Mutharika pays tribute to Nkhata Bay fallen heroes for Malawi independence

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 on campaign in Nkhata Bay
Part of the people in Nkhatabay listening to Mutharika

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.

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winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

CHAPOMPHA,YOU ARE A DEAD MORON AND THE NORTHERNERS HATE YOU AS YOU HATE YOUR OWN FECES.To Muthalika I say that I was with you in the Chepembere’s Party known as the PDP in Dar es salaam,Tanzania.At a meeting in Chepembere’s home he said to me verbally that he could not trust P.Muthalika as a PDP MEMBER because of his malicious hatrade of the Tumbukas and yet the majority membership were the Tumbukas.On third March,1959 about 35 innocent people were gunned down in Nkhata-bay by the imperialists trigger-happy soldiers and yet,to day,Northerners are hated the most as if they are not… Read more »

From likoma
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From likoma

Malawi is surely an amazing country in the world. Imagine 1: the President finds himself at the centre of corruption scandal involving a government department where proceeds of the vice were deposited into an account of which he is the sole signatory. Guess what ? this man is still in power and is seeking another term. 2: minister of home affairs is implicated in setting a braze an office for the country’s electoral body. This man is still minister and minister of internal security for that matter. 3: a cabinet minister showing his private ( genital) parts ( maliseche –… Read more »

Charlie Hebdo
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Charlie Hebdo

Can you also proceed to pay tribute to those gunned down on July 20 by your brother? If it wasn’t for the synod, their graves would have been bare to this day. We know you are looking for votes, but for once be real. Last time you went buying bonya to hoodwink the masses that you have their welfare at heart when it was your own you really cared. What happened to that bonya you bought. You threw it in Mudi River I suppose.

MASOZI
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MASOZI

SHAME ON YOU MR

PHANANA
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PHANANA

chitsiru cha president lero ndiye wafuna kukumbukira ma heroes its too late PITALA

Zapansi
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Zapansi

When Orton Chirwa was abducted from Zambia and died in prison, one Hetherwick Ntaba, of the DPP said that ORTON CHIRWA IS JUST ANOTHER PRISONER.TODAY THE DPP AND MCP SHOULD NOT EVEN ATTEMPT TO LOOK FOR VOTES IN NKHATA BAY. THEY ARE PARTIES OF DARKENESS AND KILLING WANTONLY.AM SURE PEOLE OF NKHATA BAY HAVE HAD ENOUGH.

OPERATION VOTE OUT MBAVA ZA DPP AND KILLERS FROM MCP PA 21 MAY 2019

Nyankhoma
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Nyankhoma

You have rightly mentioned the name Ntaba who left MCP decades ago. He is with DPP which has been in power (1) when youths demanding their rights were butchered in Mzuzu and elsewhere in Malawi; (2) Bingu celebrated the killing Of these kids with alcohol as parents’ tears still flowed; (3) when engineering student Chasowa was savagely murdered; (4) when issa Njaunju was inhumanly slaughtered. The new MCP leadership was far from taking the MCP mantle during these atrocities. So, go and ask Ntabam Dausi and Bakili Muluzi..

Nyankhoma
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Nyankhoma

I would rather this Peter man remains silent on our heroes. It hurts, really hurts. Peter, ask your Ntaba what he personally had remarked on Chin’goli’s Chirwa’s cruel death in prison . Peter, you come to beg for votes in NB when not long ago, your party swore it does not need votes from the north. See you on 21 May

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

i pity the people of Nkhatabay because they died for Malawi to have corrupt regimes, nepotism and underdevelopment for 50+ years.

Mangochi kabwafu
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Mangochi kabwafu

Useless old man (NTCHONA)

Dipipi wa Yudiefu
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Dipipi wa Yudiefu

When did he know that Nkhatabay helped significantly to help fight colonial rule? You are saying it now because you need their vote, shame!

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

Very true!!!
Shear hypocrisy at its BEST. Another political folktale which will die away soon after 21st May, then people of Nkhata Bay will be forgotten again till 2024.
By the way, when did Orton Chirwa die? Kanyama Chiume die? What about pre-independence martyrs? Should be 1959, isn’t it? Most of us weren’t even born then
Yet how long has DPP been in power? 15 years? Weren’t all these unsung heroes Tongas like Chimunthu Banda was politically despised & ridiculed?
It’s time DPP STOPS such jokes

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