Mutharika reiterates call for unity of purpose

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His Excellency the President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has maintained his call for unity of purpose, urging all people to rise above their political differences and stay in love and harmony for the country’s betterment.

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President Mutharika echoed the call at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre where he addressed ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters who gathered there to welcome him from Lilongwe.

 

The First Couple, His Excellency the President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and Professor Gertrude Mutharika.

 

The Malawi leader, who is expected to carry out a number engagements in the Southern Region, also spoke against acts of violence and lawlessness, especially in the central region where some people believed to Malawi Congress Party (MCP) supporters torched 13 houses belonging DPP supporters.


The incident forced the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to postponed Parliamentary by-election which was slated for November 5 2019 in Lilongwe South Constituency.

Some DPP supporters gathered at the Clock Tower in the commercial capital and escorted the President to the Palace.



“DPP won the elections and we have all the reason to be celebrating and nobody should be stopping us. We won and those who lost should just swallow their pride and move on.



“It high time we united as Malawians and I have been saying this for the last six years. Anybody wants to talk me, can come and talk to me. The offer is still there. There is nothing new,” said Mutharika.



He then thanked DPP supporters, especially those in the eastern region for giving him and the party massive supporter during the May 21 general elections. Professor Mutharika said he won the presidency because of the immense votes he got from 53 constituencies in eastern and southern regions.



He then outlined government plans to construct health centers, community and constituency colleges, secondary schools and roads across the country.



President Mutharika said every community should have access to clean water, electricity, quality education and effective and efficient health services.



“We want to bring development to all parts of the country, and not only in towns. We started constructing community colleges and we have just launched project aimed at constructing secondary schools across the country. Each constituency will have seven secondary schools and seven community colleges. We will continue to deliver what we promised in our manifesto,” said Professor Mutharika.



According to the President, phase one of the project will see Lilongwe having 13 Secondary schools, Blantyre nine while Zomba and Mzuzu will have four secondary schools each.

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