Joyce Banda hosts Zomba chiefs to New Year’s luncheon: ‘I know Malawians are struggling’

Former president and People’s Party (PP) leader Joyce Banda on New Year’s Day hosted  320 traditional leaders from Zomba Malosa constituency  to her residence  in Domasi to a luncheon to mark the first day of 2019.

Banda: I will introduce a K10 billion revolving fund for loans to improve people’s livelihoods.

Chiefs listening to Joyce Banda at Domasi

JB addressing Zomba Malosa chiefs at her Domasi residence

Banda told the chiefs that she was set to contest in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections as presidential candidate on PP ticket.

The former president said she is concerned with socio-economic empowerment of the people which she claimed has not improved since she left office in 2014.

The PP leader said there was so much anger among Malawians that was manifesting itself in different ways in the just-ended year.

She observed that lack of basic needs, prolonged blackouts, poverty and lack of access to quality health services, among other things, were the ma jor causes of the anger.

“My message for 2019 is that we must desist from hurting and harming each other. I have demonstrated that we can run politics without using the podium to give hate speeches against other people. Those who do so should be named and shamed, especially those of us in politics,” she said.

Banda told chiefs she will introduce many programmes to uplift lives of all citizens.

She said: “I know people are struggling, there are not employed, they lack business capital and the taxes are too much for them. To improve their economic life, my party has set aside K10 billion for a revolving loan fund to uplift lives.”

On May 21 2019, Malawians will go to the polls to elect a president, MPs and councillors to govern the country for the next five years.

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hatton
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hatton

Amongst the people that are struggling is Lutepo who is strugling in prison for assisting you to root government coffers.

Apumbwa
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Apumbwa

Malawians are suffering because you brought the country’s economy to its knees with Cashgate , so what do you expect?

Alamu Pumani Mwakula kuba
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We are struggling yet Pitala kuba kosatha ndi Zameer. K145 million inapita ndithu. Mgogo uyu watikwana. Imfa ikuchedwa kumtenga tiwone ngati akadyere munthaka. We all end up as waste koma tisazunze the youth of today. They have a long way to go. Chilima Akuti angofuna benefits basi.

Gwedegwede
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Gwedegwede

mungotaya nthawi inu bas bakapumani iyaaaa!!!! no one will vote for you and you can’t win anymore

Wiseman
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Wiseman

Nzeru zoyendetsela dziko zabwela lero, mumkalandila galimoto 25 za brand new ati gift ku chipani ili cashgate misonkho yathu

Wiseman
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Wiseman

Akufuna akaluza azathawenso

Thampu wa Mzimba
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Thampu wa Mzimba

Joyce, you lack credibility. First explain to us what went wrong during your tenure and what you have learnt. Tell us the truth about the Jet you sold. Tell us about Mphwiyo, Lutepo and the like. What deals did you have with them?
Your agenda is also hollow. You have an NGO mentality and you think in terms of handouts and small time social projects. I am yet to hear anything transformational from your mouth

CHOKA SATANA
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CASHGATE BENEFICIARIES THE LIKES OF MPHWIYO –KASAMBALA –MAYI SENZANI– LUTEPO– CHAPONDA –MATHANGA–KALONGA –ZAMEER –BOTOMAN AND THEIR FRIENDS WILL DEFINITELY VOTE FOR YOU
MADAM BECAUSE YOU USE THE SAME PASSWORD —

Ida
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Ida

Koma amayi wokha amaganiza bwanji?

Makwinja
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Makwinja

No chance.Unathawa.

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