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Chakwera says he has fulfilled most of what he promised Malawians

Jun 28, 2022

By Cedric Nkungula

Malawi President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera says he has fulfilled most of the things that he promised Malawians during campaign, through the Chakwera super high five within his two year stay in power.

Chakwera made the remarks on Tuesday when he received a US$14 million agricultural insurance payout from the African Development Bank through the African risk capacity at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.

The insurance is expected to go towards fighting hunger in the country.

In his remarks, Chakwera said unlike his predecessors who used to run affairs of the state to serve personal interests, he chose to practice servant leadership that puts the needs of Malawians above his own.

Chakwera added that instead of running things using divisive language as other leaders before him did, he has used his voice to unite Malawians.

“I said that instead of developing only one region of the country or one part of the economy as others did in the past, I would deploy development and employ economic policies that ensure that the economic harvest that is coming as a result enables all Malawians to prosper together and I have done that,” said President Chakwera.

“I said instead of running the presidency to weaken institutions and shield the corrupt as others did in the past, I would strengthen institutions and remove from office those implicated in corruption cases and I have done that. And lastly, I said that instead of allowing the rich , the powerful and the connected to live above the law as was the case in the past, I would promote and practice the rule of law so that we begin to make Malawi more equal and just society and I have done that.”

The President then called for collaborative effort if the policies, programmes and projects that his administration has lined up are to achieve job creation, wealth creation as well as food security.

He also advised implementors of the payout to exercise due diligence that no single penny is lost through corruption.

“I therefore want to thank all the government officials who have made this payout a reality. When I went around the country on a crop inspection tour and assured Malawians that the country had enough food for everyone and that even those few whose crops had not done well would be provided for, my confidence came from the fact that we had taken this insurance policy to support Malawians in this time of need,” he said.

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