United Democratic Front (UDF) presidential candidate, Atupele Muluzi, has declared that his administration will abolish the irregularity-infested Farm Input Subsidy Programme (Fisp) if the party is voted into office during theMay 20 Tripartite Elections.
Muluzi made the remarks on Tuesday during whistle-stop tours in Ntcheu and Dedza districts. He was on his way to the North where he is also expected to hold a series of whistle-stop tours.
The UDF torchbearer observed that despite draining billions of taxpayers’ money, Fisp has failed to inspire food security among Malawians.
“Instead, the programme has only managed to create enmity among the people over the administration and distribution of coupons. My government is determined to abolish this system and replace it with universal subsidy,” said Muluzi.
He disclosed that, within a few months after assuming the leadership of this country, his administration will emphasise fiscal discipline, entrepreneurship and agriculture to resurrect the ailing economy.
“UDF government will make sure the public purse is being utilised to improve the quality of life for poor Malawians, not to benefit a few individuals that are close to the echelons of power. Our party has a clear policy on how we’re going to achieve what we’re promising you,” said Muluzi, adding the party will unveil its manifesto in three weeks.