Joyce Banda gets thunderous welcome as she invades the North

Business was brought to a standstill following a legion of people that thronged Jenda and Luvwiri Trading Centres as People’s Party (PP) presidential flagbearer, Joyce Banda made her inroads into the northern region.

Joyce Banda gets into the North

People thronged in large numbers to welcome Banda

Banda greets her supporters

Crowds welcome JB

Crowds of people attend JB rally

At Jenda Trading Centre  people braved the rains for well over  three hours in a quest to see the former Malawi leader who is in a tour of the northern region.

While at Luwviri school, in the area of Group Village Headman Zgabagumbo,  T/A Nzikuola, the PP leader was ambushed as her supporters turned what was meant to be a stopover into a full rally.

Banda did not disappoint her supporters by assuring them of her continued commitment in an effort to contribute towards social economic transformation of the country.

Continuing with her agenda, ‘phase 2’, Banda said the need for new measures for economic recovery can not be overemphasised.

She bemoaned the growing poverty levels amongst Malawians saying time is now that political leaders should stop playing with human dignity and lives.

”We need to revamp our economy. under the Economic Recovery Plan, ERP, we managed to revamp the economy that was in a devastitating state in 2 years. Phase 2, we are going to come up with another milestone, an economic recovery plan that will bring joy to Malawians,” said Banda.

She justified her choice of Dr. Jerry Jana as her running mate who she said she picked because of his experience and role he played in shaping the economy of the country when he served at Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, MCCCI.

JB, as she is popularly known, said poverty alleviation and wealthy creation are key to her agenda.

She said her government will introduce K10 billion  loan scheme to help support small scale enterprises.

Banda said social protection is paramount to any caring government that has welfare of people, especially the poor and the underprivileged at heart.

The former Malawi leader pledged to continue fighting for the rights of the poor and the vulnerable.

”I will continue building houses for the poor,” said Banda.

On agriculture, Banda said that she will revamp ADMARC to it’s lost glory.

She said it is government’s responsibility to see to it that farmers are selling their farm produce at good and worthy prices.

”I hear people were selling pigeon peas at 30 kwacha per kilogram. That is not fair and it must stop,” said Banda

At this point, the People’s Party leader assured Malawians and people of Mzimba of a universal subsidy farm input program.

”I promise cheap fertilizer for all,” she said.

The former Malawi leader told the gathering that she will not relent in her efforts of ensuring that people in Malawi have power, all day, everyday.

Banda maintained her call for need to revoke continuous license renewal for motorists.

She said the process has proved to be a burden to many young Malawians who earn a living through driving.

PP leader  also spoke on health, education, environment, energy and mining as well as social economic development in her phase 2 agenda.

Before addressing the Luvwiri and Jenda crowds, JB was perpetually being asked to stop and address people who had converged in several strategic places waiting for their beloved leader.

Scores of people had lined up along the road at Mponela, Madisi, Kasungu, Lojwa, Chatoloma and Nkhamenya hoping to throw just a glance at the PP President.

Also in attendance were over 300 chiefs led by Group Village Headman Zgabagumbo of Traditional Authority, T/A  Mzikuola in Mzimba.

JB took this opportunity to introduce shadow Member of Parliament for the area Thomas Phiri.

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mtete
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mtete

Wasn’t it the same in 2014? It was orange everywhere. Came the polling day.Only the relations and those who benefitted from your lopsided development ( houses, cows, goats etc) voted for you. You lost it big that time. The Malawian radio activity takes years to decay. Your chances of making it this time are at the lowest. I would just pair off with MCP, with no strings attached, if I were you. You messed it up with UTM and cannot, therefore, go back there. You cannot be a Judas to team up with DPP.

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
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Yasser Arafat Hamdani

Wakubha uyu Abhiti Kazhigeti. Waste of time. M’bale wa Misozi Chanthunya murderer.

CASHGATE
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CASHGATE

it is your running mate who messed up ADMARC!……..we have not forgotten the scandal.
Izi ndi combination ya nyusensi

On the Inside
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On the Inside

Political rally attendance in Malawi doesn’t translate into votes. Am sorry

winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

YOU NORTHERNERS BROKE-HEADS!!!!!!! Do not waste your time on that opportunistic and misguided rogue woman.Did you ask where did she put the 650mk she stole from government coffers? And why did she flee from her country and came back shamelessly.In other countries,she could have gone straight to prison to wait for theft charges but,because all the leaders of Malawi were born thieves and killers,she absconds justice.If you were intelligent enough as it should be,you would have advised Chihana and Mwenefumbo to reconcile and move ahead to unite the people.For your information,JOYCE BANDA will never win the coming elections until Jesus… Read more »

Chatonda
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Chatonda

Her time is gone and gone for hood.
No more time for thieves.

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

If she failed to win while in government can she win while in opposition? Just give the Malawians the Cashgate money you stole from government! Forget about out votes!

SULOM
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SULOM

Atumbuka ketengeka

KALYOTO
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KALYOTO

akumpoto tidye naye mayiyu. kenako timutaye kkkk. this lady does not seem to know what she is getting into. kkkkkkkk

ndele
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ndele

anthu angobwera for a social gathering mumati azitanimmizimu? at least zacilendozi kukatsuka mmaso. nanga anawathawa kukanjoya ndi azungu lelo wabwera kudzawanamiza azawasogolera. my mother malawi

nyalugwe
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nyalugwe

Likely to come second in the elections

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