By Chalo Mvula
With a few days to go before Malawi goes to the polls to elect a new President, the ever-energetic Commander-in-Chief of the Citizens for Transformation (CFT) People Power Movement, Timothy Mtambo was on the road again. This time Comrade Mtambo as he is popularly known, was in Kasungu encouraging people that time has come when the power of a vote need to be unleashed on DPP and Mutharika.
Earlier in the day Mtambo took time to join the lawyers who we were marching for judicial independence in Mzuzu.
Surrounded by other members from CFT and party officials from the Tonse alliance parties, Mtambo first campaign stop was at Lojwa in Kasungu North. He did not waste time but remind the locals that the Mutharika and Muluzi families are the two families that have ruined Malawi. He attacked DPP and UDF governments for promoting nepotism and regionalism which has seen jobs being given to people from one region. He also reminded the locals not to forget about the high levels of corruption which has been instrumental in crippling the economy of Malawi.
Speaking at a large crowd that gathered at Chulu , Mtambo was quick to point out that God has favoured Malawi and has given Malawians opportunity to vote again. He commended the judges for doing a great job in nullifying last year’s illegitimate elections. Among other officials at the meeting were MCP National organizing secretary and member of parliament for Kasungu South East Khumbi Chiponda and national executive member Wazamazama Katatu
Mtambo dwelled on the issues in the manifesto of Tonse alliance telling the gathering that Tonse government is geared to reduce the price of fertiliser to K4495. “For the same amount that you used to buy 1 bag of fertiliser under DPP, you will be able to buy 4 bags when Chakwera is the president”
He also tackled on the issue of job creation promising that Tonse alliance has set a target of one million jobs in its first year in office. Mtambo called upon Malawians to rally behind the capable and visionary leadership of the Tonse Alliance torch bearers, Dr. Lazarus Chakwera and his running mate, Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima ahead of the fresh presidential polls slated for 23rd June.
Mtambo warned people of apathy encouraging them that the forthcoming elections are a once in a lifetime opportunity and that they should go and vote in large numbers “ Mutharika doesn’t like you, doesn’t care about you and that’s why he has to be voted out and that’s why you have to go and vote “
He promised the gathering that Tonse government will make sure business loans are given out without favours. He also reminded them that old people will be receiving pension funds from the government as an initiative to make sure old people are cared for.
Mtambo has been on the campaign trail almost every day, that has seen him do whistle stops in all the districts in the North in the past week.