Nankhumwa takes ‘register-to-vote’  tour to Lhomwe belt: ‘Give Mutharika, DPP votes in 2019’

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa  who is also Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-president for the South, embarked on a ‘register-to-vote’ tour of some southern region areas, urging Malawians to vote in order to be truly part of the country’s social, economic and political process.

Nankhumwa on whistle stop to woo people to register and vote in May 2019 elections

People in Mulanje listening to Nankhumwa

Nankhumwa mobilising people to register to vote

“When you are registered as a voter, you feel more like you are a part of the political process, which will in turn encourage you to cast your vote on May 21, 2019. Voting is a fundamental right and an important duty of every citizen of this country.

“When you vote, you decide what sort of future you want for yourself and your children, grandchildren, and indeed future generations,” Nankhumwa told multitudes when he made a whistle-stop tour from Mulanje north constituency, through Namphungo and Nkando trading centre in Mulanje west to Nansomba in his Mulanje central constituency.

He is scheduled to tour Mulanje south and other constituencies, including Limbuli and Pasani on Thursday and then tour Thyolo district constituencies on Friday.

“As government, we are also an important stakeholder in the political and electoral processes. It is the government’s overriding responsibility to ensure that our democracy is well nurtured and upheld. That can only be achieved if citizens are encouraged and allowed to participate in the process of freely choosing who governs them through periodic elections,” Nankhumwa told people in all the areas he visited.

He said low voter participation in a country negatively affects the political discourse as well as economic and social outcomes because ‘unqualified’ people find themselves in leadership positions.

“Leadership is about serving the people; when you don’t register and vote, leaders that are eventually elected are those that serve their own personal interests and not those of the people. I encourage all of you to go and register when time comes and please share this important message with all your acquaintances that are not here,” said Nankhumwa.

On politics, Nankhumwa urged members and leaders of DPP, at all levels, to be united “in order to achieve a resounding victory in 2019”.

“Above all, we must one love one another as members of one family. Indeed, we must always be united. Of course, disagreements shall always be there but we must believe in the fact that it is unity of purpose that shall drive our party’s quest for victory in 2019,” he said.

He said Malawians must vote for DPP because it has demonstrated in the past four years that it is possible to maintain a stable economy characterized by stable exchange rate and single-digit inflation.

“The DPP has fulfilled most of its 2014 manifesto promises. Under the visionary stewardship of His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, the next DPP government shall build on the social and economic achievements so far made and ensure that Malawians easily access life basic necessities such as safe water, uninterrupted electricity, education, employment and health, among others,” he said.

During the whistle-stop tour, Nankhumwa was accompanied by President Mutharika’s advisor on political affairs, Francis Mphepo, DPP southern region governor, Charles Mchacha and other regional leaders, among others.

Nankhumwa has also visited Phalombe to urge people to register.

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Citizen MW
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Citizen MW

DPP may continue to focus on the old illiterate people. You may cheat those people. Unfortunately for you apumbwa, the majority of voters next year are the young and literate people.
For once, can you ably tell your audience what you have achieved in last 4 years which has their lives, and then new things you will implement when voted back in power. Dont just say vote for this “ntchona”. Malawians are tired of this childish politics. We must seen to be loving our country and not continue to be greedy.

Ndikunyenyaninyenani Pumbwa Party
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Mbava izi.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Koma abale wina ndithu ndikumakwela pa chulu mkumadzikuza kuti ndi olemera pakati pa anthu ake amenewo? Abale are we really serious kumanamiza anthu ngati amenewa kuti one day they will see themselves in the Country that will be looking like Europe? aaaa come on guys, basi ndithu Mimba zikuluzikuluzo mkukhala pamwamba pa Galimoto kuti muoneke patali kwa anthu ake amenewo? mwawasiyila chiyani pamene mumachoka? mmene akuonekelamo, ali ndichakudya mmimbamo amenewo? amasambira soap koma amenewo? zofunda alinazo? koma abale inu, moyo kuwawa bwanji?????? Zoona tikamati ndine Phungu ndipo ndidzasintha miyoyo yanu, what does it really mean? to make them walk from… Read more »

Tiyanjane
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Tiyanjane

I am not DPP, but I do like the young man’s new way of delivering DPP messages. Kaya Mchacha ndi Grezelder akuphubzirapo kanthu kaya

pathfinder
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pathfinder

just look at the crowd, i think this battle is between chilima and nankhumwa. chifukwa achikulire a peter akadzati achititsa msonkhano, chilima ayandama kwambiri. chilima size yake ndi nankhumwa osati peter, mwana chilima wachepa.

Mchacha the Terrorist
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Mchacha the Terrorist

@ pathfinder By achikulire you mean the inept guy masquerading as president?. Nanunso koma inu a pathfinder you are simply a waste of space seriously. This is a guy who has simply failed this country and the last 4 or so years he has been trading as president of malawi has been by all measure and standards a wasted time for malawi. Ndiye paja umatukwana za mkati utukwane. China Chilichonse ungatchule Iwenso ulinacho Kapena mbale wako ali nacho. But one thing that I will always say is that malawi is a country in need of redemption becuase of DPP ‘s… Read more »

Zandiwawa
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Zandiwawa

Anthu ali pa msonkhanowo akuwonetseratu kuti akuberedwa look at their faces and attire.Ena akusowa ndi ndalama zomwe zogulira chipeso kapena zometetsera.Malawi is in deep trouble

BOLINGO
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BOLINGO

DPP is making us poor as the handclappers look so that we will be handclapping forever

Gembe
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Gembe

Poverty written all over the faces of hand clappers.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

I agree with you, these are the people politicians abuse and they have been like this for years and they will be for many years to come.

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