Your Excellency, President of the Malawi Congress Party, The Right Honorable Dr Lazarus Chakwera and Mrs Chakwera,
Honorable Members of Parliament, aspirants and the MCP National Executive Committee,
All members of the MCP that have travelled from near and far,
Friends of MCP,
Distinguished ladies gentlemen.
It is my singular honor to address such a distinguished and wonderful audience in my capacity as Chairperson of the organizing committee of this glamorous dinner and dance fund raiser for the Malawi Congress Party.
The theme of this fundraiser is simply titled *“Love for MCP”*.
Although simple, the theme has a very serious message to it.
About three year ago, My husband and I decided to embark on a journey. A journey to join the Malawi Congress Party in its endeavour to bring real and meaningful change to Malawi. We decided to join the Malawi Congress Party because we noticed that its leader is a God fearing man who was clear about his mission to change and transform the lives of ordinary Malawians.
The one thing that we also noticed was the fact that the Malawi Congress Party is colour blind…. that the MCP welcomes people from all walks of life regardless of colour, religion, creed, tribe or ethnicity.
During the period that we have worked with members of the MCP from its top brass to people at branch level we have made numerous friends.
There is unity, love , discpline and obedience as instilled in us by Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda. Father and founder of the Malawi nation.
I would therefore like to appeal to well meaning members to continue this spirit of love of the MCP. Let us seize the moment and this great opportunity that God has given us to change Malawi.
I believe God has given us various gifts and talents.I have the energy, drive and the zeal to do what I have to do get things done but I know there are many people out there with the same energy and passion. My appeal to you all is let us bring all our talents and positive energy to bring change to Malawi..let us bring the real meaningful change this country needs. In 1994 we fought for change and twenty five years later I believe Malawians have decided that they need meaningful change. In order to achieve that it will require teamwork. I will work diligently with my friends and family for that change. I believe we can do this and we can do it well.
This is not about individuals it is about 17 million people that deserve better…they deserve a better life our children and our childrens children deserve a better life.
I believe we are at the brink of change and together we can achieve our goals and objectives.
Your Excellency, distinguished ladies and gentlemen it is now my privilege to propose a vote of thanks for this occasion:
Before proceeding I thank God Almighty for blessing us so abundantly
I would like to thank Your Excllency and Mrs Chakwera for taking time out of your busy schedule to grace us with your presence this evening
To all our donors who graciously contributed without any hesitation whatsoever thank you for your generosity.
Your Excellency you will be amazed at how many people have demonstrated their love for MCP by donating by in cash and in kind even under the difficult economic conditions the country is currently experiencing.
Your Excellency, an event of this nature cannot happen overnight. The wheels started rolling weeks ago. It requires planning and an eagle eye for details. I have been fortunate enough to be backed by a small but very dedicated and motivated team who all share my love for MCP. To my amazing team a big and heartfelt THANK YOU!
Your Excellency ladies and gentlemen I would like to present my organizing committee……
To all our support staff, thank you. Without you, this function would not be possible to hold.
To my dear friends and family who are always ever so ready to assist. Thank you. I love you so much
Last but not least, I would like to say thank you to my loving husband Sidik for believing in me and allowing me to embark on this great journey.
At this time I would like to ask each one of you to just take a moment and stand up and hug the person next to you…tell them…I love you, I wish you well and I wish you peace.
On that note …..Your Excellency, distinguished guests I beg you to please enjoy the entertainment and mouth watering dinner prepared for you.
Your Excellency, ladies and gentlemen you have been a wonderful and attentive audience. Thank you and God Bless you all.
I am now honored to invite our guest of honor Your Excellency, The Right honourable Dr Lazarous Chakwera President of the Malawi Congress Party to address us!