DPP promises continued development for the Northern Region

Written by  MEC Stringer

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has assured people of the Northern region of continued development beyond 2019 should people from the region vote for the DPP during the forth-coming tripartite elections.

Mhango: DPP will develop every area of the country. Mhango: DPP will develop every area of the country.

The assurance was made by the party’s Treasurer General who is also Minister responsible for Transport and Public Works Jappie Mhango at a political rally the party held on Sunday afternoon at Baka School ground in Karonga district.

Speaking to a mammoth crowd that gathered at the event, Mhango said President Arthur Peter Mutharika deserves another term in office through support from Karonga, saying he was the first person to visit the district when flush floods displaced people and washed away valuable property in 2014.

Mhango said under Mutharika’s reign, the region has registered more meaningful developments than any other president in the history of Malawi; citing infrastructures such as rehabilitation of Karonga-Songwe road which is underway, Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay road, newly built Nkhata Bay Hospital, the construction of Rumphi Teacher Training College, Njakwa-Livingstonia road, the multi-billion Kwacha Karonga water project, Mombela University in Mzimba, Chitipa rural growth centre just to mention but a few as some of major projects that qualify Professor Mutharika for another mandate.

“In short, my brothers and sisters, the whole Northern region is benefiting with over K215 billion Kwacha assigned to various projects; ranging from potable water, roads, and hospitals to colleges with Karonga alone enjoying two major projects. So this is a clear indication that this government is a caring government that needs another term.

"But for this to happen, your vote is a deciding factor. This is why I urge all of you to register in large numbers when the exercise begins next month so that you should be able to vote for the DPP led government," Mhango said.

Concurring with Mhango was the party’s Secretary General Greselder Jeffrey who said no leader, whether past or future, will ever match Mutharika’s wise leadership which according to her brought back donors and other development partners soon after the 2014 general elections.

The Secretary General further said it is only envious and jealousy people who say that there is nothing that the DPP led government has done for the entire period it has been in power, saying this tendency is largely contributing negatively to the slow growth of Malawi’s development.

She, however, could not leave the podium without taking a swipe at the newly established United Transformation Movement (UTM) describing it as a swarm of flying bees that are making noise on their way to unknown destination, saying it is a movement that has been formed by disgruntled and disappointed politicians.

Taking his turn, DPP’s Regional Governor for the North Kenneth Sanga promised the party’s leadership that the Northern region will produce all the 33 members of Parliament. This, he said will enhance more developmental projects in the region.

Notable faces at the rally included the party’s members of Parliament who included Reverend Mzomera Ngwira from Mzimba, Reverend Malani Mtonga from Karonga South constituency, Karonga North West constituency parliamentarian James Kamwambi and director of youth Symon Vuwa Kaunda.

At the event, Mungasula Mwambande was unveiled as an aspirant member of parliament for Karonga North constituency replacing the former DPP Member of Parliament Vincent Ghambi who weeks ago defected to UTM.

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