Minister of Gender, Child and Community Development, Mary Navicha this week visited Mulanje District where she urged women in traditional authorities Nkanda and Mabuka to vote for Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika (APM) in the forthcoming fresh presidential elections.
Speaking in Traditional Authority Mabuka, Navicha said women and children are the ones that suffer most during political violence, hence appealed to them to vote for APM.
She said Mutharika is a peace and unity-loving leader in the country.
“As we are in the campaign period, noting that women make up 52 per cent of this country’s population and are the majority of the voters, we decided to come here and mobilise them to vote for development.
“From what I have observed, it seems they are ready to vote for peace, love and unity, and this is what APM is selling,” she said.
Navicha was accompanied by DPP National Director of Women, Cecelia Chazama, DPP Director of Women in the South, Bertha Nachuma and Member of Parliament for the area, Naomi Kilekwa.
Speaking earlier, Nachuma said the current political situation is delaying development as most of the projects that the DPP-led Government has in store are failing to take shape due to political tension.
“The government has outlined many projects in the country but we are failing to start because opposition parties are failing to accept that APM won the 2019 Tripartite Presidential Elections,” she said.
She, therefore, advised the gathering to vote for APM come the Election Day so that their communities can be transformed for the better.
MP for Mulanje South-East Constituency, Naomi Kilekwa said women in her area have benefited a lot from government initiatives like Social Cash Transfer and Malawi Enterprise Development Fund (MEDEF) loans.
She added that her constituency has also benefited a lot in terms of infrastructural development including roads, schools and access to piped water.
“I would like to thank government for these developments because they have made life easy for my people.
“I am sure everyone here who registered will vote for APM because they have seen his work,” she said.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :