Vice-President Saulos Chilima, who is also running mate to Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera in the Tonse Alliance, on Friday continued with his campaign trails in Ntcheu, urging people to vote for Chakwera if meaningful development is to come to the district.
Chilima, who is also UTM Party leader, had to to cancel his whistle-stop tours on Thursday after a security vehicle, which carried about 10 police officers, was involved in a road accident near Khomba Trading Centre in Ntcheu, injuring some of the second citizen’s bodyguards.
Speaking at his first stop on Friday at Matchereza in Ntcheu south, Chilima reiterated his message he told people in the nine places he visted on Thursday- before cancelling the rest of the whistle stops after a vehicle from Ntcheu police providing back up security – carrying 15 law enforcers was involved in a road
His message was that for several years Ntcheu has lagged behind in terms of development and that it was high time a development conscious government was ushered in.
“As a country and as a district we have lagged behind in terms of development. You have an opportunity to correct things on June 23. Vote for Dr. Chakwera. It is the alliance government that will change this district and bring tangible developments,” said Chilima.
Chilima said the DPP government has failed almost everything and the country is losing direction while unemployment is soaring high.
“Government’s recent attempt to hire Health Surveillance Assistants has revealed how bad unemployment levels are in Malawi,” he said.
Added Chilima:”We have promised that we’ll create one million jobs as our effort to improve these high unemployment levels.”
On Wednesday hundreds of young people thronged recruitment centres where the Ministry of Health arranged for walk in interviews although it only required 60 people. Scores of the youthful job-seekers were injured in the stampede that ensued.
But Chilima said the Tonse alliance government will create one million jobs in one year, saying some of the jobs will created through mega farms and factories to add value to crops by producing tinned beans and tomato sauce among others.
Chilima then appealed to the people in Ntcheu to come out in large numbers on June 23 to vote for change by voting for Chakwera.
“On 23 June we are fixing this country. Please do your part by voting for Dr. Chakwera and the Tonse Alliance. The government has tried all tricks to stop the elections including trying to use Covid-19 but we are voting,” he said.
Chilima is Ntcheu up to Sunday by which he would have addressed over 20 whistle stop and main rally on Saturday.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :