Chakwera promises to turn Dedza town into municipality


Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has promised to turn Dedza town into a municipality once he is ushered into power during this months’ elections.

Chakwera said this today at Dedza golf course where he held a political rally.

Chakwera: Dedza will be trnaformed

Among others, Chakwera said his government will ensure that the district has good infrastructure, and good roads.

“Dedza is a good town, where there is a need to improve different sectors and in particular we want to turn the town into a municipality where we will have a mayor within the boma,” he said.

He also promised to improve the education sector that has been sidelined in the previous years.

“We have few secondary schools in the district, MCP government will make sure that we have more schools in the district so that students should not be dropping out of school because of lack of space in secondary school facilities.

“We have schools like Umbwi, Dedza Secondary school and others, these are too old and need renovation, we are going to renovate them so that they should be able to cater for everyone,” he said.

He added: “A lot of girls drop out of school to among other things lack of chance to go to school particularly universities. The MCP led government will ensure that girls are being motivated to complete their tertiary education and fulfill their dreams.”

On youth development, he blamed the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led administration for the challenges youths are currently facing.

“During the 2014 electoral campaign period, the DPP government promised to provide jobs to the youth, but if you see things today, you will find that those promises have not been fulfilled, as MCP we will provide the youth with technical skills and loans so that they should be self-reliant,” he said.

He also promised to have the Chiefs Act reviewed.

“Chiefs Act should be reviewed so that chiefs should not be controlled by government officers and politicians. We don’t want chiefs to be intimidated by politicians because we need chiefs to be nonpartisan,” he said.