Ungrateful Northern region to be abandoned, claims Mutharika aide

As Malawi Political climate continues to be chaotic, a recent audio clip has surfaced in which a close aide to President Peter Mutharika has disclosed that the president is ready to withdraw development projects from the North because as described the people of the region are are ungrateful

Francis Mphepo who is one of the presidential aides called for a meeting of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) MPs from the Southern Region at Blantyre Civic Centre where he dressed down people from the North.

In his speech Mphepo described the people of the North as ungrateful “These people ‘ndiosayamika’ (they are ungrateful). You have braved the rains to be here because you love your President and the party but not those people from the north, they are ungrateful,” said Mphepo in a leaked audio from the meeting.

Presidential Aide: Francis Mphepo

“Government can withdraw all the development projects that it has lined up for the North. In fact the President will withdraw these development projects from the North if they continue to be ungrateful,” added an angry Mphepo.

He alleged that people from the North are blocking trucks of maize to  ferry maize to be distributed free of charge to people in the south hence his warning that President Mutharika is considering withdrawing development projects his government allocated to the North.

The remarks have caused angry remarks from a cross section of Malawians on Social Media . President Mutharika has not visited the North yet since he was reelected in May last year