My father was also a vendor, says Mutharika: Commends traders for contributing to Malawi development

President Peter Mutharika has commended the role that vendors play describing them as an important aspect of the country’s economic development.

Blantyre Market chairperson present his remarks before President Mutharika.- Photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana

He said this on Thursday when he visited the vendors at Blantyre Flea Market where he inspected the market and interacted with vendors who ply their trade there.

“Apart from being a teacher, my father was a vendor who used to sell maize and other farm produce. All these enabled my brother Bingu and I to get necessary support to school.

“This means that vendors play a huge role towards the development of this country,” Mutharika explained.

He assured the vendors of government support in order to promote their businesses.

“In thebudget to be table on Monday, we have aprovision of loans where you will be able to borrow and add to your capital. We have allocated K4 billion to YEDEF so that the youth have access to loans and make something better out of their lives,” the President said.

Mutharika expressed gratitude to the vendors for voting for him in the May 21 Elections saying they choose development over politics.

Chairman for Blantyre Vendors, Chester Mwale affirmed the vendors’ support to Mutharikaadministration.

“We work with the government of the day and we know that cursed are those who despise God given leaders,” he said.

Mwale assured the President that at no point would vendors in Blantyre engage themselves in the on-going demonstrations by Human Rights Coalition Defenders as they disrupt their businesses.

He appealed for small loans that will benefit vendors as well as the provision of sheds to shelter those selling Irish potatoes and other perishables in the market.

Meanwhile, Mutharika has ordered the Ministry of Local Government and Blantyre City Council to construct sheds for where Irish potatoes are sold as well as where deliveries of food stuffs are made.

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Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

mpaka uneducated vendors??
kulowetsa citukuko pasi is making educated people to check in vendor business

Naluso
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Naluso

Hehehehehehehe kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk mwayamba kuyenda ku msika a profesa. Koma zilipo chaka chake ndichino. Getting down from the high horse madala.

Pewani
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Pewani

Mawa tizamva ” A bambo anga anali a sing’anga”. Akamazakumana ndi mkulu wa a sing’anga ku Malawi.

Mandado@147
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Vendor wena uyo aku now Deputy Minister paja call boy not vendor! They have now started turning Malawi into Singapore, Mexico and Europe respectively. tipex dreams KKKKKKKK Glad I have had the chance to travel and see some of these mentioned, feel sorry for the ignorant ones, these fake roads cant even measure up to nebaz South Africa popa or even the ones kamunzu constructed or muluzi the Thoylo one.

Duwa la-Mchacha
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Duwa la-Mchacha

Well this is just great pete! Let’s give uneducated vendors loans to better themselves. They don’t need to read the fine print everything will be good. You were in school for like 40-leven years and you pull this [email protected]?

Myangwe
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Myangwe

Zimenezo komweko ku Blantyre,,,kuno ku north ayi,,,enogh is enogh

Eduardo, Provincia de Niassa
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Eduardo, Provincia de Niassa

What is in the North? Thengere basi kikikkiki

Bob
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Bob

This guy will run mad shortly. Today father was this, tomorrow that,,,eeish

james
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Pitala is not god of malawi his grave is waiting