Massive turnout was the order of the day on Sunday when President Professor Peter Mutharika toured some parts of Blantyre where among others he called on people in the country to vote for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party during the May 2019 tripartite elections for sustainable and continued development.
President Mutharika said this when he conducted whistle stop tours in Nancholi, Chilobwe, Zingwangwa, Limbe Market, Manje and later on at Mvula Bangwe where he held a development rally.
The Malawi Leader said the DPP government understands the importance of road connection for sustainable development hence the many roads that his government is constructing and rehabilitation.
Professor Mutharika said his government continues to line up developments that the opposition parties that came before the DPP were sidelining.
“Since my government took power in 2014, we have improved many roads in the city of Blantyre. The Chirimba-Magalasi road is steadily turning into a dual carriage. To ease congestion in the city, we are also constructing the Blantyre-Chigumula bypass road,” said Professor Mutharika.
Responding to a plea from Chief Kapeni to have another clinic constructed in Chilobwe, President Mutharika said he with authorize officials from the Ministry of Health to look into the request.
“I believe in a healthy nation and we want to make sure that people around this area have access to a better health facility therefore as government, we will ensure that,” said Mutharika.
President Mutharika said since DPP came into power, it has constructed over 90 bridges. He then assured people of Zingwangwa that DPP will construct a new and magnificent market for the people in Zingwangwa and surrounding areas to trade in a conducive environment.
The President said his government has plans of building a skyscraper in the heart of the city of Blantyre.
Addressing people and vendors who gathered at Limbe Market, Mutharila assured the vendors that his government will give out loans to them to boost their business.
“No country can develop without a vibrant business connection. For this to be possible, we want to promote small and medium enterprise and we will have loans available for you,” said Mutharika.