Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Peter Mutharika has appealed to his supporters for new politics and avoid gossip and backbiting saying these are not attributes of a government in waiting.
Mutharika spoke at Mchengautuwa in Mzuzu when he was introducing his running mate Saulos Chilima in the May 20 tripartite elections.
He said DPP is ready to go into government again come May 20 saying he has the blue print of development for the country.
Mutharika promised to finish all pending development projects which were started by the late Dr Bingu Mutharika like the construction of the five University including Mombera University in Mzimba and another University to concentrate on mining in Karonga.
“Apart from that I will make sure that we put up tarred roads to Livingstonia and Nyika and also construct the Chikangawa-Nkhata-Bay Road and also the Mzuzu-Nkhata-Bay road. You know that DPP will do this because we have ever constructed good roads before for all to see,” said Mutharika.
He also said his DPP government will rehabilitate health facilities in the northern region and across the country saying health is a priority in his government agenda.
He retaliated DPP founding values of prosperity, unity, justice and love and said these coupled with hard work, unity and patriotism will take Malawi to another level.
In his brief remarks in fluent local dialect Tumbuka, Chilima reminded the people of the good works that DPP has done in terms of food security, good economic growth where Malawi was rated second best growing economy to Qatar and also debt cancellation.
“DPP has the know how to facilitate that economic growth and we also know how the debt was cancelled and when we get into government on May 20, we will know to negotiate to have our massive debt cancelled,” said Chilima in fluent tumbuka to the ulululation of the huge crowd.
Mutharika will introduce Chilima in the Eastern Region at Malosa in Zomba today before moving to Blantyre on Thursday.