Mwenifumbo talks of new railway from Lilongwe to Mbeya in Tanzania at UDF manifesto: Strong stance on tobacco buyers

United Democratic Front (UDF) presidential running mate Frank Mwenifumbo  has said the party manifesto is promising to construct a new railway from Lilongwe to Mbeya in Tanzania.

Mwenifumbo speaking at the UDF manifesto launch
Part of the audience at UDF manifesto
UDF presidential candidate Atupele Muluzi and his running mate Frank Mwenifumbo launchi campaign and manifesto at Civo Stadium

Mwenifumbo (l) flashed Aford victory sign while Atupele shows UDF’s clasped hands sign

Mwenifumbo was picked as running mate for Atupele Muluzi  in the May 21 Tripartite Elections and came at the launch of UDF manifesto at Civo Stadium with members from his  Alliance for Democracy (Aford) national executive committee (NEC) clad in their blue party attire, including veteran politician Dan Msowoya.

Mwenifumbo speaking  at the launch  said the  UDF manifesto built on two pillars of delivering inclusive growth and governance will connect Malawi and Tanzania from Lilongwe to Mbeya through railway transport.

“The rail system will pass through Dowa, Ntchisi, Kasungu, Mzimba, Rumphi, Chitipa then Mbeya in Tanzania. This is exclusively in UDF manifesto,” said Mwenifumbo.

In its manifesto, UDF says it would not promise what it cannot deliver within the available public purse.

The UDF delivered a strong stance against tobacco buyers growing the crop, alleging that it is sold at better prices than that of ordinary farmers.

In his speech, Mwenifumbo said UDF shall PROTECT A Malawi tobacco grower by stopping buyers like JTI, Limbe Leaf Tobacco and Aliiance One from growing, selling, buying an processing tobacco then later exporting ot whose proceeds don’t even come back to Malawi economy.

Broadening the tax base is also on the agenda of the UDF, but that plan is not compatible with that to increase the lowest tax threshold to K100 000 and raising the minimum wage to K2 000 a day.

Expounding on this, Mwenifumbo said less people were paying taxes and being charged more and it would be his party’s goal to ensure those who are supposed to pay do so.

 

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CASHGATE
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CASHGATE

Atupele adagulitsa UDF to DPP mmene Jezebel JB wagulitsila PP to MCP…… what a shame

Mchawa
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Which Budgets are these manifestos being based upon? Muma Budget aboma mulibemotu zambirizi.

Mangochi kabwafu
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Mangochi kabwafu

War and peace, which one? Nyanja, railway.

Bibo
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Bibo

So we got some ignorant idiots commenting here who don’t understand the importance of opening up the north with a railway joining TAZARA at Mbeya? Do these idiots understand the immense benefits Malawi would have through this railway line? Do these idiots have any idea how Zambia, which is connected to Dar-es-Salaam through TAZARA railway, has benefited economically? In fact, the same Zambia has a crude oil pipeline from Ndola to Dar-es-Salaam and refines its crude oil from the gulf states at its Indeni refineries in the copperbelt city. The joining of Lilongwe plus Mzuzu through a railway line to… Read more »

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

Wise advice given apa.

Khima
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Khima

Sad Sad Sad when our leaders have solutions to contrary problems. We dont need that railway line..what does the National Transportation Strategy say? we are tired with leaders coming with personal thoughts….

Joovido
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Joovido

I personally admire muluzi and his vision but unfortunately this is not ur time. Just join MCP or utm

Ngoni IDEALIST
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Ngoni IDEALIST

imagine if that really happened…. wow. the problem is those who have ideas have no power and those with power have no ideas

Bolero
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Bolero

Koma chisankho cha chaka chino timva zambiri: njanje kuchokera Lilongwe to Mbeya, Malawi ikhala ngati Singapore, ……… etc? Zokumva kuwawusa mutu

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

Operekeza new president come May 21! UDF died after Achaya sold it to Bingu Mr UP kikikikkii

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Basi inu bwanji kumangodya muli nazo kalezo .mwatani