President Arthur Peter Mutharika on Saturday told people of Mulanje that his government is walking the talk in as far the Democratic Progressive Party’s manifesto is concerned despite sparse doubts from his political opponents.
Speaking to thousands who gathered at Limbuli the President ably pointed out tangible developments that the DPP-led government has initiated since it came into office in 2014.
Some of the projects and programs that underlined his speech included Community Technical Colleges of which 13 have already been constructed and are operational.
He told the gathering that the remaining colleges in the first phase will be completed soon with technical and financial help from the Government of China, European Union and International Labour Organization among other stakeholders.
On Women and Youth empowerment President Mutharika said he has displayed commitment by appointing four women on the list of eight new Malawi Electoral Commissioners, youthful ministers and high-rank public officers.
He specifically mentioned cabinet ministers like Atupele Muluzi, Kondwani Nankhumwa, Peter Kumpalume and Grace Chiumia who are aged below 40.
Touching on the contentious issue of the economy the Malawi leader said the return of IMF’s Extended Credit Facility arrangement signifies that his rule is serious about righting the wrongs of the previous regime in which public resources were plundered.
“The economy is stabilizing my dear friends,” the President was quick to mention.
On infrastructure development President Mutharika promised the people of Mulanje that within two years his government will construct Muloza-Phalombe-Chiringa Road which facilitates alot of trade and commerce within the Mulanje-Phalombe stretch behind Mulanje Mountain.
The President made sure he said a thing or two on the issue of albino killings that has been trending for over a year now. He commended traditional and religious leaders, civil society organizations, the media, law enforcers and all citizens for joining hands to fight any form of violence against people living with albinism.
On food security Mutharika assured all Malawians that no one will die of hunger because government has already purchased maize stock in excess of 1.2 million metric tonnes.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :