Friday, August 28, 2009

Ministers told ‘no more double dealings’

Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika signing a visitors book at MIM on Thursday where he opened the one day orientation workshop for Ministers. Pic by Malawi Digest.

By Emmanuel Sobilika

They were invited to Malawi Institute of Management in the administrative capital Lilongwe to have an orientation on their jobs, there, the State President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika, took time to empty his chest.

On his speech on Thursday, the fired up Ngwazi Dr Mutharika said Malawians expected nothing but development for the next 5 years.

The State President said that he was not prepared to have in his cabinet ministers who would be double crossing the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for other political parties.

“I am not prepared to have ministers who have one foot in this government and another elsewhere,” warned the State President who did not mention any names of the suspected betrayers.

He further advised the ministers to remain loyal to the ruling party and his government.

“I need loyalty and nothing else, no more double dealing this time around, it’s not going to work,” he said.

The State President said that the DPP’s landslide victory in May this year showed that Malawians had confidence and hope in their government.

He appealed to the cabinet ministers to repay back Malawian voters with development works.

“We need to reciprocate what the people of Malawi did to us and the only way to thank them is through development,” he said.

The Malawian leader also condemned acts by some cabinet ministers who have already started working in preparation for the 2014 general elections.

“I am disappointed that some people have already started repositioning themselves in preparation for the 2014 general elections,” he said.

The President said that this was wrong because time for developing this country is being wasted.

“It is not wrong to strategically start repositioning yourself for the 2014 general elections however be reminded that we are only a few months into the first one year of the 5 years,” said the Ngwazi.

President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika was re-elected into office in May this year together with his Democratic Progressive Party.

Both the President and the ruling party emerged from the elections with a landslide victory-Malawi Digest.

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