By Malawi Freedom Network
Mutharika, The Malawi President Goes To Town
The first Thursday in the month of September, 2019 was another day in town when people saw the Malawi President, Arthur Peter Mutharika going places to appreciate various projects in the city of Blantyre.
In his first leg, Mutharika went along Magalasi road where he toured the double lane road project from the clock tower to Kameza Round About, which leads to Chileka International Airport.
While there, Mutharika told reporters that would continue serving Malawians by giving them development projects although his political opponents are only interested in causing political tension in the country.
After touring the road, the President said he was satisfied with the progress.
According to the project contractor, the road will complete by October 26, 2019 as the making of gutters (water ways) is the only major work that remains.
The next project Mutharika toured was the construction works on what will be the Golden Peacock Hotel near Chichiri Round About.
Later in the day, the President visited the DPP Regional Office for the South located at the suburb of Sunnyside.
The last leg for the day took Mutharika to Blantyre Market where he moved around buying from vendors different food items like matemba (small fishes) and carrots.
However, vendors at market have criticised Mutharika for targeting DPP members only when he moved around as in a series, he splushed money up to MK200,000.
Disgruntled vendors who support other political parties told this publication, how, during the President’s visit to the market, they observed DPP leaders leading Mutharika only to those benches of the party members and supporters.
There was no immediate response from neither Presidential Spokesperson nor DPP officials on the accusation that the President was on a mission to reward vendors who were DPP members and supporters.
President Mutharika who has long overdue been in the Southern Region and resident at Sanjika Palace, has of late rarely gone to Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, where he loved to stay before the highly disputed May 21 elections.
Issues of presidential security in the volatile zone of Lilongwe is whispered to be the key reason why Mutharika seems to have changed official base with the most prefered place being the Southern region which is regarded as the DPP stronghold.