Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spokesperson Brown Mpinganjira says the Tonse Alliance government has failed to live up to some of its promises.
He said this on Saturday at Ndomomo Primary School Ground during a political campaign rally for the party’s candidate Ernest Mwalughali ahead of the November 10 by-election in Karonga Central Constituency.
“The Tonse Alliance government is yet to give jobs to Malawians as it promised. Yet, the alliance has clocked 100 days in power,” said Mpinganjira.
On his part, DPP-vice president (North) Goodall Gondwe said Mwalughali was visionary.
“After interacting with him, I realise he will help the people of Karonga Central in a number of ways,” he said.
But in a separate interview, government spokesperson Gospel Kazako dismissed Mpinganjira’s claims, saying they are focusing on rebuilding the country.
“We are moving forward and we have nothing to do with detractors,” he said.
Mzuzu-based political commentator George Phiri said DPP should differentiate between rhetoric politics and reality as they failed to accomplish a number of projects in the country.
“Realistically, it is not possible to create one million jobs in just four months.
“Let us give the Tonse Alliance government time to turn around the country’s fortunes,” he said.
Meanwhile, Malawi Congress Party (MCP), UTM Party, Mbakuwaku Movement for Development (MMD) and an independent candidate are also busy campaigning in the constituency.
Last week, Minister of Homeland Security Richard Chimwendo Banda drummed up support for MCP candidate Leonard Mwalwanda at Chinsogholo Primary School Ground while UTM Party vice-president Michael Usi campaigned for Frank Mwenifumbo at the same venue the previous week.
Independent candidate Florence Shackie Nthakomwa and MMD candidate Nellie Sichali have also hit the campaign trail.