OUR COLLECTIVE VISION
Our collective vision is our country transformed from being a predominantly importing and consuming country to a predominantly producing and exporting country; and a food self-sufficient country where hunger is eliminated, and our agricultural primary commodities, other raw materials and minerals transformed, in the process creating jobs and new wealth for our people.
Our mission is to facilitate the instilling of self-confidence and sense of socio-economic independence of Malawians, by creating a conducive environment for hard work, creating more sustainable jobs, redistributing incomes and increasing the supply of quality goods and services for the domestic and international markets.
We continue to pursue and find relevance in the pledge we made in 2009. We shall provide sound political and economic leadership and work with all Malawians, including those in the opposition, in a spirit of political tolerance, understanding and reconciliation, thereby consolidating peace, harmony, security and stability as the basis for prosperity of our country. Most fundamental of all, we pledge to walk the talk and turn our development promises into real benefits for the people. Further, we pledge to work for all Malawians regardless of tribe, race, color, religion or creed, political belief or affiliation, so that together we can build the kind of Malawi we want for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren.
PRINCIPLES AND GUIDELINES
The DPP principles and guidelines are as follows:
- All Malawi citizens living in the country and abroad will work together and freely participate in elections and strengthening our new democracy. No Malawi citizen should be excluded from voting because he is not resident in the country.
- Democracy involves the evolution of common principles, understanding, hopes, expectations and aspirations based on respect of our traditions, customs, and culture.
- Politicians will have no right to divide, scare, intimidate, exploit or cheat, or deceive the people who have elected them.
- No person in Malawi should ever believe that Malawi is his/her personal property. Malawi belongs to all Malawians.
- No leader should manipulate the law or the Constitution in order to stay in power beyond the period stipulated in the Constitution.
- No person in Malawi will be denied basic rights, civil liberties and the rule of law.
- There shall be political tolerance and understanding and democracy will not imply tribalism, ethnic superiority and/or regional hegemony.
- Terrorism in all its forms shall be stamped out of the political and economic system in Malawi, and DPP Government shall comply and cooperate with relevant international bodies in clamping down acts of terror.
- The Malawi Constitution will serve as the basis of our political, economic and social transformation.