Malawi vice president Khumbo Kachali says he is optimistic that the People’s Party (PP) will win the 2014 elections arguing that almost every Malawian is satisfied with the economic progress brought by president Joyce Banda’s administration.
Speaking during the award winning Tiuzeni Zoona program on a privately owned Zodiak Broadcasting Station on Sunday, Kachali said almost all people in the northern region are happy with development that PP has brought there.
“Everyone in the northern region is happy with the PP leadership, and we are sure that we will win the elections because we know everything about Malawi politics,” he said.
During the interview, Kachali denied reports that he forced the late Ngoni chief Mbelwa to kneel down before him and apologize for the insults the chief was pouring on him after he was expelled from then ruling Democratic Progressive Party.
“What happened is the we sat down where we amicably ironed out our differences and agreed to be working together but nothing of the sort you are talking about happened because even during that meeting there were some chiefs and cabinet ministers,” Kachale told the host of the program Pilirani Phiri.
He also denied allegations that he failed Malawi Schools Certificate Examinations while at Phwezi Secondary School saying that people can crosscheck the results with the school itself.
On his performance as the country’s second-in-command, Kachalesaid he is performing to the required standards thanking President Banda for giving him all the responsibilities which the vice president is required to do.
He parried away accusations that he has become the puppet of President Banda as he is often seen attending the Head of State’s functions.
“What happens is that sometimes I follow the president to learn from her what she is doing. For example I recently accompanied the president to Phalombe during the one Cow per Family initiative. And few days later she delegated me to so same somewhere.”