President Mutharika was speaking on Friday at Nchalo in Chikwawa district where he conducted a development rally.
The President disclosed that government will shortly unveil an agriculture policy which will make the sector a core component in economic development.
“The Ministry of Agriculture will migrate from focusing on food security only but will be a leading entity in diversification and value addition for export purposes. This will kick-start our drive towards a predominantly exporting economy while creating enough jobs for our productive population,” said Mutharika.
The Malawi leader also disclosed that the Shire Valley will soon have what will be the largest irrigation scheme in Southern Africa. Commenting on this year's crop production, President Mutharika said his government is vigilant to face the challenges.
“Though the crop does not look encouraging in the gardens, my government promises you that there will be enough food for every Malawian and no one is going to die of hunger as long as I am Head of State,” said President Mutharika noting that ADMARC has already started buying grain in readiness for eventualities.
Professor Mutharika, with the welfare of all Malawians at heart regardless of ethnicity, colour or language, took the opportunity to strongly condemn the malpractice of abducting and killing people with albinism and the tendency of mob justice.
He warned Malawians on aiding or harbouring people who practice ritual killings of albinos and those who take the law into their own hands by meting out mob justice on accused persons. The Malawi leader labeled these ritual killers as foolish.
"It is foolishness to take advice from a traditional doctor who lives in poverty on how to accumulate wealth. Why do people fail to see the manipulation here? This behaviour must stop forthwith and those who get caught will meet the strong hand of our security apparatus,” strongly warned Mutharika.
President Mutharika assured Malawians of enhanced security noting that his government has given Malawi Police Service 150 vehicles to be used for visibility and rapid response purposes across the country.