President Peter Mutharika has once again assured Malawians that no one will die of hunger this year as half of Malawi’s population is experiencing food shortage due to drought and floods that hit the country in the last rainy season.
Mutharika made the remarks in Dedza where he also asked people to vote for a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) councillor in the forthcoming by-elections.
The Malawi leader said government has secured 100,000 metric tons of maize from Zambia and is expecting to purchase more maize from Brazil and Mexico.
“No one is going to die because of hunger as my government has put in place measures to supply adequate maize in the country,” Mutharika said.
Later, the Malawi leader urged people in the district to vote for a DPP councillor if they want development.
“If you want development in this district you must vote for DPP candidates because they are the ones who come to Lilongwe and tell me your problems,” Mutharika said.
He warned the people that if they vote for opposition candidates it will be hard for the voters to have development because the opposition representatives will be afraid to meet him.
Mutharika then promised to construct a Community Day Secondary School and roads in Dedza.
Malawi will hold by-elections on 1st November this year. Some of the districts where the by-elections will be held are Mchinji and Dedza.