Kyungu endorses JB presidency

Paramount Chief Kyungu Mwakabanga of Karonga district has endorsed President Joyce Banda to continue governing the nation beyond May elections, saying she always translate her words into actions.

“A leader must act. You are the kind of leader that I want. Apart from that you are God fearing, you fear people and love your own country,” Kyungu said.

Malawi’s 1967 Chiefs Act mandates Chiefs as gatekeepers of their residents and champions for local development. Government pays them a monthly honorarium, but the Act bars them from practicing party politics.

Paramount Chief Kyungu
Paramount Chief Kyungu

The Chief made the remarks during a rally held at Baka Community Centre ground at Karonga Boma on Monday.

“We are tired of politics and this is not time for politicking. We have been politicking since 1956 and people are tired. They want development. Now is time to concentrate on development. I say thank Dr Banda,” he said.

Kyungu speaking in a fusion of his native Ngonde and English, asked for peace, love and togetherness from his subjects as they assist Dr Banda to victory in the May 20 polls.

“We are going into elections and I beg Karonga people to vote wisely, to always fear and love God,” he said.

The so-called development rally was the culmination of various engagements the President had earlier in the day in the district.

Banda had a rally at Chiweta in Rumphi, donated a house at Khwawa under the Mudzi Transformation Trust, officially opened Ngara Admarc Cotton Ginnery and inspected works for water reservoirs at Songwe.

She said the coming elections were a chance for Malawi to audit her two years at the helm of the Malawi government.

“In doing so you have to look at the problems we have had and what happened to them. You cannot vote for DPP which killed 20 unarmed Malawians for protesting or MCP with its bag of atrocities. MCP forced women to buy cards for the unborn babies. Do we want that to happen? “Banda queried.

The PP President then appealed for peaceful campaign and election saying violence does not catapult one to be a President.

“Even if you beat others but if God does not want you to be President so it will be. We do not want PP members to be engaged in violence because I do not know how to handle or accept it. I just recoil,” Banda said.

She then urged Malawians to have foresight.

“Nobody eats politics. Let us look forward and elect a leader that will uplift your lives. Let’s pray that we should not have crooks going into government,” Banda said.

PP Provincial Chairperson for the north Reverend Christopher Mzomera Ngwira said Banda must have fresh mandate to continue as Malawi President because men are careless.

“Even as drivers men are the same that is why our garages have a stock pile of crushed vehicles,” Reverend Ngwira said.

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