President Mutharika urges Malawians to reject politics of Castigation

President Peter Mutharika has, in his New Year’s message, urged all Malawians to discard politics of castigation but rather campaign with peace, love and unity as time draws closer to this year’s tripartite elections.

Mutharika has since appealed to all Malawians to say no to savage politics of rudeness but rather practice civilized politics.

Let us reject politics of hate and castigation and smear campaigns, let us forgive one another. Time has come for us to rise above petty politics, let us put Malawi first, say no to political lies, Mutharika appealed.

He further asked Malawians to focus on solving long term problems of the country and to listen to the voice of the people so as to continue on the path that has been taken to make Malawi a great nation.

Malawians are tired of suffering in poverty they want us to compete on our policies and programs. The destiny of this nation lies in the decisions that we will make this year, either to destroy or to make better Malawi, he said.

The president described Malawi as a capable nation adding that people need to believe in themselves as a nation so that they can continue the developments the country has begun.

We know we can take this nation to a greater height, we can do it because we believe we are competent and we can. As we enter 2019 let us believe in ourselves and show progress for the benefit of the country, he said.

Mutharika noted that only four years ago the country’s economy suffered severe pains of mismanagement and his government started with a crisis since donors had withdrawn.

He said inflation was high, prices of commodities were rising, interest rates were also high that made cost of borrowing very high as well. He said as a result the currency became unstable and fragile making most businesses to fail thereby escalating people’s poverty.

Today we have seen the economy improving as we can see more Malawians opening up new businesses and building better houses, said Mutharika.

Mutharika said under his administration he will continue taking rural communities out of darkness and bringing light to people under rural electrification saying in the just ended year, he has seen blackouts slowly coming to an end.

He further commended all those working in reducing power shortage in this country to work extra hard so that blackouts should be history.

Mutharika said the world over appreciates the country’s efforts in bailing itself out of poverty to prosperity.

This is why the World Justice Index Project ranked us among the top four best performers in Sub-Saharan Africa in terms of corruption fight and upholding of Rule of Law, he said.

Mutharika said as the nation moves into 2019, Malawians have a choice to continue the development that has started or destroy the foundation that has so far been made.

Mutharika has since wished all Malawians a prosperous and happy new year.

Source: MANA Online