Malawi President Peter Mutharika has reiterated that no-one will die of hunger as long as he is governing the country.
Mutharika made the remarks on Tuesday when he addressed a rally at Goliati Primary School ground in Thyolo after presiding over the first ever graduation ceremony at the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST).
He said government is aware that a number of households are experiencing food shortages and that he has since directed the Vice President who is also the Minister of Disaster Management Affairs, Everton Chimulirenji to address the issue with urgency.
Mutharika also said his administration is geared to continue initiating different developmental programs to grow the country’s economy.
“I have developed a six-point strategic plan which focuses on water accessibility, health facilities, good road network and school infrastructures, among others, to contribute positively to all sectors of the economy.
“As a preamble, I plan to construct a secondary school at Goliati. In addition, I also intend to build a community technical college to ensure that young people have access to technical and vocational skills to improve their livelihoods and the nation at large,” he said.
Mutharika, therefore, called for unity of purpose to ensure that the planned projects materialize for the betterment of Malawians.
He also urged Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) followers to start consolidating the party at all levels in preparation for 2024 general elections.
“During the 2019 elections, many people voted for the DPP. Suffice to mention that Thyolo gave me 99 percent of the votes. As such, it is high time we started rebuilding the party so that come 2024, DPP gets 100 or 101 percent of the votes,” he said.