As the campaign for the July 2 fresh presidential election gathers momentum, running mates of the torch-bearers in the two alliances wooed voters at the weekend with promises of better life.
To the people of the Shire Valley, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-United Democratic Front (UDF) alliance running mate Atupele Muluzi promised infrastructural development, including a rail-road and bridges to facilitate movement of goods. He made the promises on Friday during a whistle-stop tour that took him to Nsanje West Constituency, Nsanje Boma, Ngabu, Bangula and Nchalo.
Yesterday Tonse Alliance running mate Saulos Chilima visited Ntchisi and Kasungu.
At Kasungu Community Centre ground, the climax of the whistle-stop tour, Vice-President Chilima promised Malawians that the reconciliation of their manifestos could see the price of fertiliser at less than K5 000.
In its manifesto, UTM promised that fertiliser would be sold at K4 495 per 50 kilogramme bag while MCP promised a universal subsidy.
The rally was also attended by, among others, Citizens for Transformation Movement (CFT) leader Timothy Mtambo.