By Arnold Namanja, MANA
President Peter Mutharika says he has been inspired by the achievements the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) – led government has registered over the past four and half years, saying Malawians had every reason to offer it (DPP) a fresh mandate next week Tuesday.
Speaking at Chigumula in Blantyre at the beginning of his whistle stop tour to Bvumbwe, Thunga, Luchenza and Goliati in Thyolo, respectively, Mutharika said he was equally dumbfounded by the infrastructural developments achieved over the past years, compelling him to seek re-election to accomplish more.
“I am determined to do even more should you entrust me with the government leadership again on May 21,” Mutharika said.
Mutharika, therefore, challenged that he would carry the day in next week’s elections because he has managed to deliver what was promised when he entered in government in 2014, saying the DPP has always stood for three principles of development, justice and security.
“We will continue with the projects in the southern region and the whole country to develop,” he said. “I would like to change the face of Malawi to match that of big economies like South Africa and Singapore.”
To this effect, Mutharika observed that most countries that have developed invested in road infrastructure and technical and vocational skills for the youth to be empowered to take part in the growth of the economy, hence the introduction of community technical colleges.
He accused the opposition political parties of conniving to frustrate his plans without offering any options for developing the country. “Make no mistake – vote for the DPP to empower it continue with development programs already taking place,” he appealed.
“If you vote for the opposition everything that we have started will come to a halt; the choice is yours to take the country forward or backwards through your ballot,” he appealed.
Mutharika, therefore, asked people in the area and the country as a whole to vote for the DPP president, parliamentary and local government representatives.
Speaking earlier, DPP Vice President for the Southern Region, Kondwani Nankhumwa described Mutharika as an action man owing to the developments spearheaded in the last four years which were evident for all to see.
“Little wonder then that you have a number of titles due to your charisma and leadership; one such name includes Professor Delivery,” said Nankhumwa.
In his remarks, Senior Chief Kapeni thanked government for the numerous infrastructural development spread across Blantyre, citing the construction of community technical colleges, roads and bridges, among others.
At the time of going to press, Mutharika was also expected to conduct further whistle stop tours to Bvumbwe, Thunga, Luchenza and Goliati in Thyolo, respectively.