“We will soon start Bangula University, construction of six technical colleges and 250 secondary schoolsw. Each constituency will have a new secondary school,” Mutharika disclosed this during his inspection tour of signature projects in the Lower Shire districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje on Sunday.
“I want you to have your own university. You don’t have to go far to attain university education,” he told a mamoth crowd at Bangula trading centre.
Mutharika the 250 secondary schools project, to be funded by the USA, will be unveiled soon.
The President, who spent over five hours inspecting the projects—including the Nsanje-Mutalala tarmac road linking Mozambique, Kasinthula teachers training college and Nyachipere bridge, told cheering crowds that thronged venues of his whistle-stop tour, that Chikwawa alone will have six new secondary schools.
Mutharika said the people of the Lower Shire, who massively elected him as president, had chosen development and light or not a backward slide nor darkness. “You chose development, you chose DPP,” he added.
‘I am the Lion of Lower Shire’
He said he was now the “Lion of Lower Shire” for the overwhelming vote he received, adding that it was one of the reasons he had come to the Lower Shire was to thank people for massively voting him as President.
The President said he bagged more votes of president than any of his competitors, calling it a "landslide."
“I want to bring development to the whole country to close the gap between the rich and the poor and end poverty,” he said.
He said he was “tired of poverty” and wants to bring meaningful development through various interventions such as ‘Mtukula Pakhomo’, MASAF and Cement and Malata subsidy to spur economic development.