President Mutharika was speaking at Manyamula in Mzimba Solora Constituency during a whistle stop tour he held in the district ahead of the 21st May elections.
During the tour, Professor Mutharika reminded people in the Northern Region how the opposition in Parliament frustrated the implementation of water projects in the region.
“You may wish to remember that when the DPP government presented a bill in Parliament to allow government implement water projects in Mzimba, Karonga and Nkhata Bay, the opposition were against it. But as long as I am President I will not stop developing the North just like other regions because Malawi is one,” said President Mutharika.
He then urged people in the region and indeed the whole Malawi to re-elect him and DPP candidates during the forthcoming elections.
“On 21st May, we have the most important elections of all because it will be a watershed. You will choose between development and politics: you will choose whether you want this country to go forward or backwards. If you want development, choose DPP because DPP is development,” advised the Malawi leader.
Professor Mutharika said in the new DPP Manifesto, his administration intends to construct 250 secondary schools across the country so that all the learners that pass in standard 8 proceed to secondary schools as opposed to now when the selection is only 32 percent.
He has also pledged to construct technical colleges in all the 193 constituencies so that students who fail to go to the university should be equipped with vocational skills.
On chieftaincy, the Malawi leader advised the royal family of Mzikubola to resolve their wrangles so that government can then install the chosen successor.
“My job is to approve the name of a Traditional Authority not to choose. Therefore may I request the royal family to give me a name and I will endorse,” explained President Mutharika.
During the whistle stop tour, President Mutharika also promised to provide additional vehicles to Mzimba Police Station to enhance security in the district.
For his part, Inkosi ya Makosi M`mbelwa V of Mzimba commended President Mutharika for implementing a number of development projects in the district.
He mentioned of the Mzimba Integrated Water Supply Project he officially commissioned a couple of months ago, roads, rural electrification, food security and the social cash transfer programs.
President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika was in the Northern region since Saturday the 4th May. During his stay, has visited Chitipa, Karonga, Nkhata Bay, Mzimba and indeed Mzuzu City to share his vision as the country gears up for polls.