President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday highlighted the mission of political parties that ruled the country starting from 1964 up to date and appreciating the role each party did to Malawians.
According to Mutharika, the mission of the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) was to deal with the colonial rule and brought independence while the United Democratic Front (UDF) championed democracy in the country and that his party, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is to bring development.
Mutharika said this in Lilongwe north constituency during a political campaign rally he organized in the area to campaign for DPP candidate ahead the 17th October by-elections.
However, the Malawi leader failed to highlight the mission of the former ruling Peoples Party (PP) – but critics attributes the two years of the PP regime to have been characterised by Cashgate [plunder of public resources]..
“MCP mission was to deal with colonial rule, UDF to bring democracy and DPP is in government in order to bring development,” said Mutharika.
He said for the past 11 years while in government, DPP had brought a number of development projects in the country and it will continue doing that.
“It is the first time in the history of Malawi to have 33 trading center electrified under MAREP. Apart from that it is the DPP government that has reduced poverty rate to below 50 percent,” he added.
Mutharika said MCP failed to reduce the poverty level to below 50 percent but to 64 in its tenure.
He then urged the Lilongwe Msozi north constituency to vote for a DPP candidate Bruno Daka especially if they want development in their area.