By Deborah Manda – MEC Stringer
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate says his government will construct a bigger jetty in Nkhatabay to be used by big vessels.
He made the remarks during a whistle stop at at Nkhata-Bay boma in a bid to urge the electorate to vote for MCP on 21st May.
He noted that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government has constructed a new jetty in the district but said there is need for a bigger one to accommodate ships travelling from Karonga to Mangochi.
“Our lake can bring us fortunes but we are just idle without making good infrastructure so that it brings us money,” Chakwera said.
He also said his government will construct a road from Mpamba through Usisya to Mlowe.
Chakwera said the project might seem impossible because of the topography of the area but the MCP will still do it.
“We already have engineers in place who have the technical knowledge on how to construct the road,” added the MCP president.
He then hailed the district as the foundation of the party saying the MCP will not abandon the district.
“For Malawi to be here it’s because of Nkhata-bay and we have not forgotten and therefore on 21st vote MCP so that we develop Nkhata-bay,” said Chakwera.
On the issue of trade, the president said they want to make Nkhata-Bay an eco-tourism city.
“A lot of tourists come here to see our beautiful lake and if we have good infrastructure more tourists will be coming here thereby making more revenue,” promised Chakwera.
The MCP leader also urged chiefs not to be under the armpits of politicians who use them for their selfish gains.
He said chieftaincy is by blood and the traditional leaders should be respected.
The MCP leader also highlighted his super Hi-5 vision for the country and urged the electorate to vote wisely in the forthcoming tripartite election.