Battle for Malawi’s future takes center stage at UTM convention

Thousands of delegates have descended on Bingu International Conference Centre of Lilongwe this Monday, facing a crucial decision on what direction Malawi will take after May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections with  Vice President Saulos Chilima and his UTM party set to unpack their vision for Malawi.

Chilima: UTM on the move

The delegates will vote on the top leadership of UTM and Chilima has expressed confidence that the vote should effectively determine who the country’s next leader will be.

Chilima has been holding rallies in the central region districts of Ntchisi and Dowa over the weekend ahead of the convention and reiterated his stance against corruption saying he will not shield anyone when UTM takes over government next year.

The second citizen said UTM is serious and will field candidates in all positions including ward councilors and members of Parliamentin 2019 tripartite elections.

“We are the winning team and don’t waste your vote toothers, believe it. Pa chichewa pali mwambi; amene wawona chiphyera pasana panzache ndiamene umasambanaye limodzi kumtsinje. I know DPP more than anyone especially because I was its member. Therefore when I say we are the winning team don’t doubt,” said Chilima.

Adding: “We shall announce issues of transport in January next year before elections. I don’t want any delays. We shall book the buses in advance so that people who want to attend should be aware of. On 23 May, 2019 is where the sworn in ceremony will be held and soon after we shall start work, no more delays.”

On UTM plans for the country, he reiterated that it will create 1 million jobs within a year as well as improve the nation’s education and health systems.

Speaking earlier during the rally UTM secretary general Patricia Kaliati said she was delighted with the high turnout saying it shows people’s trust for Chilima.

Chilima initially launched UTM at Masintha Ground in Lilongwe last week on Saturday following a sour relationship with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which forced him to resign from the party.

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Namaseko
Namaseko
1 year ago

Chomwe Mulungu wa lemba palibe angachotse, ,N ZOTHEKA!!!!!!!,,,,,,,,,, ZATHEKA!

Tiwone zina
Tiwone zina
1 year ago

Nanga Aja amalumbwalumbwa kuti UTM siyikwanitsa , alibe ma structures, they don’t have time , ……….what do you have to say now. …….NZOTHEKA!

Tiwone zina
Tiwone zina
1 year ago

NZOTHEKA!!!! ….it is possible,…….YES WE CAN

mediaz
mediaz
1 year ago

Iwe wumafuna MCP yikhale utm?Utm ndi DPP b palibe ndinu amodzi.Kuvotera chidakwa ndiye kuti iwenso ukhala ngati ozelezeka,,,,,kkkk..MCP motoooooo!!!

Emarire vava
Emarire vava
1 year ago

Mwana wavuta uyu mayo. 4 months waponda every district in Malawi! Mungatokotenso kuti mmidzi sakumudziwa?

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
1 year ago

Ukakhala ndi wako kumphika umaledzera ndi olawa, ife go konko ku UTM popedza wathu ali kumphika not kumbabva.

Tizanka
Tizanka
1 year ago

Kodi tiziti basi DPP ilibe supporters basi? Malawi future as in Chilima future president? Samalani DPP is still strong and tikumamva mukamatitukana we still got votes mmatumbamu, ziyankhulani mopusa choncho

Kalulu Wadwala
Kalulu Wadwala
1 year ago

Haters shame on you. The bravest young Malawian inu muli phwiii ndi kachizungu koloweza. Let’s give credit where it is due. Anyamata azilimba mtima. 54 years of independence kumangozikanda. Here is a revolutionalist. A true son of malawi.

Austin
1 year ago

The thing is i can’t waste my vote to a 79 years leader .am not blind…we need someone who is active in the office like in the name of Chilima. This old man watikwana za ziiii

Mr
Mr
1 year ago

Malawi is moving towards a good direction, I can see.
Since the coming in of Chilima there’s some sobriety. Even DPP itself has been challenged to do sth right. Thanks to Mr Chilima.
Look at duo citizenship and fuel reduction issues? DPP has also learnt to speak issue based pplitics. It was unheard of before Chilima.
Something positive is here

Mbwiyembwiye
Mbwiyembwiye
1 year ago
Reply to  Mr

Lets keep on dreaming! Our Nelson Tchamisa of 2019 mufune musafune! Look back in Malawi political history! They tried it! How did they fare? Matama adzatipha ndiiiiiithu!

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