Mia outlines MCP vision for Malawi: To transform agriculture

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) first vice-president Sidik Mia has has said the party will restore Kasungu District back to its status as the country’s main agricultural sector and that the vision of party leader Lazarus Chakwera is to restore Malawi’s lost dignity that has for years reduced the country to a begging nation due to lack of strategic direction .

Mia: MCP plans to transform agriculture to make it into business and enhance agri-based exports

Speaking at Kasungu Community Ground on Saturday,  Mia said after touring the district, it is sad to see that there is visible poverty in the district.

Kasungu was in the past known to be the district which has been producing high quality tobacco, soya beans, maize and groundnuts but due to poor agriculture and economic  policies it has been neglected resulting growing levels of that forced  people to flood to cities.

Mia said one of the MCP plans is to transform agriculture to make it into business and enhance agri-based exports, bring equity to the education sector so that both girls and boys as well as people in rural and urban areas have equal access to education, revamp the health sector and that people should be able to freely do business that can bring them money.

He said the new MCP offers hope to the people that have been looking for leadership that is selfless and that would be servant leadership.

Mia said people are working hard but the problem is that the government is not assisting them as most of them are failing to access fertilizer.

“From May next year, we will remove these subsidy coupons and establish farmers clubs where farmers will have opportunity to access fertilizer on loans,” he said. 

Mia said MCP wants people of Kasungu  to afford buying tractors for their agricultural process as well as own cars and build good houses. 

“This is what we call transformation,” he said. “We want you to be using modern farming methods. We are aware that you’re tired of using hoes, in addition you must have readily available markets for your produce. Our government will do that,” Mia said.

“MCP will be in government come next May because we want to serve Malawians. The country is rotten and has completely lost its direction. If we had been following the policies that were put in place by Dr. Kamuzu Banda, Malawi could have been rich and developed by now. 

“But time has come. With Dr. Chakwera things will change for the better. God has sent Chakwera to serve Malawians. We are tired of unclean and unsafe water, faiure to pay school fees, poverty and many more programs. 

“This is the best time to choose MCP candidates including its presidency of Dr. Lazarus Chakwera. We are ready to lead this nation and we have candidates in all 193 constituencies and wards.

“We will establish factories for different products so that we buy some things at a lower price. Once into power Kasungu will be developed, we will build a real stadium not a mere ground like what we have now.” 

Mia made his second appearance in the Central Region since his appointment as running mate for MCP President Lazarus Chakwera in the 2019 tripartite elections.

Last week he was in Lilongwe Mpenu and before the main rally in Kasungu, Mia made a stopover at Mponela despite the calls by DPP through the police that the stopover should not take place at the venue.

But people didn’t buy the idea and waited until he arrived at 10:38am where he faulted the Dowa Central gathering for voting the DPP in an MCP dominated area.

“I am confident enough that next year Dr. Chakwera will be our president. I wonder why you made a mistake in 2014 of voting for the DPP. The problems we are facing is as a result of leaders who are not willing to serve Malawians well. 

“It is only that God is favoring Malawi that’s why we are still alive. In the days of Kamuzu, the standards were very good that we moved from zero to many steps higher but now we are back to zero. But I want to tell you that it’s only MCP President who has that passion to lead this country,” Mia said.

He then advised the shadow MPs and councilors that once voted into power, they should not behave as bosses of the constituents but servants.

 “Time for Malawians to enjoy has come and it awaits your vote. Look, businesses have gone down, hospitals must have drugs, schools must have good learning materials, fees must be very reasonable and affordable, loans are needed to our small scale business operators as we are tired of Katapila loans.

“We will solve all these problems. I will come with my president to see for himself that Dowa has changed and now it’s Chakwera! Chakwera! Chakwera!”

As he was about to leave, a drama was about to unfold when a truck carrying painted DPP cadets passed but that did not disturb him.

From Mponela Mia made another stopover at Chambwe School where he just greeted the people since heavy rains had just that started. The last point to stop was at Chilowamatambe Primary School.

Mia stressed that his leadership with Chakwera is set to bring both the MCP and Malawi as a nation back on track to realise its dreams and vision.

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Africio
2 years ago

I totally agree that a reformed agriculture for the “little man” is key to independent and strong financial stability

Nalingula
Nalingula
2 years ago

Go,go MCP go.DPP team A and B amve kuwawa paja ma Cadet anatogawana Zida ati ina ndi company ya Mabus.

Mwiri
2 years ago

AKUPHA INU SIMUZALAMULILANSO MALAWI a mcp

Why MCP will win next year.
Why MCP will win next year.
2 years ago

Chakwera and Mia will win 2019 elections with ease. UTM’s role will be to take away some urban voters mainly from DPP, rural votes from pockets of Mulanje, most of Ntheu and some formerly PP votes from the north. UTM will be there to spoil things for DPP and not MCP. On the whole, MCP support has increased in the north, centre, south, and east compared to 2014. DPP and UDF support has decreased today compared to 2014, so may not add much should UDF partner with DPP. Major DPP fear in shunning Atupele is possibility of handing over power… Read more »

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

MCP will never win an election in Malawi, Never again. Let the Nazis rule Germany again before i vote for MCP. Bunch of killers.

Central
Central
2 years ago
Reply to  BigMan

Usataye nthawi iwe, mavoti a MCP anakwana kale, vote yakoyo sitikuyifuna mpang’ono pomwe ukagwele nayo konko vote yakoyocadet wachabechabe iweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

winston msowoya
winston msowoya
2 years ago

Mia,do not think that all Malawians are fools like you and that you can use them for your own good.What kind of agricultural transformation you can give to Malawians? It is Malawians who can extend to you agricultural lessons because it is part of their acenstors’ manifestations of human intellectual achievement carried collectively.You must be informed that agriculture is in our blood thousands of years ago unlike Arabs who depend on oil to buy food from foreign countries.Afterall,Arabs have no fertile lands for producing food and most of the time,they spend time in Mosques and wives at home.Malawians,wakeup Mia is… Read more »

LEGO
2 years ago

You don’t have any point here,it is better to remain silent than contributing hatred speeches

Mmalawi
Mmalawi
2 years ago
Reply to  LEGO

Don’t mind this man. He is struggling in Canada for decades. He knows nothing about developments in Malawi today..

Chakwera Chingatsiketu
Chakwera Chingatsiketu
2 years ago

Bwinotu Bambo Mia ndi chirombo chomwe mukuchipatsa HI-5 cho. Oh sorry I forgot kuti paja ku Chikwawanso kuli nyau eti? Chidontoto!

Uchindere
Uchindere
2 years ago

Poverty mayi wonna Lero?

mediaz
mediaz
2 years ago

MCP bomaaaaaaàaa!!!!

Voter
Voter
2 years ago

Continue working hard man to win the undecided voters. Let the plans of ur government out to the people. Increase the speed as we enter the year of deliverance as God has already promised us of the promised land next year.
God shall not allow his people suffer all the time.

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