DPP manifesto launch set at Bingu Conference March 29

The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is set to launch its electoral blue print – manifesto – on Saturday, March 29  at the Bingu International Conference Center (BICC) in  the capital Lilongwe.

The party’s spokesperson Nicholas Dausi said the manifesto launch is expected to be colourful and will be presided by DPP president Peter Mutharika who will be accompanied by his presidential running mate Saulos Chilima.

Dausi said the DPP, which governed Malawi from 2004 to April 2012 when president Bingu wa Mutharika died at the climax of poor governance and economic woes,  in the manifesto has tackled issues of  “hunger, development and financial and fiscal discipline.”

The DPP presidetial ticket: Mutharika (left) and Chilima to launch blue print
The DPP presidetial ticket: Mutharika (left) and Chilima to launch blue print

Asked how the party is going to deal with plunder of public resources bearing in mind reports that it was under the DPP government the Cashgate started and K92 billion reportedly stolen, Dausi said: “Then let’s just wait for the release of our manifesto, we don’t want to give incongruous statement.”

The launch of the DPP manifesto will come hardly a week after the United Democratic Front (UDF) has just launched its manifesto, outlining its vision and programmes to implement, once voted into power.

The governing People’s Party (PP) were the first to release its manifesto.

Opposition MCP, which has been out of government for the past 20 years, only has a draft manifesto.

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