By Bishop Witmos
Mzuzu, May 25, Mana: Over 200 Malawi Congress Party and United Transformation Movement members in Chitipa, Sunday announced their defection to the ruling Democrat Progressive Party (DPP).
The members were welcomed to the ruling DPP during a rally at Chitipa Boma.
DPP regional governor for the North Rev. Christopher Mzomera Ngwira, said the development was a clear manifestation that the DPP is popular in the district and the region.
“This is an indication that come June 23, 2020 when the country will have fresh presidential election, DPP will amass a lot of votes from the district as the party has always proved to be development conscious in serving the needs for the citizenry, “said Ngwira.
Accompanied by some senior leaders of the party who included DPP Vice President for the North, Goodall Gondwe, DPP Secretary General, Grezelder Jeffrey, DPP National Director of Logistics, Symon Vuwa Kaunda among others, Ngwira said the DPP has implemented a lot of development projects in the district hence the people’s confidence in the party’s leadership.
“Today, we have received 210 members from Malawi Congress Party and United Transformation Movement. This is an indication that the party has followers across the country and that we are going to triumph come June 23,” said Ngwira.
President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika’s government ended water woes in Chitipa through the Kalenge Water Supply Project. The district is also boasting of improved road network and electricity through Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (Marep).
The district has also new projects under way and these include the Chitipa-Mbilima Road which will connect the Republic of Tanzania; Chitipa- Nthalire Road; a bus depot and stadium at Chitipa Boma.
A top DPP member and business man, Leston Mulli donated K3million to Chitipa Football Club and pledged his continued supports towards the team.
DPP Secretary General, Grezelder Jeffrey advised people in the district to rally behind Prof. Peter Mutharika during the forth coming fresh presidential election, describing the president as a true democrat.
Sub- Traditional Authority Mwakabanga commended the DPP led government for the construction of Kasama Technical College, Chisenga Girls Boarding Secondary School and Kalenge Water Supply Project among others.