By Enalla Mnyenyembe
Minister of Health and Population,Jappie Mhango, has urged people in the north to patronise Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) activities without fear.
Mhango made the call at Mchenga Utuba during a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rally on Saturday.
His call follows low turnout during DPP functions in the north which the party officials attributed to violent anti Jane Ansah demonstrations which targeted some of the party loyalists and property.
“We are all Malawians and we have freedom of association. People should not be afraid to come to DPP rallies,” said Mhango.
He said the rallies are organised to thank supporters for voting DPP in the May 21, 2019 Tripartite Election besides preparing them to welcome State President who is expected to visit the region soon.
On his part, Minister of Housing, Lands and Urban Development, Vuwa Kaunda, said DPP has developed northern region.
He said each and every district is enjoying clean water and good road networks, and that construction of stadiums and other development structures is under way.
He said in October this year, the State President, Peter Mutharika, will be visiting the Northern Region to outline more development activities for the region.
DPP Regional Governor for the north, Kenneth Sanga, urged religious leaders to refrain from mobilizing their congregations to take part during demonstrations as they end in violence and looting of people’s property.
“Religious leaders should avoid urging people and praying for demonstrations claiming that they will be peaceful.
“I was one of the people who were affected by the demonstrations, so religious leaders should be bringing communities together in a peaceful way not the other way round,” he said.-MANA