Vice President Khumbo Kachali has said Malawis challenges require unity of purpose where all the citizenry continue to contribute to the well being of the nation instead of fault finding and pulling each other down.
Kachali was speaking at Malombe in Mangochi where he addressed a development rally and said the economic recovery plan and other household interventions that President Joyce Banda’ s administration are implementing are aimed at improving people’s welfare and they are required to be supported by all.
“Addressing the challenges that we are facing requires all of us. Even those that contributed to the economic downfall now are in the forefront mocking Malawians. We went through a difficult period, our freedoms were no longer part of us but we need to move forward with purpose.
“We need to find lasting solutions to our challenges and we need to ensure that the Peoples Party Government under Dr Joyce Banda is retained in 2014 that we can recover in full,” said Kachali.
He said the current tobacco prices at auction floors reflect the currently pro-business friendly approach of Government that encourages win-win situation for the country’s investors and citizens unlike antagonistic approach towards investors that the previous regime was implementing.
“The prices reflect the policy of contact and dialogue. The other cash crops such as soya and groundnuts are also going to get a good market price and we are hopeful that people will benefit from their hard work,” said Kachali.
The Vice President announced that ‘a family a cow’ programme will be launched in Mangochi South West in the Eastern Region as part of promoting household development in the country.
Secretary General of the Peoples Party Henry Chibwana said the party was now tired of empty accusations from opposition who contributed to the downfall of the economy while Home Affairs Minister Uladi Mussa said the PP administration had proven to be effective in addressing welfare concerns of Malawians such a food shortages.
PP womens director Clara Makungwa said women in the country were geared to supporting President Joyce Banda administration as their welfare was improving.