President Peter Mutharika has said the country is indebted to Nkhata bay district for producing notable figures that helped the country to attain independence.
Mutharika was speaking Tuesday at a whistle-stop campaign rally at Chipambo Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority Kabunduli in Nkhata Bay District.
The President said Nkhata Bay is known to have contributed significantly to the attainment of the country’s independence due to its people who braved different colonial pressure hence the need for the district to be honored by developing it.
Most of the people that helped to fight the colonial rule came from Nkhata Bay District such as Orton Chirwa, Manoya Chirwa and Aleke Banda.
Their brevity earned us independence as such the district deserves development as one way of honoring the fallen heroes,” said Mutharika.
The President, therefore, promised people of Nkhata Bay that if re-elected into power on May 21, his government would invest in a lot of development projects such roads, community colleges, seven modern secondary schools in the district and extension of health centers, among others.
He stressed that it is his government’s wish to reduce poverty in the country which he said has burdened Malawians for so long.
“We need to alleviate poverty, for how long shall we be in poverty? Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is the solution,” Mutharika said.
Earlier, Traditional Authority Kabunduli asked government to give the bare part of Chikangawa Forest to people that were displaced by floods in his area in 2016 for settlement.
Later, Mutharika also addressed rallies at Nkhata Bay Boma and Chombe in the district.