BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—President Arthur Peter Mutharika will today 1st June 2020 visit the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Thyolo district to appreciate what students have innovated in the fight against Covid-19.
Mutharika has been indoor since his convoy met the wrath of Ndirande residents after presenting his nomination papers to the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) on 7th May, 2020.
According to a statement from the Office of the President and Cabinet OPC, the tour of MUST will start at 1 o’clock in the afternoon. Thereafter, the President will conduct a whistle stop tour that will take him to Goliati, Thyolo Boma and finally Bvumbwe Trading Centre.
Mutharika’s tour comes 30 days after campaign for fresh presidential election began last month.
Recently, Mutharika told the state broadcaster—Malawi Broadcasting Corporation—that he was not out on the campaign trail due to coronavirus.
“I set measures on how to protect Malawians from the coronavirus. I’m conflicted on going against my own decisions. I wish everyone considered other ways of campaigning without risking people’s lives,” he said.
The president, however, said he will plan accordingly when the date for the elections is set.