Muluzi insists he will not quit presidential race


United Democratic Front (UDF) President Atupele Muluzi has refuted claims that he will quit the presidential race and join the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) saying if he wanted to withdraw from the race he would have done that way back.

Speaking on Tuesday during a whistle stop tour at Salima LEA School ground, Muluzi said he is impressed that the supporters never shifted from the party and that they are intact to UDF adding that this is a clear indication that come 21 May tripartite polls they will win.

UDF President Atupele Muluzi welcomed by chiefs at Salima LEA School Ground

The UDF president said creation of jobs will be among the first priorities of his government in order to reduce unemployment especially among the youth who are in majority.

“We are very concerned about lack of opportunities for young people and we have plans to create sustainable jobs for the young people and the majority of Malawians,” he said.

Muluzi further said UDF is in a process of meeting financiers who are prepared to provide 225 million United States dollars to assist young people to access loans and this will be done through the government of Malawi.

The UDF president also said his party will improve vocational skills by looking at new jobs surrounding data, management, engineering and information technology as well as other opportunities such as solar systems that the country can manage to export.

He said Malawi is capable of creating an economy as well as jobs for the 21st Century to reduce high unemployment among the youth and general public as a whole.

UDF whistle stop tour started in Dedza at Mtakataka Trading Centre, then Chipoka Trading Centre and finally at Salima LEA School ground in the district of the lakeshore.