PPM Pres. Mark Katsonga says ‘Political parties in Malawi grow while in Sanjika Palace’
BLANTYRE (MaraPost)–People’s Progressive Movement (PPM) has described hunger, disease and envy as Malawi’s persistent problems and were captured in the National Anthem 50 years ago.
Katsonga made the observation after filing his nomination papers contest for the Office of the President to the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) at Comesa Hall in Blantyre.
He therefore said to solve these problems, Malawians should vote for leaders with right skills regardless of where they come from or which party they belong.
Katsonga condemned Malawians for looking down upon seemingly small or briefcase political parties, pointing out that “parties in Malawi grow while in Sanjika.”
At this point, he said his party, established in 2003, conducted an extensive research for 10 years from which they produced a 20 point plan, which he claimed, is key for the national development.
Katsonga expressed optimism of forming next government, claiming they will abolish the current Government Consolidated Account (Account No.1), financially empower local government structures, strengthen district councils through capacity building, reform Admarc to benefit farmers and establish investor-friendly banks, among others.
“Just as Nelson Mandela walked out of prison on February11, 1990 to liberate South Africans , we have today, February 11, 2014 presented our nomination papers to embark on journey to liberate Malawians from economic challenges,” said Katsonga amid cheerings.