Mutharika gets thunderous welcome in Lilongwe: Vows to continue with development agenda

Thousands of Malawians Wednesday afternoon stormed Biwi Triangle in Lilongwe to welcome to the Capital City, State President and the DPP-UDF alliance torch-bearer in next Tuesday fresh election, Arthur Peter Mutharika.

Triumphant entry as Mutharika returns to Lilongwe. He is flanked by his running mate Atupele Muluzi
Crowds of people turned up to give Mutharika a thunderous welcome in Lilongwe

The campaign whistle stop tour, which was Mutharika’s first public appearance in the capital since the annulment of the 2019 presidential election results was the president’s second stop of the day following a similar address in Ntcheu on his way from Blantyre.

Mutharika, who was flanked by his runningmate, Atupele Muluzi  asked people to  vote for him and Muluzi in next week’s polls to ensure the continuity of the various development projects his government has been implementing in the past five years.

“We want to continue development. As you vote next week, choose development instead of regression. Choose peace and not chaos and violence. Do not let them (the opposition) stop the projects that my government started,” Mutharika said.

Mutharika then highlighted various projects and initiatives that his government has outlined for the city of Lilongwe, the youth, women and the country at large. Among others, Mutharika mentioned subsidy fertilizer program which has seen a 50 Kg bag of fertilizer being pegged at K5,000 in the 2020-2021 national budget.

“In five years, we have constructed in excess of 60 roads countrywide and we are continuing. Funds are already available for a dual-carriage way from Bunda turn-off to Lumbadzi and from Lumbadzi to Karonga. We have allocated K15 billion for MEDF loans and we are increasing to K8 billion the allocation for students’ loans,” Mutharika said.

Mutharika also said his government will continue with the community colleges initiative, and plans to have a college in every of the 193 constituencies in the country.

Speaking before Mutharika, Muluzi called Mutharika a president for peace and development, stressing that the DPP-UDF alliance will win again in next week’s polls.

“Mutharika is a president who loves peace and development. Look at the various development projects he has implemented, like roads, MEDF loans, cheap fertilizer and many more. He also cares for the youth, that is why he chose me as a running mate so I should represent the wishes of young people,” Muluzi said.

The incumbent president will proceed to the Northern region on Thursday as he intensifies his campaign. Mutharika has not been to the region since last year’s nullified election, a move DPP officials attributed to have come about due to security concerns.

Malawians will next Tuesday June 23, vote in a first ever fresh presidential election. This followed the nullification of the May 2019 election results by the Constitutional Court, a decision that was upheld by the Supreme Court of Appeal.

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Milamba
2 years ago

Ntchito zabwino zamanja ake plus mtima odekha zikumuchitira umboni APM . Professor Delivery ndi MORE!!!

Malawi citizen
2 years ago

We just seen a video of the open car being pushed. I felt sorry. Mpaka kukankha galimoto bwana ali momo.

Nafenso
Nafenso
2 years ago

I reall feel sorry for APM, the people around him know better. These people were ferried from all over the country with a promise of money. Please DPP gurus love your leader and tell him the truth. APM even said osandinamizatu….Do you want him to die of heart attack? Why are you cheating him?

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
2 years ago
Reply to  Nafenso

True and he’s getting big NYEKHWE at the hands of tonse alliance.

Frustrated with DPP
Frustrated with DPP
2 years ago

President Cancels all Rallies Scheduled for Thursday was overworked Wednesday attending 2 whistle stops HOW IS HE GOING TO FUNCTION the NEXT 5 years RESIGN NOW

President Chisokonezo
2 years ago

Anthu mimakaatuta Malawi yonse mmagalimoto. Mwayaluka

Namalopa
Namalopa
2 years ago

Oooh ndi zóona Kodi kuti achikulire awapeza ndi kovid eti. Baby akukanikadi kuvuls mask

Aalex
Aalex
2 years ago

Chitukuko chamisewu Yozila ife ayi. Mukawina akulu inu ndiye kuti ndinu mfitidi. Mwina mafupa aja ntchito yake ndimeneyo. Unless we all Malawians are dander heads to vote for you. We know mission ya Atupele ndi bambo ake. Izi ndiye ndale zopusa zomatenga amalawi ngati opusa. This time some people are fasting for God to intervene and peacefully remove you like he removed your brother.

ERUTU
ERUTU
2 years ago

23rd June 2020 is last time we will see somebody vomiting fire 😪

Chiga
Chiga
2 years ago

This thunderous welcome to the central region should hopefully be a good enough motivation for APM and his doubting Thomases to gather enough steam of confidence and abandon the infamous and underhanded tactics aimed at capturing the other two arms of government in a democratic dispensation. Com`on Arthur Peter Mutharika you’re winning this election resoundingly why tamper with the Judiciary any further be man enough! It’s not too late to win the hearts and minds of some Malawians. Don’t keep on shooting yourself in the foot,!

Chukuemeka
Chukuemeka
2 years ago
Reply to  Chiga

Comon don’t be cheated we saw the lorries ferrying cadets, that’s DPP for u anyways

Baba Tunde
Baba Tunde
2 years ago
Reply to  Chukuemeka

Chuku learn to read and understand. Chiga’s Comment requires an analytical mind to digest. So, your view is that APM should continue undermining the principle of separation of powers?

The Great Prophet Baruch

I am a Prophet. Arthur Peter Mutharika will lose this election. Just as he lost the last one.

Patrick
2 years ago

This is politics Prophet,and Prophets never call themselves prophets

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