United Democratic Front (UDF) presidential candidate Atupele Muluzi has promised to build a mausoleum for one of Malawi’s freedom fighters Chakufwa Tom Chihana if he wins the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.
Speaking at the rally in Mzuzu on Sunday, he said it was sad that the place the Malawi hero is resting is a bush.
He said his administration would by all means remember to respect Chihana for being instrumental in securing the democracy the country is enjoying today.
“We cannot forget our heroes who fought for the country to attain
Muluzi (R) with his running mate Frank Mwenifumbo after presenting nominationsthe democracy we are enjoying today.
“I will construct a mausoleum for the departed hero within the first years of my leadership,” he said.
Commenting on Muluzi’s pledge, University of Livingstonia political scientist George Phiri said he is not surprised to hear such promises, considering that it is campaign period.
In July 2018, President Peter Mutharika also announced similar plans at Bolero Trading Centre in Rumphi during a groundbreaking ceremony for Rumphi-Nyika-Chitipa Road.
Chihana, one of the people who fought for multiparty democracy under the banner of Alliance for Democracy (Aford), died on June 12 2006.