Do a stock-taking on Chakwera promises after 5 years – Kampondeni

State House director of communications pastor Sean Kampondeni told reporters in Lilongwe on Monday morning that President Lazarus Chakwera is committed to ensuring that all key campaign promises are delivered at the end of his term of five years.

Kampondeni says President Chakwera committed to campiagn promises

Kampondeni said during the second in a series of newly-introduced weekly State House briefings at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe on Monday that Malawian president is elected to stay in power for five years and therefore it is unfair to expect all the promises to be delivered in three months.

Chakwera is yet to clock 100 days of his five-year term of office.

“When a presidential candidate is running for office he is not running for three months. Not all that [campaign promises] can be accomplished in five years,” said Kampondeni.

Chakwera’s spin doctor added: “The President is committed to implement all the promises he made in the campaign trail.”

Several campaign promises have been ignored in the 2020/21 national budget, among others things, failure to roll out implementation of the pledged universal fertiliser subsidy, reducing fees for passports, duty free weeks, and zero-connection fees for electricity and water.

On creating one million jobs in a year – one of the key components of the Tonse Alliance manifesto –  the Minister of Finance Felix Mlusu said it will continue to be the main focus going forward.

He said the Tonse Alliance government has developed a road map which key activities that will be undertaken to facilitate the translation of such an agenda into action.

Mlusu said most of the sectors have enormous potential to create jobs if certain policy actions and incentives are implemented.

“Government will, therefore, implement policy actions and provide appropriate incentives to unleash this potential in sectors such as agriculture, mining, tourism, manufacturing and ICT,” he said.

The minister said the job creation agenda will be buoyed by a number of several initiatives that have already been initiated.

Some of the initiatives Mlusu mentioned included establishment of modern and fully equipped job centres which will first be established in Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu.

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Bhumak
Bhumak
10 days ago

You said your government will be anchored on justice. Go ahead and deal with Chasowa case. Prosecute those that torched UTM vehicles. If these cases are withdrawn then all cases should be withdrawn period

Zio ine
Zio ine
11 days ago

So we should wait until 5 years. That’s being foolish.

Mwini muzi
11 days ago

Performance measurement is a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly task. Chilima being the vice president responsible for reforms in the then government had already known how he could have delivered on the promises. Some can be delivered immediately thus: reduction of passport fee, elders stipends, free electricity and water connection fees. Some have to be delivered daily and reported monthly such as 1 million jobs. If Sean Kampondeni thinks he can easily spin for his masters for their failures to deliver then he is in the wrong position. He won’t survive long.

Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama
11 days ago

Nde akanamapereka 100 days as end of honeymoon? Osaonetsa kuchenjera pa gulu, mupusa nazo. Back your father in law on genuine issues, bambo.

Hardy
Hardy
11 days ago

Bwana Kampondeni. Nkonze nkonze anasupula nazo mtembo wa eni. You don’t have to talk too much.

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
11 days ago
Reply to  Hardy

Absolutely izi ziwusa Mapiri pa chigwa in the long run za Mr Shaun Kampondeni.

mkamwini
mkamwini
11 days ago
Reply to  Hardy

akuluwa ativuta. objective assessment starts the first day. Accountability at 5th year will be through our vote.

Nyong'omele
Nyong'omele
11 days ago
Reply to  Hardy

Komanso stock taking tiyamba after 1 year chifukwa adalonjeza choncho. Za 5 years ndizanu zimenezo. Ngati after 1 year sitiyamba kuona kusintha, muona nyenkhwe

New Dawn
New Dawn
11 days ago
Reply to  Nyong'omele

Stock taking is an on going process. Everyone needs to roll up their sleeves and start working. It is easy to point fingers harder to get the job done.

Nyabanda
Nyabanda
10 days ago
Reply to  Nyong'omele

Ena aja ndi omwe awone nyekwe kutopa kudikira amwene kutsutsa boma simasewera ayi. Kulira kukumveka ndithu

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