Mutharika continues to raid MCP base: Promises more development in Lilongwe hinterland

President Arthur Peter Mutharika says his government is committed to bring more development projects across the country if voted back into power in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

Mutharika took his re-election bid to Lilongwe rural
Mutharika stresses a point during the campaign meeting in Lilongwe
DPP central region governor Binton Kutsaira speaking at the rally
Part of the crowds in Lilongwe

Mutharika was speaking Saturday in Lilongwe, widely regarded as a stronghold for opposition Malawi Congress Party  (MCP) during a whistle-stop tour at Chingondo Primary School Ground in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) M’bwatalika.

He said he promised a lot of development projects in his 2014’s manifesto most of which he has fulfilled.

“Among others, my government has constructed durable roads, hospitals, bridges and community technical colleges across the country.

“DPP is ready to bring more of these development projects in the next five years; which, among others, include cancer facilities, schools, electricity, tarmac roads and pure running water,” said Mutharika, who faces strong competition from his estranged Vice-President Saulos Chilima  on a UTM party  ticket and Lazarus Chakwera of MCP .

Mutharika added that he will continue to fight food insecurity across the country by maintaining the Fertiliser Input Subsidy Programme (FISP).

“My enemy is poverty; that is why my government centres on ensuring food security in the country. In this regard, I will continue to run FISP whose beneficiaries are the poor.

“I am against the Universal Fertiliser Subsidy Programme that other parties say they will replace FISP with because the former initiative allows the rich to also benefit from it.

“I believe, we cannot fight poverty with this initiative because then the rich will continue to benefit more than the poor,” Mutharika said.

He further said leading a country is not a simple thing; as such, it needs an experienced leader like him to promote development and not someone who will just do an experiment.

From Chingondo, the President stopped at Ming’ongo Trading Centre in TA Kalolo and Phirilanjuzi in TA Masumphankhunda where the also promised thousands of people that gathered of the DPP’s continued promotion of people’s livelihoods.

“I have observed that the energy sector is encountering several challenges. I also know that some of our roads are still in bad shape and there is no clean water in some areas. I will, thus, work on these when voted back into power,” Mutharika said.

During the tour, the President made the last stop at Mitundu Trading Centre in TA Chingala where thousands of people had gathered to show support to Mutharika and the DPP.

TAs M’bwatalika and Kalolo hailed Mutharika for bringing various development projects to their areas saying people’s livelihoods have changed since he ascended into power in 2014.

“I will be failing if I do not acknowledge the President’s efforts in developing my area.

“I can boldly say that there is food security in my area thanks to, among others, Social Cash Transfer and FISP programmes that government introduced.

“I want to assure the President that I will continue to support him to ensure the country’s continued development,” TA M’bwatalika said.

TA Kalolo particularly hailed Mutharika for introducing the decent housing programme popularly known as Cement and Malata Subsidy saying it has enabled the ultra poor to live in good houses.

“The Cement and Malata Subsidy Programme that President Mutharika initiated has changed a lot of lives,” TA Kalolo said.

The last known major and credible survey on possible voting patterns for the May 21 elections by Institute for Public Opinion and Research (Ipor) put Mutharika neck-to-neck with Chakwera while Chilima was not far off in third. The survey was conducted when Chilima’s UTM Party was barely two months old.

 

 

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Don’t underestimate the power of incumbency. DPP has never lost an election, do not think they will lose this one. A divided opposition, a well informed unregistered urban voters, an uninformed registered rural masses, the power of incumbency, and a solid campaign are pointing to a certain victory for APM and his party. Dr Chakwera is good but not good enough to carry the day, Chilima is good but too immature, vindictive, anger-driven and naive. Atupele Muluzi is a very wise man, he knows how to play his cards well. In the future 2024 elections, the biggest winner is Atupele… Read more »

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

Zelensky a novice comedian has just won over the long time incumbent in Ukraine. Stop being over-confident and pompous, you will be go into depression

