The President maintained the pledge on Tuesday, when he addressed thousands of Malawians during his whistle-stop tours at Kalenga Trading Centre under Traditional Authority Wimbe; Kasungu Boma under Traditional Authority Mwase; Kayesa School Ground under Traditional Authority Lukwa; and Mziza, which is the Headquarters of Traditional Authority Njombwa, all in Kasungu district.
President Mutharika said this is not time for politics but for development and that time has come for poverty to end. The President assured people of the area that given a fresh mandate as a head of state he will address the challenges they’re facing.
President Mutharika said there’s enough evidence that he is a man of his word adding that all that his party promised in its 2014 manifesto has been fulfilled. He therefore urged the gathering to come out in large numbers on the voting day since every vote will count.
The DPP torch bearer thrashed manifestos of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM, saying the two parties are not offering anything new.
“They are not offering anything new. Even their so called Hi5 concept from African Development Bank- ADB. And this ‘red card’ concept was my idea in 2014. I was the first to flash out the red card against Joyce Banda,” said President Mutharika.
At Kasungu Boma, President Mutharika also took time to introduce DPP aspiring parliamentary candidate for Kasungu Central Clara Makungwa, saying she was a woman capable of changing the face of Kasungu for the better.
“In 2014, you only gave me a presidential vote here in Kasungu, but you denied me the parliamentary vote. This time around, I am giving you, your very own daughter Clara Makungwa. Support her and give her your vote,” said the Malawi leader.
Welcoming President Mutharika at Kasungu Boma, Traditional Authority Mwase said it was a total misrepresentation of facts to insinuate that every registered voter from the Central Region would vote for MCP.
“We are Chewa yes, but this is not making us MCP supporters. We used to religiously follow MCP, yes, but we discovered that we were wasting our time and dignitity. More in particular, DPP’s people centred policies convinced us Chewas that it was of no use to be voting for MCP,” said Chief Mwase.
While speaking at Kayesa School Ground, Traditional Authority Lukwa concurred with his counterpart, Mwase, saying the tradition of voting opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) on traditional factor was counter-productive.
“It is well documented that Aaron Gadama and Chief Mwase were killed by the MCP and both of them were coming from this area. We are asking you, Your Excellency, to consider making their grave sites national monuments,” said Chief Lukwa.