Malawi President calls for political co-existence during campaign period

President of Malawi - Joyce Banda

President of Malawi – Joyce Banda

Amid traces of political violence and mudslinging ahead of the May 20 maiden tripartite election, Malawi President Joyce Banda has urged political party leaders to be guiding their followers on how to conduct a clean campaign.

The President observed that party leaders have a duty to ensure that their parties are promoting political co-existence so that Malawi remains a peaceful nation.

The call comes amid some political violence in certain areas in the country which in Thyolo cost the life of a high ranking police officer and a civilian.

Speaking at a rally in the lake shore district of Mangochi, the Malawi leader called upon political leaders to encourage their supporters to desist from violence so that Malawi the elctoral calender is not marred by violence.

Banda said her People’s Party is committed to improving lives of farmers by teaching them better farming methods and providing them modern agricultural equipment.

Joyce Banda’s Peoples Party launched the party’s campaign in the capital Lilongwe last week and she is currently in the eastern region selling the party and its parliamentary candidates.

She assured the nation that f her party is ushered in government it will continue the Farm Input Subsidy Programme and that she wants farmers to cultivate at least twice a year.

Banda also pledged to improve the health and education sectors.

Campaign period opened on March 20 and parties are busy wooing voters to align to their respective parties.

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