‘I have a vision for Malawi, MCP to rule in 2014’ says MP in Parliament

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Member of Parliament for Mchinji North East Alex Chitete has told parliament that he has a vision for the country and that there will new government after next year’s tripartite elections.

“Mr. Speaker, Sir, I have a vision for Malawians.  Mr. Speaker, Sir, I see Malawi with a new regime in 2014,”said Chitete contributing to the State of-the-national Address on the opening of the budget session of Parliament by President Joyce Banda.

“ I see Malawi being transformed to its original lost glory.  Mr. Speaker, Sir, I can see Malawians purchasing motor vehicles at the end of every tobacco growing season once this new administration come to being.

“Mr. Speaker, Sir, I can see commercial estates like Estate 57, Estate 59, Estate 60 in Mchinji North East Constituency being resuscitated and re-opened for employment opportunities to its hard working Mchinji farmers.”

Tembo and MCP MP Njobvuyalema in the House
Tembo and MCP MP Njobvuyalema in the House

He said “with Malawi Congress Party in power in 2014, I can see Malawi training bases opened where our youths shall attain knowledge and skills. “

Chitete said the new MCP government  “shall come in its holiness in order for civil service to receive salaries with buying power.”

MCP is expected to hold a national convention to e lect ts presidential candidate.

Incumbent MCP  president  John Tembo  despite being barred by the party constitution to contest for the presidency for the consecutive third time , says he will seek to renew his mandate.

Apart from the  80-year-old veteran politician, presidential hopefuls who have presented their nominations papers include former cabinet minister Jodder Kanjere, Malawi Assemblies of God president Rev Dr Lazarus Chakwera, current secretary general Chris Daza, former chief Justice Lovemore Munlo, former MCP secretary general Beston Majoni, former Farmers Union of Malawi (Fum) President Felix Jumbe and former MCP director of political affairs Eston Kakhome.

The winner at the convention will likely compete with President Joyce Banda for ruling People’s Party, Peter Mutharpka (DPP), Atupele Muluzi (UDF) among other contenders in the next year’s tripartite elections.

MCP ruled Malawi for 31 years between 1963-1994 under the leadership of Dr. H Kamuzu Banda and has been the country’s biggest opposition party since 1994.

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