By Leo Mkhuwala
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Vice President Muhammed Sidik Mia has assured thousands of Tonse Alliance supporters in Bangula-Nsanje that the combination of MCP and UTM manifestos is a powerful weapon that will completely transform the lives of people of Malawi and the only solution to their long standing socio-economic woes.
Addressing the crowds who persevered incessant showers only to catch a glimpse and hear the charismatic politician speak, the newly crowned “Mbuya” said: “The merged manifestos put the Tonse Alliance torchbearer, Dr. Lazarus Chakwera at the top as the people’s most preferred leader for them to vote for in the forthcoming June 23 fresh presidential polls”.
Apart from the creation of 1 million jobs, colossal in the two manifestos is the assurance that poor Malawians will bid farewell to recurrent hunger through the reduction of cost of fertiliser from over MK20,000 per 50 kilograms bag to MK4,500.
This, empowered by the Chakwera Super Hi-5, Mia said the manifestos will ensure that ordinary Malawians afford to eat three times a day after realizing bamper harvest as a result of applying cheap and affordable fertilizer.
The MCP Veep who urged the people of Nsanje to vote for Dr. Lazarus Chakwera in the presidential election promised the people that the incoming government will in times of hunger that may occur due to bad weather be distributing free maize and legumes to the affected households on monthly basis.
On his official decoration by traditional leaders of the Shire Valley as the new “Mbuya” after the former title holder, the late Gwanda Chakuamba, Mia said: “I’m very much humbled to receive so much honour and see our chiefs investing so much trust in me and I will use this trust to live to their expectations.”
He further expressed his gratitude, saying “I have all along been called Mbuya but I take this particular honour as something special”.
Most notable among those in attendance was MCP Campaign Director, Moses Kumkuyu, who in his inspiring speech, ignited in eligible voters the zest to vote for change come June 23