JOHN
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JOHN

A PITALA AKUFUNA MAVOTI PANO NDIYE AKUPITA KU CENTRAL REGION. ZOTI KU CENTRAL REGION KULINSO ANTHU OFUNIKA MA PROMOTION MUMADZIWA A PITALA? TELL ME MR. PRESIDENT, HOW MANY PEOPLE FROM THE CENTRE ARE IN SENIOR POSITIONS. HOW MANY PEOPLE FROM THE CENTRE HAVE YOU PROMOTED SINCE YOU TOOK OVER GOVERNMENT IN 2014? TIMANGOMVA ZA MOLENI, PINIFOLO, GIFT DULLA, SETANI, THODI, MANGULENJE MUKUWAPANGA PROMOTE. PITANI AKAKUVOTERENI OMWEWO!

AKAKHALA MA PROMOTIONS MUMAPATSANA NOKHANOKHA OZIWANAOCHEPA NOKHA KOMA PANO MUKUFUNA VOTI NDE MUZITIPAKA PHULA. MWAUPONDA. CHAKA CHINO MUYIDZIWA CENTRAL REGION. NE METRE.

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The unstoppable, the unblockable, APM, we need development. Our hour is now when the DPP government is implementing different projects in our areas. Our areas would have stayed forever without electricity, but thanks to you for the rural electrification programme. Our areas would have stayed for ever without a tarred road but now we can see. Our villages would have stayed without a single house roofed with iron sheets, but today cement and Malata , no more using mad to build houses.. Our young ones are going for technical colleges, no need for us to go to China and SouthAffica… Read more »

Afana pa tawuni
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Afana pa tawuni

Tiona ngati muwine Mr APM, It’s now few weeks to go… oh man you’ve wasted our precious years with nothing to show for just lies & empty promises. Zero financial freedom & worst GDP in the entire world. It’s like locust came to destroy a bountiful nation leaving a trail of suffering souls that’s your legacy Sir. Farewell Mr President!

Juuuames
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Juuuames

Why including tumbuka’s in this story?

Leave wise people alone
The blessed tribe in malawi😍😘

Mtimawanga was wakonda mcp with chakwera

mtete
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mtete

I applaud our president for the Road Shows. However, he should not be fooled by huge crowds dressed in Blue. Its just that most of these people haven’t had entertainment for a long time. You know, it’s not often we have Gulewamkulu during kulima season. And who would refuse a free chitenje or T-shirt?

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Bwana Incumbent President, Ine langa ndifunso. kodi ndiye kuti ma promotion mukupanga ku boma uku, mwangowona aphunzitsi ndi a police wokha basi?? Ifetu timaganiza kuti mwina chikanakhala chabwino mukanangokhazikitsa ndondomeko zokuti aliyense amene akugwila bwino ntchito m’boma akhale ndi mwayi wofanana ndi mnzake kuti azitha kukwezedwa pa ntchito osati momwe zikukhalilamu. Mukadapanga functional review ku department ina iliyonse. kuwonesesa kuti anthu ali ndi career hierachy yabwino bwino komaso correct staffing levels. tsono omwe akuchita bwino nkumawakweza. Ifetu tikudziwa kuti mu boma lomweli muli anthu oti agwila ntchito koposa zaka 15 koma palibe chiyembekezo cha promotion. chonsecho amagwila bwino ntchito komaso… Read more »

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba kutibera K145 million
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Pitala is sitting next to a statue of Bintoni Kutsaira. Tamadzolaniko ambi please. This is a party of statues. Which fool can vote for dpp. What have you done in that area. Just concentrate on packing your personal stuff from State Houses and you have to be monitored because as a well known thief you might take with you things that belong to the government.

Aalex
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Aalex

Remember his convoy sort of intertain the local people. It does not mean these people came as his supporters. Some just want to see the man behind the 145 million kwacha theft. We are doomed if this country votes for these thieves. We lose nothing to try new things. These people are just thieves.

Kaka
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Kaka

Northerners are dull. No wonder saulos chilima who also comes from the north ku chitipa district , ku udumbo. Ndi anthu amatama ozipopa. They claim ndi anzeru dzuko lonse. So you seeeee. Mxhewa ngwa zeru