President Mutharika made the remarks at Balaka Primary School Ground on Thursday in what was dubbed DPP Eastern Region Mega Rally.
In his address the Malawi leader emphasized that he was aware that hunger has taken its toll in the district and under his administration no one will die of hunger.
“ I am aware of that hunger has affected many households here. The office of the Vice President is mandated to look into that. Soon you will be supplied with maize and rice. I repeat no one will die of hunger,” said President Mutharika.
Mutharika was not mused with the retrogressive conduct of some people who are destroying public infrastructure saying, “This is the only country we have. Let us not destroy our country for whatever differences we have it’s time to move on.”
He then urged party officials to get organised from grassroots level so that come 2024 DPP should go to the polls confident of a landslide victory.
Speaking earlier was vice president for DPP in Eastern Region, Bright Msaka SC. He said prior to 2014 DPP had no stronghold in Eastern Region but after 2014 elections, the party commands a huge following in the region.
a cross section of the crowd at the rally
“The development initiatives carried out by the DPP in this region speaks volumes of the party’s commitment to development. This is the more reason we are confident to say, ‘Lozani zanu ife tione’. Here in Balaka, Government has lined up seven secondary schools and four others will also be built to improve the quality of education. Roads are being built, hospitals…. you name it, this is the development we wanted,” said Msaka.
On his part Senior Chief Sawali of Balaka was all praises for Mutharika’s administration citing elevation of chiefs to senior positions and development initiatives being championed in various areas across the country a thing he said is changing the landscape of the country in terms of development.
During the rally, a minute of silence was observed in honour of Usumani Imedi, a C-Company police officer who lost his life in Nsundwe fracas in Lilongwe.