Former Finance Ministers and a relation to founding president Kamuzu Banda, Ken Kandodo and People’s Party (PP) legislator Wakuda Kamanga on Saturday joined a politicall rally in Kasungu addressed by Malawi Congress Party president Lazarus Chakwera who vowed to unseat Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the 2019 elections, arguing that the ruling party and its leadership has failed to govern.
Chakwera praised Wakuda and Kandodo for attending the MCP rally, saying they wanted the “the right thing to be done” for Malawi
The leader of opposition said MCP is geared to bail Malawians from their social, economic and political turmoil.
He was speaking when he presided over the launch of Tambala Football Trophy in the area of Kasungu North East Constituency where, Elias Wakuda Kamanga, is the member of Parliament.
Chakwera said Malawi was bleeding under “corrupt” and “clueless” leadership.
He said Malawi is suffering an economic crisis because of corruption and theft of public funds as citizens are now suffering in their families than ever before.
“You can even judge by just looking at the faces that Malawians are living in a very miserable life than ever before. Y es they might have little maize which they have harvested but they cannot afford to mill the maize because they do not have money in their pockets,” said Chakwera.
“This DPP Government has failed , they don’t have a clue on how they can play around with macro and micro economic formula in order to unplug money flow to the general populous. As Malawi Congress Party, we are more than ready to bail Malawians out of this miserable life with uneven, unequal economy,” said Chakwera.
The opposition chief said DPP has failed “to rig” economic development of the people of Malawi.
Chakwera has pledged to turn round the country’s economic fortunes if elected President.
On sports development, Chakwera said government through Football Association of Malawi has a duty to scout talent from grassroots like Kasungu North East Constituency.
“But look what is happening , there is no talent identification system from grass roots level, so how do we develop sports?” said Chakwera.
Taking his turn, Wakuda Kamanga commended Chakwera for unveiling himself at the launch of Tambala Football Trophy.
Asked if Kamanga has joined MCP for naming the trophy ‘Tambala’ which is a symbol of MCP, the parliamentarian said he has not joined yet but could not rule himself from becoming the party member.
Kandodo also refused to comment if he has joined the MCP .
A new Afrobarometer survey recently showed that if elections were held today the MCP can win the poll and Chakwera can be Head of State.
Afro barometer, an African led, non-partisan research network in a nationwide survey conducted by the Centre for Social Research at Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malawi (UNIMA), interviewed 1 200 adult Malawians in both urban and rural settings.
The surveys released on Tuesday last week are drawn from data collected during face-to-face interviews in December last year and January this year.
Professor Edge Kanyongolo, Professor Happy Kayuni and Dr Nandin Patel gave the research findings in Lilongwe during the Afrobarometer Round 7 Dissemination.
According to the report, when respondents were asked which party’s candidate would they vote for if presidential elections were held at the time of the survey, 32 %:picked the MCP followed by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) at 27, and the UDF scored 11% while People’s Party got only 7%.
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