Joyce Banda defiant, ‘VP up to 2014 woooo!’

Malawi’s Vice President and People’s Party president Joyce Banda has said no one has the powers to remove her from the post of Vice President except the electorate.

The PP leader was responding to moves by some overzealous DPP MPs who wanted to move an impeachment motion during the last parliamentary seating in November.

Banda also said who ever wants to arrest her on trumped charges will also have to pick her alongside party’s membership of 2,25 million. She did not elaborate as to why the DPP led government wanted her arrested.

Joyce Banda and PP top brass on podium at Mzimba rally

The Vice President said this during her political rally under the banner of PP held at Mzimba Boma on Friday.

“I don’t oppose the government which I am also part of but I want to right the wrongs and make sure people of Malawi do not suffer because of an irresponsible government. I want this government to tell people the truth. (Chi Boma chi Chiyenela kutiuuza zoona),” she said breathlessly.

Unity of purpose

Banda also said PP as a party and a government-in-waiting, wants to rid Malawi of abject poverty.

“Poverty pains me and I have seen it throughout this country. We want to eradicate poverty, and not alleviate and we can only do that if we unite as Malawians. We can generate our own income, create jobs and improve our standard of living on our own. This country is endowed with lots of resources both natural and human,” she said.

Banda also asked Malawians to query President Bingu wa Mutharika on the numerous factories he promised Malawians in his 2009 presidential bid.

“He promised factories for canning mangoes, tomatoes, fish and cassava. Where are those factories?

“What happened to SEDOM and DEMATT? And what has happened to famed ‘economic engineer’? Where did he go?” she queried attracting laughter.

Khumbo rips Mutharika

PP Vice President Khumbo Kachali chided DPP presidential candidate Peter Mutharika saying he has no touch with Malawians and is riding on the back of his brother – the Head of State.

“May be he should try campaigning in America not in Malawi,” Kachali said.

He calmed President Mutharika is failing to source funds from Qatar for the Jenda to Edingeni road because those funds were entrusted to Joyce Banda and not Mutharika.

“The Qatar government wants Banda to sign for that money and not any oneelse. So that road will only be constructed by the PP government starting 2014,” he claimed.

The rally was attracted a huge turn up of people clad in People’s Party memorabilia of orange colours.

Harry Mkandawire announcing he has joined PP

Cross section of the people at Mzimba rally

 

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