Mutharika vows to tackle Malawi’s challenges in two years

By Chisomo Phiri

Former  President and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leader Peter Mutharika has says it will take him only two years  to address all the challenges facing the nation.

Mutharika said this on Saturday at Njamba Freedom Park in Blantyre, where he organized a mega political rally.

The former president who appeared energetic and determined criticized the Tonse Alliance-led government, saying it has failed Malawians miserably.

Mutharika boasted that during his presidency, which began in 2014, he successfully addressed socioeconomic challenges caused by the previous People’s Party (PP) administration within a year.


He also urged law enforcement agencies and President Lazarus Chakwera to hold those responsible for attacking DPP supporters in Mponela and Lilongwe.

Furthermore, Mutharika made a serious allegation, claiming that an unidentified church is plotting to rig the upcoming elections.

He then reminded Malawians of what he said on the campaign trail in 2019 when he told them that Malawi Congress Party (MCP) did not have the capability to manage government affairs.

“I told you that choosing MCP is choosing politics over development, now you can see for yourself,” said Mutharika citing high inflation as an example of the failures of MCP.

Before Mutharika took to the podium, other party leaders appraised him of the situation and urged him to return back to power because things have gone worse since he left government.

He since promised that he will soon be going on a nationwide tour to give hope to Malawians.