Chakwera unveils 5-point plan, promises better life: Mia says MCP represents hope, Malawians suffering

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera who has set his hopes on becoming the country’s next President has  unveiled  a five-point plan to kick-start Malawi’s stalled development.

Chakwera-hi-5: MCP leader greets party supporters in Blantyre

Mia speaking to MCP supporters

MCP supporters braved the rains but rally was disrupted

MCP supporters  in Blantyre

Addressing a news conference  on Sunday at his Namiwawa Residence in Blantyre after his rally at Zingangwa Secondary School ground was earlier disrupted by heavy downpour, Chakwera vowed to make radical changes and  create Malawi a “land of opportunity for all” and “not for just a privileged few.”

He said his plans which has been christened as ‘Chakwera-hi-5’  is premised on; servant  leadership, prospering together, ending corruption, rule of law and  national unity.

Chakwera promised to reduce presidential powers  and that the leader of opposition will not be taken as an adversary of government but will be consulted on matters of national interest.

He also said he will “break the thieveing federation” once elected President and he will crackdown on corruption with no selective prosecution as it is the case now under the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government.

Chakwera said MCP is a party of hope and DPP is the party of  despair.

He challenged DPP to address the “cost-of-living crisis” and said it is “time to change our destiny.”

Chakwera said Malawi  was  heading towards destruction under the DPP rule but his five-point plan would help forge a fairer society and steer Malawi towards a path first envisaged by the nation’s founding father, Ngwazi Dr  Hastings Kamuzu Banda.

MCP has promised to implement a reorganised distribution system of the agricultural input subsidy programme using a universal approach.

On industry and trade,  Chakwera said MCP administration would introduce duty imports on raw materials, establish financing mechanisms to facilitate exports.

Chakwera addressed the news conference after rains prevented  him from addressing thousands of supporters  who gathered for a rally.

He said getting the DPP out of  government is a “national priority.”

However, at the rally MCP vice president Sidik Mia managed to address the gathering and blasted the DPP government, saying it is presiding unprecedented corruption  which has made President Peter Mutharika to register a failed government.

He said ordinary Malawians continue  to suffer with unprecedented levels of not only  economic hardships but also  intimidation.

“People are experiencing tough life. Utilities such as water and electricity have skyrocketed but the services remain poor,” said Mia.

He continued: “ There are many people who are still using unsafe water resources in urban areas. The economy is in shambles too and the people’s only hope  is the MCP.”

Mia said the country needs a leader who would redeem people from economic mismanagement, corruption and ineptness.

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INU FISI NDI FISI BASI, MCP NDI MCP, ULAMULILO NDI OMWEWO CHIFUKWA TATI FISI NDI FISI SANGASANDUKE KULKHALA KALULU

mark
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mark

mcp moto kuti ..boooouuuu!!!

JAMES PHIRI
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JAMES PHIRI

Pamene wafikitsidwa Malawi honestly we need may be a 50 point plant not just 5 by a desperate opportunist Chakwela to cure the 50 yrs She has been reaped, raped and left desolate by heartless polititians and definitely not by M C P….A PARTY WE ALL WELL KNOW IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVERMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…IYESENI MUDZALILA KOTO KOTO pa Malawi pano. Please DON`T bring them back to power…FREE ADVICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SwanOcea
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SwanOcea

No body will end corruption ndiye tisamanamizeni apa. Give us mfundo ngati za Trump

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

Foe MCP, it’s all talk baasi. In order to win an election, opposition Parties, like MCP, have to take a risk and present plans that are VERY different or radically different from those of the governing Party – DPP, in this present case. And so far, oChakwera and his wa Ganyu, Mia, are failing in this venture: It’s not good enough to declare that you are against theft, ineptness and corruption, without outlining a plan. Anyone can claim (“HARDtalk” Chilima being the worst offender!!!) that they will do such and such, but without outlining the mechanisms. Thus the ideas simply… Read more »

Zabura
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Zabura

Mfundo palibe apa 5 point plan kushekana basi .Lets be serious kuti tikufuna kuzalamulira mtundu wa Malawi.
Everytime Amayi anga ,abambo anga ,akazi anga ,ana anga,azipongozi anga ku ntcheu ndi Thyolo.Advisors tipawone pamenepo atulitse mfundo osati zimenezi.
Advisory him fails to bring it now as leader of opposition instead on the forefront passing the bill of 4.5 biĺlion then changing tune and demonstrating shame.

Ndatopa
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Ndatopa

Are those plans or bullet points, where are the specifics???

Umbuli
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Umbuli

Hi 5 ndiye kuti chani ?????kikikikikikikikikikiki koma abale
Chipani chakuphaa chilibe mfundo

Oscar
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Oscar

Takambaniko za Magetsi akuzimazimawa abale inu ma politicians…
For the sake of our economy… through foreign investors pliz… mwina kufanana ndi Zambia

Isaaa
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Isaaa

Introducing import duties on raw materials and inputs will kill local manufacturing as we are not self sufficient mwene.

Pathetic!

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