Blantyre, September 27, 2014: Vice President Saulosi Chilima has applauded Members of Parliament in the country for passing the 2014/15 National Budget saying it will enable the Government to start fulfilling the pledges it made during the campaign period.
The Vice President made the remarks on Saturday in Thyolo where he conducted a whistle stop campaign tour wooing people to vote for Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Thyolo East constituency candidate Greyson Solomon during the forthcoming by-elections.
Chilima said the passing of the budget has given government a go ahead to start among other things a project of constructing 100 houses for people who are under privileged in all the constituencies of the country.
“We want to start building houses for the needy in all the constituencies and we will begin with 100 houses for a starter, we are hopeful that the numbers will increase as time passes,” the Veep said.
He further assured the people of government‘s full support towards the fertiliser, iron sheet and cement as well as the construction of community colleges scheduled to start in January.
“We will continue supporting the fertiliser subsidy programme because we want every household to be food secured,” said the vice president.
During the whistle stop, the Vice President addressed people at Lomola and Milonga schools and Goliati Trading Centre where he urged them to show their support to DPP by voting for its candidate.