Mutharika promises Lilongwe of more development projects

President Peter Mutharika on Sunday took Lilongwe by storm promising residents unprecededent development if  his Democratic Progresisve Party (DPP) is voted back into power.

Mutharika: On whistle-stop in Lilongwe

During his whistle top tour which saw him visit places which have benefited from governmet projects but he never inspected, Mutharika declared that he is not a political president but a development head of state.

The tour was organised  as one way of drumming up support for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ahead of the May tripartite elections.

Despite the fact that the tour was supposed to start at 2pm, by 11 am over 80 vehicles belonging to DPP supporters in the central region were already lined up outside the state house gates.

An interesting aspect was that during the whole tour, ‘notorious’ DPP cadets were never involved in any skirmishes with the public.

By 2pm the convoy with APM among the team departed state house and many Malawians lined up along the road from City Centre all the way to Area 23’s Malichero market where the first speeches were made.

Mutharika in his adress to the hundreds of people who turned up promised to continue developing Lilongwe because it is part of Malawi and that no region or area should be denied development.

Next stop was Area 24 where the President also promised the huge crowd  of the DPP’s continued support in the central region because to him if a country is  equally  developed the masses are able to concentrate on other important projects.

Area 24 showed  that Mutharika is very popular judging by the numbers that thronged the streets from Petroda all the way to the Area 24 Market.

Next stop was Area 36 Phwetekere.

And if Area 24 had passed the DPP litmus test by flying colours then the Phwetekere meeting managed to excell with blinding ones.

From St Jones Catholic Parish  all the way to Phwetekere Market, thousands of people lined up the streets and grounded the presidential convoy to a standstill.

It took Presidential body gurad Norman Chisale to join the trafiic cops to make sure that Mutharika’s vehicle find space to reach where he was supposed to make a speech.

Even some bodyguards had to jump from their vehicles to follow behind the President.

An excstatic Mutharika who was visibly on cloud nine congratulated the Area 36 residents of coming out in large numbers and promised them that he will deal with all the problems that residents in Lilongwe are facing once re elected into office.

He claimed that he has managed to construct good roads in areas like Chilinde, 23, Kawale, Area 24, Ngwenya, Area 36, Chinsapo, Ntandire and 25.

“I will  not allow that residents of Lilongwe should not be able to acess development because you are also Malawians. You defended the DPP during the time my brother was President when he was about ro be impeached. You even visited me when I was in ‘Prison’ when I was at Kanengo Police. To me this shows that Lilongwe residents love me and I promise you my unwaverung support,” he told the gathering.

Mutharika also reiterated his sentiments that anybody found molesting, ill treateing and taking advantage of women through whataver forum should be taken to task.

He said asked the Police to deal with anybody found illtreating women because they are demeaning the dignigty of women.

On the person with albinism killing, the President explained that he will always protect albinos and warned relations of people with albinism that they will be dealt with heavily because some of them are the ones who are in the forefront of planning deaths of their relation.

“Nobody I tell you nobody has ever gotten rich because of albino bones. I will never allow this to continue and tjis is my warning if you continue you will regret it. I have built houses for people with albinism in Nsanje and we plan to make this a continous programme,” he promised.

Mutharika also commended the Police for arresting an upcoming musician Mesho for singing anti-muslim songs.
Mumfinye ameneyo chifukwa ndi wachibwana. Akufuna kusokoneza dziko,” a visibly charged Mutharika said.
Earlier member of parliament for the area Aggrey Massi assured the president of his constituents  support and that during the next elections the party will claim all seven wards.

During the last elections DPP claimed five wards.

Massi said Area 36 had one of the worst roads in Malawi but now the story is different as the main road is tarmakked and this has led to flourishing of business in the area.

He also commended First Lady Professor  Getrude Mutharika for supporting needy girls in the area  to access better education at Mwenyekondo Community Day Secondary School.

President Mutharika during the tour also visited Malangalanga Chinsapo and Area 25 among other areas.
A resident of Area 23 Patience Jimusole said the developments that Mutharika has brought to the area are visible because previous regimes  neglected the area for many years after attaining multipaty democracy.

“The DPP has done alot to us and  it will be a  total fallacay and naivety to say that DPP has not done anaything. We were disembarking minibuses at Matchansi because the road to area 23 was bad but today the story is different. Minibuses are able to reach even far flung places such as Chiuzila and T/A Tsabango headquarters.

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John davies
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John davies

We saw how the capital city people flocked in huge numbers to support their beloved leader though the article didnt show it. Jealousy will kill you as the president will win with a landslide after may 21

Gona pa Muhanya
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Gona pa Muhanya

Paja anthu timayenda nawo I for one didn’t even see the people you are referring to.

Achiswe
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Once again no mention of ensuring the supply of electricity 24/7. Lilongwe is the capital city of Malawi and yet its residents cannot rely on the supply of electricity. The mere presence of crowds turning out to see the President is no indication of how they will vote come May.

Tizanka
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Tizanka

Those who have written off the professor do so at their own peril. Mkulu Ali ndi chikoka uyu

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

Mr Christopher Mwandama (the writer) you can choose not to show part of the crowd as you alway do but you can not reverse pr undo this mass turn up. You saw we people also have seen. Anyway, my advice to opposition is: if the turn out ku misokhano ya madalawa is this big, ndekuti you must have every reason to be worried. May be its a time to go back to your drawing boards and redo your calculus. You may be heading towards shameful defeat.

Gracious
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Gracious

By your side we gonna go!!!!

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder

Kodi uja amalemba nkhani za DPP bwino uja ali kuti? Achitsiru awa sakutionetsa momwe chinamtindi chinaliri kumeneko. It’s fine let me go to other site.

ndele
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ndele

za misonkhoolozanthumba mwako?

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

Komano ngati turn out ya anthu is anything to go by, then a Opposition O think you have every reasons to be worried. You can choose to ignore (or downplay) this but you will do so at your own risk. I can see you guys lauching Volume 6 of the same usual song yoti “atibera”

Pofera Salambula
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Pofera Salambula

The by-election performance between 2014 and now could also be a good indicator to use rather than the deceiving turn out….I remember during the October 2017 by-elections there were huge turnouts all over. What puzzled me was after a record gathering at Mwatibu (Nathenje), the ruling could only manage just over 2000 votes…..food for thought. People gather as spectators and not supporters or sympathisers…we are talking of our locations that do not have the necessary facilities for youth recreation and therefore for any fanfare that comes by kids will run after it. Even the older generation have nothing to do… Read more »

Joel
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Joel

It is
okay the The State President to make this kind of tour to thank the people and bid then farewell..

Makwinja
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Makwinja

Koma mukumva mfundozo abale?Imeneyitu ndiye game.Zitukuko ponseponse osasankha.

Mbwiyembwiye
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Mbwiyembwiye

KUSANZIKA????? BAAGONANI!!!! MUDZAZINDIKIRA BWINO PATSOGOLO! CALISTA AGWIRE NTCHITO NDI AMAYI KUTI UTM ILOWE M’BOMA???? BOMA LAKE LITI? LAPITA KALE M’MANJA MWA DPP!!!!!!!!! CALISTA SANGAGWIRE LIMODZI NDI JOYCE BANDA, KAMULEPO SANGAPANGIRE KAMPENI CHILIMA! MARK MY WORDS! WINA AMWA TERMEC AMBITION ITAMUPHA!! PLUS MATAMA!!!!