BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—President Arthur Peter Mutharika, who has started a countrywide campaign tour today Wednesday, has urged people of Ntcheu district to defend their May 2019 choice in the forthcoming fresh presidential election for continued development.
President Mutharika was speaking at Ntcheu Boma during a whistle stop en-route to Lilongwe.
Mutharika warned the people who gathered at Ntcheu Boma against voting Tonse Alliance of Lazarus Chakwera and Saulos Chilima, saying the alliance has no development agenda and most development projects currently taking shape in the country will come to an abrupt halt.
“There’s a precedent to what am saying. When the opposition came to power in 2012, Bingu National Stadium, Malawi university of Science and Technology and Umodzi Park projects all stalled. So make a right choice come June 23,” said President Mutharika.
The Malawi Leader also said Government has outlined several development projects that have been budgeted for.
“This year the price of fertilizer has been reduced to K5000 so that most households should manage to purchase. Ntcheu- Kasinje road, Mpira Dam project, houses for chiefs, duty free vehicles for chiefs and churches, all these plus social cash transfer initiative is budgeted for,” said President Mutharika.
He said youth and women economic empowerment has been taken on board through the K15 billion Medef loans.
President Mutharika has since left Ntcheu- for Lilongwe and will proceed with nationwide rallies.
President Mutharika insisted that he won the May 21 poll but the courts and the opposition parties connived to rob him of his victory.