The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Vice President for Eastern Region, Bright Msaka, on Sunday had a blazing whistle stop in Machinga Likwenu constituency, urging the people to go and register enmass in order to exercise their right to vote in the forthcoming tripartite elections in May next year.
Msaka addressed meetings in the constituency whipping up support for the ruling party and urging people to take an active role in the coming general elections.
He, himself, went to register and was escorted by hundreds of DPP supporters.
In his address, Msaka, who is aspiring to be legislator for Machinga Likwenu, preached a message of hope for a better life for the country’s citizens, promising to step up infrastructure development in the transport, education and socioeconomic sectors to turn Malawi into a prosperous nation.
Msaka, who is also Minister of Education, Science and Technology, assured the people that under President Peter Mutharika, the DPP led government has set a strong foundation for growth, citing the provision of cheaper materials for decent housing, connection of many trading centres to the electricity grid under the Malawi Rural Electrification Program (MAREP Phase 8), expansion of the education sector and building of key roads such as the Liwonde-Mangochi and Balaka-Khwisa as some of the successes of the current political administration.
He said very soon the government will commence the construction of the Chingeni-Balaka-Liwonde road to create a seamless network of key roads in the region. Msaka also announced to the people that the government will also provide relief maize to all those affected by the prolonged dry spells, which has affected the harvest for some of the farming households across the country.
Msaka described the reception by the people during the whistle stop as “heart warming, resounding and overwhelming” and urged them to go an extra mile by registering to vote for their government in the forthcoming tripartite elections.
“When you go and register, please keep your voter’s card safe. It is your passport to prosperity, no one should take it away from you,” Msaka said.