Atupele invades Joyce Banda’s armory, speaks tough on Cashgate

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In Malawi
Feb 24th, 2014

BLANTYRE(MaraPost)—Malawi’s opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) leader,  Atupele Muluzi, who is also the party’s 2014 presidential candidate, on Sunday gave the ruling People’s Party food for thought as he commanded a mammoth crowd  at President Joyce Banda’s home area of Songani in the Zomba-Malosa constituency ahead of the May 2014 polls.Huge crowd listening to Young Muluzi


Typical of civilized campaign, the young Muluzi spent less time defining his opponent and more time spelling out how he would handle the job if given the mandate to rule the country.

Speaking to the colossal crowd that gathered at the venue, Muluzi asked the people in Zomba to vote for UDF arguing that is the only way to get out of economic misery which they have been subjected to by the Joyce Banda administration.

“We must change the way we govern and the way we are governed. We need new and progressive leadership which is prepared to serve our nation without selfishness. We must guard against opportunistic politicians, who are not there to serve [but to loot and self-enrichment],” said Muluzi.

He also commented on the fertilizer subsidy programme, saying it was a good idea but noted that the programme is highly politicised thereby defeating its intended purpose. He then said that the UDF government will introduce universal subsidy in order to defeat hunger and will also introduce social support to vulnerable groups such as the elderly and disabled.

Muluzi also took some minutes attacking the looting and plundering of public resources at the Capital Hill saying the malpractice has deep-rooted adverse effects on the way of life of the rural people and the whole nation at large.

“If you go to hospital and there are no drugs that is the effect of cashgate. If civil servants cannot get their salaries that is the climax of cashgate,” said Muluzi.

Despite the area being the home for the sitting President who also happens to be the leader of the Peoples’ Party (PP), Muluzi’s rally was patronized by many people who came from many places across the constituency such that some had to sit over roof tops to catch a glimpse of the young Muluzi.

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