President Joyce Banda has said her People’s Party (PP) will rule Malawi beyond 2014 whether or not she is presidential candidate because of its sound social, political and economic policies implemented in the last three months.
Banda was speaking during a development rally that she addressed at Msumwa primary school ground in senior chief Ndindi’s area in Salima on Sunday.
“Even if we were to go out of government today, we would do that feeling proud of the tremendous achievements we have achieved in transforming the social, economic and political landscape. ,” said Banda in remarks broadcast live on national radio MBC.
“My government will not relent to bring about total transformation,” Banda added.
She emphatically said PP will continue to hold on to the balance of power beyond 2014 elections.
President Banda’s reiterated the need for politicians to realize that Malawians need to be united regardless of their political affiliations, race or gender.
She said politics aside it is time to develop Malawi to bring her back from the economic problems it was facing.
“I challenge you politicians, I know how to play this game of politics but I am saying this is not time for politics, we have a role to uplift the lives of Malawian so that the economic hardships they are facing end,” said the Malawi leader.
The economic hardships were caused by former ruling DPP government following donors withdraw over concerns on governance by late former president Bingu wa Mutharika.
But since coming to power in April, Banda — Africa’s second woman leader after Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf — has put in a place a series of moves to boost the economy of the poor and win the confidence of international donors.
Dressed in People’s Party regalia, the President said she wants to be remembered as someone who developed the country.
“I have a passion for helping people; this position of president will help me change the lives of many poor Malawian. I want people in future to look back and say, Malawi had a female president who did a lot for her people,” expressed Banda amid cheers from the mammoth crowd that gathered.
Banda’s PP will be holding a national convention on August 27 in Blantyre where she will be formally selected as the presidential candidate for 2014 elections.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :