Mutharika sets for second term determined to industrialise Malawi: ‘Unstoppable, unbreakable’

President Peter Mutharika has expressed his confidence to of winning the May 21 watershed elections and gets fresh mandate for a second term as he faces seven contestants, saying he is determined to deliver in the next five years.

Campaign mood: Mutharika says I promise and I will deliver in the next five years
President Mutharika unveil a plaque to officially open Old Lilongwe airwing Kasiya Santhe road in Lilongwe on Wednesday

Mutharika was speaking on Wednesday at a public rally after he launched the K39.6 billion 95-kilometer Lilongwe-Kasiya-Santhe Road.

The President said his vision is to industrialise Malawi through various wealth-creation projects and that infrastructure developments such modern paved roads connecting urban and rural centres for people to take their produce to big markets.

Mutharika said he has fulfilled the promise he made when he launched the road project in 2015, saying the road project was in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) manifesto despite claims by some parties that it was in their plans.

“I promised when I came here in 2014 that I would construct the Santhe to Lilongwe road. Some who are also from here are saying they already had plans for this road, which is a lie. If you look at our manifesto in 2014 we said we would construct the road and this is well documented.

“How come they say it’s their road but these very same people said in parliament that the road was not important but a waste of money. It’s very surprising and unwise,” said Mutharika in apparent reference to opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

Mutharika told the crowds that the May 21 Tripartite Elections are “watershed” for the nation as citizens will have a choice to “either choose progress or not, you will either choose development or politics”.

Mutharika said opposition leaders had done nothing in participating in national development

“I am saying I am doing and they are saying they will do. Who is better between who is doing and who will do? Who is doing is better,” said Mutharika.

Mutharika said he has a great vision for Malawi for the next term and determined to industries the country.

“In the next five years, I want Malawi to industrialise. I want to improve the quality of life for the citizenry, to create jobs for the youth and women of this country,” said Mutharika.

“I want industries for our farmers to get more money for their crops. Nobody should be left behind. I promise and I will deliver in the next five years,” he declared.

Mutharika expressed confidence to implement his vision for next five years.

“Nobody will stop us from improving this economy. Together you and I shall take this country forward. Together you and I are unstoppable, unbreakable and we will make a better Malawi,” he said.

The road project was funded by Malawi government and implemented by contractor Mota-Engil.

Minister of Transport Jappie Mhango said the road was very significant to the people of Kasungu and hailed the swiftness the President has taken to construct the road.

“People used to take about five hours travelling this road to Lilongwe but now the hours have reduced, the cost of travel has halved and the cost of vehicle maintenance has also reduced,” said Mhango.

Speaking earlier senior chief Lukwa thanked Mutharika for the construction of the road and all the development in Kasungu.

“We now have this road…we have a stadium, technical college and people have benefitted the Malata and cement subsidy. We really have to thank you for this,” said Lukwa.

DPP secretary General Grezelder Jeffrey thanked the president for taking development to the constituencies where there are even no DPP Members of Parliament.

Jeffrey said the people have to show their appreciation by giving the president a vote on 21st May elections.

“Some people are born leaders. In the past it used to be difficult to bring development to where there is an opposition MP. Here we have seen this road where there is no DPP MP, the only way to thank you is to give you a vote,” said Jeffrey.

The new road joins the M18 at Santhe Trading Centre and the project involved upgrading of the existing earth road to class 1 bitumen standard. It connects Santhe to Kasiya, Kabudula, and Nsaru up to Lilongwe.

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Dinda
Dinda
3 years ago

Akulu adati fodya wako ndamene ali pa mphuno wapachala ndi wa mphepo then APM its already delivering what is good for the country but others are busy telling us their dreams so as for me and many many people who know the betterment of Malawi are for Dpp coming May 21. Wina aphulika ndithu

Favour of Yahweh
3 years ago
Reply to  Dinda

Zoona Dinda, wakuchala ngwaphepo wakodi ndi uyo ali pa Mphuno no need to vote for those who are dreaming, when someone is moving the nation forward..

UTM ref
UTM ref
3 years ago

God Bless You APM

Eduardo
Eduardo
3 years ago

Musova, nsanje basi.

Nicholous
Nicholous
3 years ago

Vabweka akawinira kuti MCP 2019 Boma
Wavomereza kuti last 5 years lamukanika kuyendetsa. Nkhalamba ikuchoka basi

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
3 years ago

But simple projects and roads are not part and parcel of industries. We want manufacturing industries so that so that we can be net exporters not net importers as we are now.

Mphepo Zinai
Mphepo Zinai
3 years ago

Industrial scale Unstoppable and unbreakable fraud and theft, with gross impunity.

DPP kleptomaniacs!

mjiba
mjiba
3 years ago

Ife kumva kukoma lozani zanu a Chakwera DPP 2019 Boma DPP 2019 Boma kanyimbo ka lozani zanu kali mkati, lozani zanu tayamba kale, lozani zanu a MCP

tumbwe
3 years ago
Reply to  mjiba

nanuso inu, kodi misonkho yathu imapita kwa chakwera? kuganiza mopepera bwanji —-stupid

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
Yasser Arafat Hamdani
3 years ago
Reply to  tumbwe

Malipiro a Chakwera-wakwera-Joisi ndi misonkho yathu. Nanunso umbuli bwanji?

TAMALISHA
TAMALISHA
3 years ago
Reply to  mjiba

Komwe akugona Pumbwa wanuyo anamanga ndi a DPP? Kunafera pumbwa wanu kuja anamanga ndi a DPP? Mafunso opusa mjiba

Chris Kho
Chris Kho
3 years ago

Well done APM and Government.
We want to see more of these.And as Aristotle said ” For you to get to Mt Olympus,you have to ensure that every step you take,leads you to Mt Olympus.”Thus for Malawi to develop,every step has to lead us towards development.
I look forward to driving to and from the north via this new road from Lilongwe.
I also enjoy driving on the Mzuzu- Nkhatabay road.

Favour of Yahweh
3 years ago

Go on DPP , I like that unstoppable and unbreakable, that is a sign of a man on a mission. We are ready to give you another 5 years. Let the devil and its demons get angry, but the hand of Jehovah is on you sir. We need to change our country and it is DPP that can bring that change, not the frustrated, who are raging with anger in them. We need humble people and you have proved to be even Kamlepo Kalua knows it and his mouth has confessed it. DPP boma lachitukuko.

Dan
Dan
3 years ago

In my view I would personally like to congratulate him for what he has done. But let the so called industralizsation be done by someone else. Under your government your excellency it is virtually impossible if what we have seen is anything to go by.

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