The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has vowed to champion continued development projects to the people of Likoma and Chizumulu Islands if the Islanders will vote for the party into power in the upcoming 21 May tripartite elections this year.
The regional governor for DPP in the north Kenneth Sanga made the remarks at Likoma Community Hall on Friday in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mkumpha 3 where the party held a rally to recommend its aspirants who will contest as Member of Parliament (MP) and councilors respectively.
Speaking in an interview after the function, Sanga said the DPP government is determined to continue rendering various development projects across Likoma and Chizumulu Islands as one of its core obligation towards the welfare of people in Malawi.
He said, “a lot of development initiatives which have been established here on the Island like the current office complex project at the District Council (DC), the airport, Telecenter among others are emanating from the DPP government, hence people should vote for our party to fulfill its vision.”
“I would also like to assure you that under the leadership of the state president Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, the government will continue flourishing development on the Islands district,” he further explained.
Speaking whilst addressing thousands of Islanders that converged at the venue, DPP Secretary General (SG) Griselda Jeffrey expressed her satisfaction on how DPP is faring in the district saying the mammoth turnout by the party members who patronized the event was a gesture that the party is strong.
She said, “our party has established deep roots here on the Island, this is a given fact that people are satisfied with the good leadership our government is initiating.”
Presenting his speech before DPP delegates, T/A Mkumpha 3 asked the government to speed up implementation for the construction of a Jetty, a needful development project which is being long awaited by the islanders as its services will be a relief and of great paramount in the district.
Mkumpha further said that the government should also consider the district by constructing a well tar marked road which will ease transportation and communication means on the Island and boosting the tourism sector in the country which will be a great source of revenue collection.
Meanwhile, DPP endorsed three of its party bearers who have attained candidature to contest as MP and councilors respectively by default in Likoma and Chizumulu Islands as the positions did not have other contenders to contest during the primaries.-(Kenneth Chizotera Mkandawire-MEC Stringer)