Mutharika pledges to develop Mzuzu: Goodall says DPP to stabalise economy

Opposition Malawi Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) President Arthur Peter Mutharika has said that his party is ready to transform Mzuzu city as long as the residents elect him to be the Malawi President in the 2014 tripartite elections.

Mutharika made the statement at the Zolozolo Botanic Gardens in Mzuzu on Friday when he addressed a whistle stop political rally there.

Among other things, the DPP torch bear mentioned that he would increase the number of streetlights in Mzuzu to ensure that people are secure even when they are travelling at night.

He said since the fall of his brother’s government, security in Mzuzu and other areas has been an area of concern such that people live in fear.

Peter Mutharika with Goodall Gondwe addressing a DPP campaign meeting in Mzuzu
Peter Mutharika with Goodall Gondwe addressing a DPP campaign meeting in Mzuzu

“ Bingu erected the street lights, maize silos, Mzuzu University and other quality projects ,should you vote me to power I will develop the town further,” he told the ululating gathering.

Mutharika also promised quality tarmac roads once given the mantle to lead Malawi ,observing that  the current roads are earthly, bumpy with parches and do not qualify for the city.

He pledged more health centers to ensure quality health service delivery at every corner than to be congested as at now.

Mutharika, however, appealed to the party members to cultivate love among themselves by among other things fighting gossiping, and supporting the party wholeheartedly if the goals are to be achieved.

On his part, former Malawi finance minister Dr. Goodall Gondwe said Mzuzu should allow Mutharika to stabilize the economy which is depreciating monthly.

He said during the Bingu era economy was well managed attracting donors trust who ended up forfeiting  billions of kwacha loans Malawi  owed the international community.

Meanwhile, the Northern Region DPP governor Ken Sanga bemoaned food shortage in most parts of the region’s households saying with Peter things shall change.–MEC Stringer

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