Chakwera says no to politics of castigation

By Cedric Nkungula

President Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera says he is not interested in politics of castigation but rather development.

Speaking at a development rally in Chinsapo after ground breaking ceremony of the project for the improvement of main roads in Lilongwe city and inspection of Chinsapo Malawi Immigration and Citizenship Services New Lines, Chakwera said politics of castigation have no place in his vocabulary.

Chakwera in Chinsapo

“Malawi politics is about castigation. Malawi politics is about engaging into fights just like what people want to see between me and my vice including my cabinet,” emphasized the president.

“I don’t do politics of castigation. I will not stop doing developing Malawi. I will work with anyone who is willing to work with me to develop the country.”

Chakwera hailed the good working relationship with Japan.

“Japan is only interested in doing development works in Malawi. They don’t blow their own trumpet. They don’t threaten us. I am proud of you,” he said.

Chakwera also advised contractors doing various government works to do only quality work.

Speaking earlier, Speaker of National Assembly Catherine Gotani Hara said people are now flocking to the ruling Malawi Congress Party (MCP) because of various development projects taking place in Malawi.

Minister of Transport and Public Works said M1 road upgrade will help beautify the capital city.

Ambassador of Japan to Malawi Yoichi Oya said his government is committed to supporting Malawi’s social economic development.

“We have supplied 900 JICA volunteers to help Malawi’s economic growth,” he said.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Regional Chairman Patrick Zebron Chilondola advised the president to disregard all negative voices and concentrate on developing Malawi.

In her remarks, Roads Authority Board Chairperson Dr Matilda Matabwa said M1 road is very crucial in facilitating goods and services.

She added MI upgrade will also help in reducing road accidents.

“Congestion of vehicles is on the increase and therefore upgrading of this section will improve traffic flow and also improve general welfare of the people living in the city,” she explained.

Lilongwe City West Member of Parliament (MP) George Zulu hailed the president for providing relief food to the people that are facing hunger.

“Through you, we have distributed over 15000 bags of relief maize. We are so grateful,” he said.

Senior Chief Chadza who was representing Traditional Authority (T/A) Malili thanked Chakwera for the various developments taking place in the country.

“We also thank you for distributing developments equally,” he said.