Peter Mutharika unveils rural development plan
President Peter Mutharika has unveiled seven pillars of rural development under his administration.
Mutharika unveiled the pillars during a rally he addressed in Balaka Thursday.
Mutharika said he intends to take development to rural areas by promoting food security, construction of tarred rural roads, rural electrification, promoting access to clean water, health services, secondary education and technical colleges.
“But for this to happen, I am urging all of us to be united; politicians, civil society organisations and faith leaders, let us love one another as one family,” he said.
Mutharika said he organised the rally to appreciate support he got during the May 21 tripartite elections saying the Democratic Progressive Party won the presidential vote in most of the polling stations across the Eastern Region.
He then hailed the people of Balaka, Eastern Region for voting for him.
“As I was saying before May 21 that [if] you choose me you choose development, I have lined up to a number of development projects for the country and the Eastern Region. We are constructing an airport in Mangochi, five-star hotel, Machinga-Nayuchi Road and Tsangano-Neno Road,” he said’
Mutharika also pledged to construct a new Balaka Secondary School, a district hospital as well as to end water woes in the district.
Speaking earlier, DPP’s vice president for the Eastern Region Bright Msaka hailed Mutharika for holding the rally in the region.
Msaka said the party remains strong in the region and the entire country because of its “sound development policies”.