Vendors cash in on DPP campaign, manifesto launch

The launch of the  governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) campaign and manifesto created a good haven for traders to make more money as they converged at Kamuzu Institute for Sports in large numbers selling different wares and foodstuffs.

Trading at Kamuzu Institute for Sports during DPP manifesto launch

As early as 9am over a hundred vendors were on sight and it was evident that they were ready to feed thousands of people  that were anticipated to attend the meeting.

Even women who run restaurants in some markets in the city could not resist but cooked Nsima right near the venue and hungry DPP party faithful were seen buying the staple food  in large numbers.

Some foodstuffs that were on offer included chips, roasted and cooked meat, mandasi, zitumbuwa,zigege, samosa, fried goat,  pig and chicken.

But that was not all- there were also all kinds of beverages from thobwa, caned beer, spirits and even opaque bear Chibuku.

Soft drinks, water in plastic bags and bottles as well as wine.

A Biwi-based Pork trader Edward Kainga told Nyasa Times that  he took advantage of the function to make a kill.

“We knew that this function would attract thousands of people and we decided to come as early as possible. I brought 15  kilograms of pork but its sold out,” said Kainga.

One of the women who was selling Nsima but refused to disclose her name said she was tipped by her friends that many people coming from surrounding districts would need food and she did not hesitate to bring her wares to the venue to prepare the much loved staple food.

“Look all these people are buying nsima and this is the second ‘trip’ I am preparing. The first  one  was sold out like hot cakes and I am sure that I will prepare a third ‘trip’. I believe at the end of the day I will make not less than K30 000,” she said.

If the vendors thought that they would only be selling their foodstuffs to people coming outside of Lilongwe, they were in for a rude awakening because even those from the city were seen buying the foodstuffs including Police officers.

The launch attracted a multitude never seen in recent memory at Kamuzu Institute for Sports.

DPP Treasurer General Jappie Mhango who is also Minister of Transport and Public Works explained in an interview with Nyasa Times after the meeting that the turn up had emboldened the party that it still commands a large following even in the central region.

“Lilongwe has spoken and people have seen for themselves that the party is still popular,” said Mhango.
Chairman of the organizing committee Brown Mpinganjira concurred with Mhango that the centre, Lilongwe in particular had sent a strong message that DPP is strong in all the regions.

“Some never thought that we could pull such a large crowd but we have passed the test. The turn up was great and we are sure that come 21 May we will carry the day. This will be the easiest elections we have participated in,” said Mpinganjira.

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Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

Typical Brown Mpinganjira: hyperbole.
Just say that DPP hopes to do well in the whole Central Region, not just in Lilongwe. And there is evidence for that, to be sure.
Not true to think that the elections will be easy for any Party.

Gigo
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Gigo

Osati Lilongwe has spoken apa! Nanga anthu munakaatuta mma lorry pa Kasungu Boma ndiaku Lilongwe?

Gembe
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Gembe

Chitute united zonyamula anthuzo

Wiseman
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Wiseman

The article says people came from other districts, that’s y amagula nsima. Anganga Afiki muntharika palibe chomwe apanga. Ntchito kuba. Ananyanya kutalika manja. 2019 kafere kwanu. President 90 years, running mate school zero. Atawavotere ndani?

Mutumwa
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Mutumwa

Ife tivota mwaunyinji madara, iweyo ndi amene ukafere kwanu, DPP ilipo, mukhaula!!!!

Emmanuel
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Emmanuel

akhaula

jogoda
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jogoda

kkkkkkkk

jogoda
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jogoda

ovotafe tili phee. kambani maganizo anu ndithu

Dinda
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Dinda

The only party to change the looks of Malawi; that’s Dpp on 21 May will just go for another term kumusiya wina mtima uli psuuu!!!

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Show

Phyaphyslious & Nyalugwe.Yes Peter is doing his part but don’t be overzealous,it’s such kind of you people who mislead the president & make him fail to develop this country.The president is in the 80s & you say open term or 2 more terms.Is your brain working properly ?Peter is a good man surrounded by atidyenawo.

NYABINGHE WARRIOUR
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NYABINGHE WARRIOUR

NO WAY MY GOD LOVES DIS COUNTRY CANT GIVE THOSE BASTARDS THIEVES DPP ANOTHER TERM THEY MUST PACK AND GP

Phyaphyalious Phwaneriwa
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Phyaphyalious Phwaneriwa

Lets have open terms. DPP should rule for 50 years. They deserve that afetr developing Malawi beyond recognition.

nyalugwe
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nyalugwe

DPP under Peter Mutharika is savior of the Malawi. He MUST be allowed to rule for three terms to fulfill his development agenda. Let us change the constitution

Chisa
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Chisa

Kunalidi chinamtindi.

pacalo
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pacalo

When people say Malawi has been developed beyond recognition, I really fail to see the development. What they mean is they have become rich beyond recognition. One month to go tikuonelani!!