I’m flashing red card to Mutharika, says Chakwera: ‘MCP to build Malawi’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has promised a massive ‘Red Card’ campaign against President Peter Mutharika, accusing him and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for failure to keep its manifesto promise.

Chakwera: Red card for Mutharika

“I have come to flash a red card to Mutharika,” said Chakwera in a brief speech at Masintha Ground in Kawale, Lilongwe on Saturday during a political rally after launching the party’s 2019-2024 manifesto.

The rally was disrupted by rains and Chakwera speech was cut short.

Nyasa Times understands that MCP will be distributing red cards – the symbol of Chakwera’s campaign – so that supporters should show their red cards on Fridays, to display their displeasure with the DPP-led government.

It is a symbol borrowed from football when players are shown a red card when they are dismissed from the game.

Mutharika and Chakwera have emerged as bitter rivals since the May 20 2014 Tripartite Elections in which Chakwera trailed Mutharika in the presidential race.

Chakwera earlier launched the manifesto at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe, highlighting five critical areas that will propel economic growth and development if it is ushered into power in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

In the manifesto, Chakwera says the May 21 2019 watershed elections place Malawians in the “valley of decision.”

He stated: “There is no doubt that despite our diversity, we are all united by the desire to make Malawi a better home for ourselves and generations to come. It is against this backdrop that I would like to assure you that the MCP, under my leadership, is painfully aware of the damage done to state institutions over the last two decades, effectively rendering them incapable of delivering the transformation you long for.

“It is in response to this crisis of governance and the suffering it perpetuates that I and the MCP now stand ready to deliver national transformation on the foundation of a capable democratic developmental state,” states Chakwera.

In the manifesto launched, MCP has singled out economic management and development, agriculture development and food security, energy access and security, trade, commerce and industrial development, mining and resource governance and tourism to achieve this feat.

Reads the manifesto in part: “The MCP believes that Malawi’s fortunes can dramatically within the framework of the capable democratic developmental state. In line with the World Bank’s diagnosis, Malawi requires growth levels not less than six percent per annum for at least over a decade to graduate from a low to middle-income country.”

On the macro-economic policy environment, MCP’s position is that Malawi cannot achieve fundamental structural transformation and sustainable development without a strategic long-term vision to guide the achievement and sustenance of a stable macro-economic policy environment.

MCP says it will also pay particular attention to public debt and aid management to ensure sustainable economic growth and development.

The oldest party also says it will revive the performance of parastatal organisations by limiting political interference and recruiting chief executive officers on a merit and holding them accountable for their decisions in the management of their respective enterprises.

MCP also pledges it will undertake broad-based tax reforms designed to expand the tax base by increase tax compliance and lower the tax burden on individuals, businesses and all taxpaying entities, revise the zero-rated Pay As You Earn tax from K35 000 to K100 000 to spur productivity and investment.

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Maunits
Maunits
2 years ago

should be 2019

Maunits
Maunits
2 years ago

Head of state come 21 May, 22019

Kapado Chimuthawirenji

Second time MCP rally to be disrupted by rain. First was at Zingwangwa in Blantyre. God is speaking that there is no chance for the reverend to rule Malawi. History has it that reverends do not win elections beginning with Reverend Jesse Jackson of the USA who tried several times and eventually gave up and Bishop Muzorewa of Zimbabwe. Chakwere is yet to come up with the same excuse that the elections have been stolen come May 21. God does not want people who preach salvation to become liars as politicians are crooks and liars. If you have lust for… Read more »

wakikiki
wakikiki
2 years ago

tell me the sign of rain, if rain is raining it is a symbol of blessing so please let GOD be GOD

Francis
Francis
2 years ago
Reply to  wakikiki

very true

tman
2 years ago

No pompous opposition leader won an election in Malawi.Ask Chakwamba ,Chakufwa, Chilembwe,Tembo.All failed but they had people enmas.Come and help flood victims in Nsanje

Maluza
Maluza
2 years ago
Reply to  tman

Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk You are stupid IBU sanali Ku opposition

Duli
Duli
2 years ago

Abusa akale tsopano. Do you think Malawi and are ready to listen to the amateurish fake accent for 5 years? Forget.

CLARA
CLARA
2 years ago

NDAKUFILANI……ZILI BHOO…!!!!.

SYMPA
SYMPA
2 years ago

INDE BWANAA ……..IFE KUMVA KUKOMA

SYMPA
SYMPA
2 years ago

BRAVO BWANA……..IFE KUMVA KUKOMA….

Bwalero
2 years ago

Shaaa fallen pastor. Nchilima flashed you first with red card when he formed UTM. Dpp has flashed nchilima with yellow card ,now to be next leader of opposition. Abusa munkachita oppose bwino but now we will miss you.
God back to the pulpit

ELIJAH VERSUS BAAL
2 years ago

if you have the interests of the people in your heart –why didn’t you join hands with chilima to rescue Malawians from the hands of these wicked beasts ?

Muyeseni lero manja anu amalimba

Chilima ndi mbala imeneija akulu nanunso tsekulani maso

Kamsuli H
Kamsuli H
2 years ago

Anakubera chiyani??????????

Marium Balaki Kuyer
Marium Balaki Kuyer
2 years ago
Reply to  Kamsuli H

Mavoti

Boncholi
Boncholi
2 years ago

Chilima ndi adad akusiyana chani nanuso, mzakoyo has been in the system together with pitala kuononga dzikoli limodzi

kavibangwa
kavibangwa
2 years ago
Reply to  Boncholi

show us the evidence that he stole or else just shut your proboscis, we do not want to hear you rhetoric.

cipiliro
cipiliro
2 years ago
Reply to  Boncholi

May be you were not in the country when he said it with his mouth in Dedza at his rally that he was the one who did a great job putting ADAD on presidency so what does that mean?

Nanthala
Nanthala
2 years ago

Why should Chakwera join hands with chilima? We have heard Chakwera speak against the ills of the current regime over the years, where was Chilima?eating our taxes. Why was he silent? Kuopa loosing ma benefits a u VP. Now that we are nearing elections he begins to speak against the regime and u believe he’s doing that with the interests of Malawians at heart? Open your eyes ! If he had good intentions why did he not join Chakwera ? Why form another party? He’s too hungry for the presidency. Koma the forthcoming election will humble him. God resists the… Read more »

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