DPP’s Ben Phiri storms north as Jappie launches campaign in style

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) elections chief Ben Malunga Phiri has taken the campaign trail to the northern region where he continues to ratchet support for President Peter Mutharika and the party’s aspirants in parliamentary and local government ahead of May 21 Tripartite Elections.

Crowds that gathered at Mphitapasi ground in Rumphi
Part of the crowd in Zolozolo
Ben Phiri addressing a campaign meeting

After taking Dowa, Lilongwe and Mchinji by storm, the youthful DPP orator addressed mammoth crowds at Mphitapasi in Rumphi north where the party’s aspiring parliamentarian and Minister of Transport and Public Works Jappie Mhango officially launched his re-election bid.

In 2014, Mhango won on an independent ticket but immediately joined the DPP and was roped into Cabinet by President Mutharika.

Regarded as one of Mutharika’s loyal henchmen, Mhango is credited for the construction of Njakwa-Livingstonia road as well as Rumphi-Nyika-Nthalire-Chitipa road.

During the rally, Phiri urged the people of Rumphi to rally behind the DPP and President Mutharika for continued development projects in the district.

“Despite Rumphi not giving us enough votes in 2014, the Mutharika administration has developed Rumphi significantly. Talk of roads, technical college, district stadium, TTC water project and many more projects too numerous to mention,” explained Phiri.

He added: “People of Rumphi time has come for you to say thank you to the DPP by voting for President Mutharika, Jappie Mhango and DPP Councillors.”

On his part, senior Chief Mwalweni assured the DPP of his continued support saying, “We the people of Rumphi shall always remain grateful for the major developments DPP has undertaken in just four years in power.”

Also present at the rally was DPP director of political affairs Khwauli Msiska.

Meanwhile, on Monday ‘The Field Marshal’ as Phiri is fondly called  in DPP, held another rally in Zolozolo west where he drummed up support for the party’s aspirant Kenneth Sanga.

He also urged the people of Mzuzu to vote for President Mutharika for the roads his government has initiated among them Mzuzu dual carriage, and seven city feeder roads in the five years APM has been in power.

Phiri continues his tour of north with more whistle stops in Mzimba and Likoma island.

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winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

ATUCHILICHAKWERA,always fools no nowhere and that is you.Do you think that all that blood and brutality meted out to Malawians by the heinous MALAWI CONFUSIONIST PARTY hereinafter (MCP),the people have forgotten? You fool rat-eater and nyau dancer shutup your stinking mouth if you have nothing to say.There is no good reason why Malawians should VOTE FOR THEIR OWN GRAVES.The international citizens are just waiting attentively to see how Malawians would vote,if MCP IS VOTED IN,THEN ,OUR INTEGRITY AND PRIDE,WILL BE WASHED AWAY FROM THE ENTIRE WORLD MANKIND.Malawians,once againg,vote for Chilima and UTM FOR THE PRIDE OF OUR NATION.

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder

kkkkkkkkkkk iiiiii koma Winston aise ndiye umakwiya! Pa MCP pokha ndiye umayikanilatu hahahahaha, anakulakwila chachikulu anthuwa.

Banda Wa Bwanawe
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Banda Wa Bwanawe

Jappie Mtuwa Mhango is one of the best cabinet ministers ever to have been appointed in democratic Malawi. He is deliverer. The developments we have seen in his ministry through the leadership of APM is unprecedented. Continue the good work. For Dr Ben Phiri, he is a master strategist. Hated by some who barely know him.

winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

NORTHERNERS WHY ARE YOU SO DAMN? You have forgotten so soon that Muthalika’s brother that corrupt thief Bingu killed i8 of our beloved sons in Mzuzu some years back when they were demonstrating against human rights perpetuated by his obnoxious regime.More recently,BOLD-HEADED and an opportunistic Jappie Mhango told the.Northerners that brainless Muthalika has NJAKWA ROAD TO LIVINGSTONIA iS READY FOR CONSTRUCTION and yet,it wasn’t and still remains MKWALA WA MBWEGU until the end of the world..Northerners,voting for DPP INTO POWER;you are voting for your own graves and the graves of our coming generations. Have you forgotten so soon that Muthalika… Read more »

Atuchilichakwera
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Atuchilichakwera

Sorry my brother, even if you appleals to them, they will decide by themselves on May 21. Stop crying and making silly comments

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder

Winston, madala mufa ndi mtima. Chotsani kukwiya kuti zolemba zanu ziwerengeke komanso zimveke. Mukuonekanso kuti kumudzi munachokako kale kale, mutapita pano mukhoza kuona kuti APM mu zaka zochepa wayesetsa kupereka chitukuko chochuluka mchigawo cha ku mpoto kuposa dzigawo zina. Inu khalani chomwecho ndinkwiyo wanuwo pamene anzanu akumpoto kwanuko asankha chitukuko (DPP) osati chipolowe, chisokonwzo (Chilima/UTM)

Gembe
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Gembe

DPP kuno yayi unenesko muzamuona pa 21 may, tikuyikhumba yayi napachoko ikutikumbusha pa July 2o iyo.

SONA..
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SONA..

MP CHIMWENDO OF DOWA….. IS COMING THERE ……. WATCH OPUT..????

kamina kawena
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kamina kawena

koma DPP ndi mwala..msonkhano wa campaign director kuposa wa ma president achipani chinachake

vavlov
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vavlov

Malawi is the only country world-wide that cherishes idiots, and con-men like Ben Phiri. Politics in the country is full of thieves, who have no interest in developing the country. It is shocking that this article praises Mhango for construction of the Rumphi-Nyika-Nthalire road, is this a dream or what? This is the most stupid lie of the century. This road is the worse in Malawi, and has been in this state since MCP times. People from these areas are very docile, they vote for idiotic parties like DDP. What a pity

Saulosa
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Saulosa

Koma inu

Banda
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Banda

DPP sizamwana bwana. Those that hate it is because they are far away from it.

Atsotsi
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Kod akwaya masitala awaso,mukut ndi andan? Amayimbitsa kwaya yiti? ameneu ndikukhulupilra anachokera kwa anthu aja amkatifusa mafuso anthu ataliatalife,at ife tidzit ndakuonerani kuseli kwa phiri ilo,anyway macheza…you need to work extra harder mainly the centre and the northern regions bcoz the more u reach them with ur shoudy developments the more they refer those to Kamuzus and its true these most developments r done thru debts,when our children will be paying these credits there wil be nowhere to point that u r paying this bcoz of that structure.Kod tidzakhala makolo/azigogo otani ana kumangowalozela dothi zinthuzo zitatha kalekale iwo azipelek ngongole,kuwapatsa… Read more »

john chirwa
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john chirwa

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm no fundo atsotsi

Nkhambako
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Nkhambako

More fire Ben in kuti chongu

katayeni chitutu
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katayeni chitutu

Mtolankhani wa DPP iwe tizamuvota ndise wait for 21 may,2019 kuti uzakawone unenesko

Simbi
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Simbi

DPP has grown so big in the northern region, I doubt if these other parties will have votes from the region, Honorable Mhango has been so influential in taking DPP to most districts in the region.