President Arthur Peter Mutharika on Friday conducted a mass rally at Nchalo in Chikwawa where he among other things warned Malawians on aiding or harboring people who practice ritual killings of albinos and those who take the law into their own hands by meting out mob justice on accused persons.
The visibly disappointed leader called a spade by its name when he labelled these ritual killers as foolish. “It is foolishness to take advice from a traditional doctor who lives in poverty on how to accumulate wealth. Why do people fail to see the manipulation here?
This behaviour must stop forthwith and those who get caught will meet the strong hand of our security apparatus,” he warned. In that vein the President promised Malawians of enhanced security noting that his government has given Malawi Police Service 150 vehicles to be used for visibility and rapid response purposes across the country.
On the economy, President Mutharika promised Malawians on stabilization of the economy that will in the short term bear fruits in terms of job creation and food security.
He disclosed that government will shortly unveil an agriculture policy which will make the sector a core component in economic development.