I will develop Malawi to levels of US— Peter Mutharika


President Peter Mutharika Wednesday returned to the Central Region after a three-month absence and promised the people of the city that he would develop Malawi to the level of the United States of America or London.

The remarks by Mutharika, who has not been campaigning for the past three months and largely delegated the campaign to his running mate Atupele Muluzi, came with only four days to go before the closure of the official campaign period set by the Malawi Electoral Commission.

Ironically, the remarks also come a year after he promised to develop Malawi to levels of South Africa and Singapore.


Speaking at Biwi Triangle on arrival from Blantyre, Mutharika who was in high spirits, said he is geared to transform Malawi in the next five years if voted into power again.

“If you give us another five years, this country will be transformed. It will be like South Africa, Singapore, London, America or Canada,” Mutharika said while laughing.

He also claimed that he is a champion for the youth, adding that he has the welfare of young people at heart.


The President urged the youth and women to give him 100 percent vote for the development projects targeting the two groups to continue.

Osandinamizatu iyayi. Mukandinamiza ndidziwa. Inetu ndimachokera ku Thyolo ndiye ife anthu aku Thyolo ndife oopsya kwambiri. Ndife anthu oopsya kwambiri. Ndiye mukandinamiza, ine ndidziwa zimenezo [don’t cheat me. If you cheat me, I will know. I come from Thyolo and we, the people of Thyolo, are very dangerous. So if you cheat me, I will know],” Mutharika said.

The DPP-UDF alliance torchbearer continued with an attack on the Judiciary and the opposition, accusing them of conniving to take away government from his party.

APM has in recent weeks come under attack from various quotas for undermining the court through his public outbursts.

Speaking earlier, Muluzi said the people of Malawi are ready to vote for the DPP because of Malawi Enterprise Development Fund loans as well as reduced Farm Input Subsidy Programme fertiliser from an average of K6,500 per bag to K5000 per bag.

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