Vice President Khumbo Kachali has said Malawians should have faith in President Joyce Banda’s administration as it will deliver on its promises and fully recover the economy.
The Vice President was addressing a development rally at Chulu Community Ground in
Kasungu where he said indicators were pointing towards full recovery and the approaching harvest should ease pressure on inflationary food prices.
“Malawi was a pariah within the International community, locally freedoms were only for those that were praising the regime. Dr. Joyce Banda has restored freedoms and dignity, tobacco prices improved and this coming season we should be able to improve from last years when the President took office,” said Kachali.
The Vice President appealed to tobacco farmers to take care of the crop saying the floatation of the kwacha will result in tobacco farmers and other cash crops such as soya and groundnuts get their real value unlike in the fixed regime where farmers were being ripped off by the artificial kwacha.
Kachali said the current food shortages need not to be repeated and said when President Joyce Banda said there would be food shortage some opposition leaders accused her of exegerrating the situation and were now turning around and proclaiming food shortages for political mileage.
“The problem is when some people have food, they fail to think of others. The many people that are going hungry are a concern to the President and her Government, let us find long term solutions, let us not lie to the nation about the food situation but work to get enough food in every home,” said the Vice President.
On politics, the Vice President said Malawi is a democracy and not a Kingdom where family members inherit the positions saying people should not be cheated by claims of transformation by the same families that failed to govern.
“There was politics of nepotism, retribution, insulting women, arresting religious leaders and firing of innocent people who wanted to express their displeasure over some Government policies. It is time Malawians examined people who today want to cry louder than the people that they oppressed,” said Kachali.
Provincial Chairperson for PP Kizito Ngwembe said it was sad that some politicians were taking advantage of the current economic mess they created by pretending they are changed when they failed to manage individual ministries they were given.
“Where were they when women died due to lack of fuel for ambulances that they should jump into minibuses today? They said rural areas don’t need foreign exchange or fuel, today they are jumping up and down trying to pretend they love us more than others when they wined and dined on our miseries,” said Ngwembe.
Senior Chief Lukwa said Kasungu was experiencing food shortages and said it expects better tobacco prices when the auction opens.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :