President of Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) Reverend Patrick Makondetsa says Malawians should vote for leaders that have a vision to develop the country.
Addressing the congregation at PIM Headquarters in Mbombwe to commemorate Chilembwe Day in Chiradzulu yesterday, Makondetsa said the country needs leaders who can ensure that hospitals have enough drugs and who can develop infrastructure such as roads.
He also said the country needs leaders who can fight poverty and hunger in villages.
In her remarks, President Joyce Banda described John Chilembwe as a man who had a vision, believed in justice and of action.
“Chilembwe was inspirational and believed in the social and political development of the country. Even during the darkest time, he fought for our freedom,” she said.
The President noted that Chilembwe was educated and could have chosen to live a comfortable life, but he left everything behind to fight for Malawi’s freedom.
The commemoration brought together a number of politicians such as Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Mark Katsonga of People’s Progressive Movement (PPM) and Friday Jumbe of New Labour Party, among others.
Also present at the commemoration were Gwanda Chakuamba and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Henry Mussa.