By Ireen Mseteka
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) senior member, also Minister of Health and Population, Jappie Mhango has advised the youth to refrain from taking part in any form of demonstrations for peace to prevail in the country.
Speaking Sunday at Zolozolo Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) ground during a football bonanza, Mhango said Malawians are peace-loving people and should, at all cost, desist from taking part in any form of demonstrations.
He said the country and individuals have lost their property during a spate of demonstrations for the past five months and that the development is a threat to the country’s development and the people’s social economic status.
“We have been asked by President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika to deliver the message of peace to the people, especially the youth of Mzuzu, so let us refrain from taking part in activities which can lead to destruction of our own country,” said Mhango.
Commenting on the bonanza, Mhango said football attracts people of different ages and, different religious and political affiliations, hence organisation of the bonanza to bring harmony and co-existence amongst people in the city.
Also speaking at the function, Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Vuwa Kaunda said football has the ability to bring together people of all walks of life; therefore, it can be used as a tool for promoting reconciliation and unity amongst people.
Kaunda informed the gathering about the President’s visit to the region soon and advised them to welcome him in large numbers.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Regional Governor for the north, Kenneth Sanga said it was impressing to note that people in the region continued to rally behind the ruling DPP and President Arthur Peter Mutharika.
Zolozolo Select, Hilltop Stars, Zolozolo United and MK Acadamy are the teams which participated in the bonanza and they went away with K30, 000, K50, 000, K80, 000 and K100, 000 respectively with a ball each.