I will not be distributing chickens or pigs -Mutharika

President Peter Mutharika has retaliated that he will not continue with the One Dairy Cow per Family’ project which was launched by his predecessor Joyce Banda.

One Dairy Cow per Family’ project was being coordinated by Presidential Initiative on Poverty and Hunger in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, but Mutharika said that has been abolished as it was not a policy.

“I am a President working in the office as you employed me; I will not be going around distributing chickens or pigs. If need for that comes, my ministers will do that not me,” said Mutharika during his first political rally in Blantyre since winning the May 20 Tripartite Elections.

Mutharika greets Ngumuya at the venue of the rally
Mutharika greets Ngumuya at the venue of the rally

Malawi’s livestock sector contributes 11 percent of GDP and about 38 percent of agricultural production to the national economy.

At the same rally, the President also disclosed he would compete during the 2019 presidential elections dispelling rumours that he would only serve one term.

“Far from the rumours that we are working on Plan B for the 2019 elections, let me tell you that I will be contesting. If some of you thought otherwise, sorry, wait for 2024; maybe that is when you can stand,” said Mutharika.

Speaking earlier, Member of Parliament of the area Allan Ngumuya asked government to improve roads, markets and resumption of construction of hospital work at Kameza to reduce congestion at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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