Chair for the organizing committee of the 2017 Umhlangano wa Maseko Ngoni, senior chief Makwangwala on Saturday turned the Ngoni culture event in Ntcheu district into a political rally of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
Chief Makwangwala shocked the gathering when he defied his duty and wore the face of the DPP campaign director.
He started praising the ruling DPP and President Peter Mutharika for favouring Ntcheu while saying that the party has much support in the district.
”DPP is the only party that has favoured us people of Ntcheu. Imagine, within three years there are number of developments such as roads and promised to construct a modern DC office which has been there since colonial era,” said Makwangwala.
Adding “Mutharika appointed different people from this districts in government senior positions. For instance, the vice President of this country, deputy minister of defense. Therefore, we the chiefs and people from this district want to promise you that we shall not let you down.”
The chief further quoted a verse from the Holly Book of Bible, Agalantia 6 v 7 which says ‘you will reap on what you saw.’
Vice President Saulosi Chilima also added salt on Makwangwala’s remarks saying the people of Ntcheu will all vote for DPP in 2019.
“As Chief Makwangwala has already said, people of Ntcheu have agreed to vote for DPP in 2019 and we are people of our words,” he added.
However, Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani v encouraged authorities to have a spirit of monitoring the country’s development projects or programs.
“We are indeed good at issues of afforestation. This country have planted number of trees but we are failing to monitor it in order to know how many have grown. Even when it comes to encourage girls to go to school, we are all good at that but we are also failing to monitor them especially to know their experience and what they are lacking,” said the Chief.
He said without monitoring spirit, the country shall not see and enjoy the fruits of such projects or programs.
Apart from the ruling DPP members, diplomats and government officials, the event was also attended by senior members opposition parties.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :