districts in that district’s region which produced adequate numbers of academically qualified candidates.

“National Universities will never be enough with the demand. Even in United States of America (USA) some students still face challenges to access high education in national universities.

“Therefore, we have a policy to work on national universities and later construct others in regions and districts. This will ensure that some students who have failed to be accommodated in national universities should be enrolled in regional and district universities,” Chakwera said.

In his remarks, second deputy president Harry Mkandawire asked people of Mzimba not to vote for DPP arguing it has completely destroyed the country’s reputation due to corruption in government.

Mkandawire pointed out that there is  increased corruption within senior ranks of DPP government and State owned enterprises such as Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera), Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) and Agriculture Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) , saying it is  more worrying.

He then appealed people to go and register when the exercise starts in Mzimba.

“This is country has lost its direction. Officials in the DPP led government doesn’t seem to care for the local people who are currently suffering. Corruption is everywhere. Go and register so that DPP is voted out come 2019 elections,” Mkandawire said.

He said DPP has left all the country’s institutions broken and Malawians without hope.

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#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

MCP has never looked outward but rather internally. MCP has never cared for its people but rather itself. MCP has never believed in selfless leadership but rather draconian rule. Nothing has changed its genetic code since it was formed and run by Kamuzu Banda. You have a lot of convincing to do in the next 10 years before people of Malawi usher MCP back into the fold. As of now, be the main opposition for checks and balances and you better do that well. The past 4 years hasn’t demonstrated that MCP is indeed a true main opposition. It was… Read more »

Nduna
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Nduna

Reading all comments below it is clear everyone wants MCP to form the next Government come 2019. People are very confused under the DPP government – they don’t know what they are saying. Keep it up guys! Kwacha!!!! MCP Boma!! MCP has never ruled under the multiparty police except unde one party rule. Please Malawians let’s trust this man of God Chakwera will
Change things for the common good!

Napoleon Muza
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Chakwera those electricity lines were brought in that area with DPP. When adada Gondall Gondwe was Mp of the area he brought great change there. Nyaronge has done nothing now she want to be in Utm. If the people want development, there is only one party to do that and is DPP.

Mphamvu
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Mphamvu

We need job creation and not 28 universities!!!’

Kamuzu
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Kamuzu

Chipani cha kupha, cha nkhaza, chosankha mitundu

Memory
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Memory

Kuposa DPP?

mark
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mark

I JUST LOVE IT

Lilian Kaunda
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Lilian Kaunda

With Sidik Mia and Harry Nkandawire behind Chakwera, these two have been to almost every political party that has ripped off Malawi and as Kamlepo puts its Fisi ndi fisi sasintha manga chifukwa wasitha phiri. These two will teach Chakwera on how stealing in government is done and all this noise will stop.

M'malawi wa nthanzi
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M'malawi wa nthanzi

DPP and TUM what ever u call it , they are just the same , same people came from DPP who are responsible for money that have lost , can’t make any difference same old same old . From UDF to DPP then PP back to DPP again others joining UTM, just thieves who never get tired stealing , yet ordinary people in village they are living in dare poverty, they don’t care about that, can’t believe people are still glorifying these thieves. It’s a shame our country go further because of these greedy, selfies , heartless politicians we put… Read more »

M'malawi wa nthanzi
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M'malawi wa nthanzi

Tired of recycling politics MCP is legit unlike other parties nothing can’t change with this other parties cos of same old people who are looting our economy, they are delaying prosper as a nation.

Vyanunkha
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Vyanunkha

What do you mean by recycled politicians? Wasn’t Mia in UDF, DPP? Shut up!

Kanganiwamba
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Kanganiwamba

Boma ilo. Saulosi will be our Minister of Home Affairs so that he ably follows up on the promise to arrest the thieves harbouring in DPP and UTM

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