Mutharika trashes Chilima’s vision for Malawi, insists one million job creation not  realistic

President Peter Mutharika has called on politicians to be realistic with their promises to the electorate instead of lying to Malawians.

He made this call on Thursday in Nkhotakota during his whistle stop tour from Mzuzu to Lilongwe through the lakeshore road.

However, Mutharika trashed  Vice President Saulos Chilima’s pledge of creating one million jobs in his first year once in power, calling it a desperate attempt to woo support from voters.

He said  the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  is the only government that can bring development to its people and not United Transformation Movement (UTM),  a DPP breakaway political grouping .

Among others, Mutharika said his administration has managed to stabilize the economy by increasing interest rates and reducing inflation to a single digit.

On the other hand, Member of Parliament for the area, Greseilder wa  Jeffrey,  appealed to people not to be misled by “immature politicians” who she said have formed parties to frustrate the governing DPP.

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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

The State President’s explanation that politicians should be realistic with their promises on job creation is in part a contradiction to what Minister of Finance said in the National Assembly that about K 10 billion has been factored into the 2018 – 2019 budget in order to create 500 000 jobs through internships and tree planting. May be 1 000 000 jobs as advanced by the Vice President is on the high side and that his deputy is rather more ambitious as he is talking about real jobs that will absorb school certificate holders, college and university graduates as opposed… Read more »

moses
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moses

Mr president if you can not do, jst to correct my mistake

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

He promises that he will turn Malawi into Europe and he challenges his opponent who claims that he will create 1 million jobs.
it is only an idiot who can buy what APM said about Europe, because Europe is a continent, is not a country. And there are many countries in Europe. I would rather believe in a 1 million job dream that a Malawi turn to Europe dream.

K Phiri
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K Phiri

I tend to agree with Rt Hon Chilima that this country can: i) end corruption; ii) create more jobs; iii) invest in strategic investments. Whether the jobs will be 500,000, 1,000,000 or 1,500,000 is not important to me. What is more crucial is the resolve to create those jobs. By the way it is not Chilima personally who will create the jobs. He will set up systems that will ensure that: a) funds are used for intended purposes; b) corrupt officials are locked up in jail; c) the business environment is conducive for investors to invest; iv and the list… Read more »

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

Phiri, you have thrown a tone of ideas on job creation. Those are the ideas we should dream of. Vote of thanks.

santana
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santana

He challenges to create one million jobs in a year yet he fails to explain how. Kutitola eti? Chilima and his cousin Callista think we are a radar to be used to govt coffers in 2019. Mayi Callista mlandu wanu uli pati wolimbana ndalama za Bingu ndi ana ake?

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Satana akasintha dzina is even more evil than evil.

moses
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moses

And the way you have spoken about bullet trains and power,it means these black outs are here to stay therefore electronic developments will not happen in malawi

moses
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moses

Mr president if you can not does not make everyone a failure and if you cant jst surrender and give chance to those that can.It is laughable for this statement to come from a head of state and who happens to be a proffessor with no vision at all shame on you and it means we should not have trust in you.

Kholowa
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Kholowa

It is possible even 4million jobs in a year. You are not a god yourelf,dont waste time trushing other peoples vision,you dont know his plan how to create it. What is impossible to you is possible to others. You promissed to develope malawi like europe,just do it now before election 2019, then l can bet you you dont even need to do this nasty tirelessly campaign to win votes because even those kids writing exams sitting on bricks will notice the transformation is seconds. At your age you were supposed to be enjoying with your wife at this palace and… Read more »

nkonsimphile gumede
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koma kupanga develop nyasalande to the levels of europe????? clueless and visionless old fool instead of just remaining quite hes is busy displaying his foolishness!!!!!!!!!

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

APM is perfectly right in his own right.
Given his own track record, his gross limitations displayed and which we have all witnessed over the past 4yrs, creating 1 million jobs is impossible.
Look, this DPP-led government is even failing to employ its own trained artisans, teachers, nurses and midwives, doctors, etc. Expecting DPP to create even 50,000 is far-fetched.
But soliciting K145million, MAIZEGATE deals with Amwenye then give it to CADETS to be TERRORISING political opponents is what dpp knows BEST..
SHAME!!!

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