Chakwera-and-Mia-in-ZombaBy Leo Mkhuwala


Business went on standstill in the Malawi’s old capital city of Zomba on Saturday when the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) demonstrated its Eastern Region  political strides through a landmark  Youth Conference and thereafter, a  mega mass rally at Gymkana Ground.


Over 3000 youths had gathered at Chikupila School  ground in Zomba Central Constituency and led by the party’s National Youth Director, Richard Chimwendo-Banda, had matched through the city’s M1 road to mingle with mammoths crowd of supporters that gathered at Gymkana ground.


Addressing the crowds, the MCP President Lazarus Chakwera assured the people of Zomba and the entire Eastern Region that, in about three months time, Malawi will be turned into a different and wonderful place to live under the servant leadership of a great combination of Lazarus Chakwera and his official runningmate, Sidik Mia.


In his thematic message of “prospering together” Chakwera hinted that, there was no way that, food meant for three  children would be enough too feed ten children, meaning to say, “all people of Malawi should be given equal opportunities” regardless of region, district and tribe that one may come from.


On this note, Chakwera emphasized that, unlike the current government, it is only MCP that is  geared and very much set to truly unite Malawians, through fairness in the distribution of opportunities.


Before the MCP leader, his deputy, Sidik Mia urged the people to use their vote as the ultimate weapon to uproot the current corrupt government administration that has only aggravated  the suffering of Malawians over the past four and half years they have been in power.


The youth conference which was the 42nd to be conducted countrywide had among other things equipped the MCP with knowledge on how be disciplined, hardworking and productive in terms of their contribution towards the development of their country, Malawi.


In his key task during the main rally, the MCP leader unveiled the Party’s Shadow MP for Zomba Central, Steven Burgess while his vice, Sidik Mia, introduced to the crowds all Shadow MP’s and Ward Councellors that in the forth coming elections  will contest in various constituencies and wards in the region.