State Vice President Saulos Chilima who is also running mate to Dr. Lazarus Lazarus Chakwera in the Tonse Alliance has assured people the K4,495 new fertiliser price will be announced on day one of new presidency.
Speaking when he launched his trade mark Imbizos for Friday starting with Mvera in Dowa ending with Kaphatenga in Salima, Chilima said the alliance partners will implement this as soon as possible as one way of dealing with food security.
“Believe us that this will be done. In fact Dr. Chakwera is committed on this and will announce the new price in his acceptance speech. This will not take three days or a week. This is instant. We have to deal with food security once and for all,” said Chilima.
Throughout his stops, just like on Thursday when he toured of Nkhotakota, Chilima kept on lifting a 50 kg bag of fertiliser to assure people that the K4,495 price is for a 50Kg bag contrary to what opponents are saying. “If they come here and tell you that the figure I am mentioning is for a 20 kg, please tell them in the face that I showed you a 50 Kg bag. For them, they can not slash the prices because it will mean they will minimize their sources of theft,” said Chilima.
Speaking earlier in most of the venues, MCP Youth Director Richard Chimwendo Banda assured the people that Dr. Chakwera and Dr. Chilima is the only pair geared to uplift people’s lives and develop Malawi.
“Let us do our part for voting for them as President and running mate. We will put in mechanisms to ensure that everyone goes to vote on the polling day,” he said. Chilima started the weekend campaign trail on Thursday with 9 stops and by Saturday is expected to conduct 24 Whistle stops and one main rally in just 72 hours.