Chilima attending Africa-Israel Dialogue in Nigeria organised by Obasanjo-led Brenthurst Foundation

Vice-President Saulos Chilima is in Nigeria where he is attending the second Africa-Israel Dialogue organised by the Brenthurst Foundation which has board members with a wealth of leadership skills along with unparalleled knowledge of political and economic policy in Africa.

Igwe! Earlier before he left for Nigeria, Chilima and wife had attended a wedding in Lilongwe clad in western African attire
Chilima bids farewell towife Mary at KIA

Chilima boarding the plane carrying his bags

The Vice-President, who is also leading the newly formed United Transformation Movement (UTM) that is promoting his ticket in the presidential race in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections, departed the country on Saturday through Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) aboard commercial flight with a delegation of four people.

The trip is self-funded and not on tax payers money.

The theme of the dialogue is Agriculture and Technology for Development and has drawn participation of international experts and leaders.

The Malawian Vice President’s participation is at the invitation of Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria, who is board chair of the Brenthurst Foundation.

The Brenthurst Foundation supports Initiative in seeking ways to fund African development and to organize conferences on African competitiveness.

In a statement dated October 27 2018 signed by special assistant to the Vice-President on economic affairs Milward Tobias, Chilima is scheduled to return home on October 31 through KIA.

The Vice-President broke ranks with the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on June 6 this year and declared he will challenge President Peter Mutharika in the presidential race in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

Chilima—whom President Peter Mutharika picked as running mate in January 2014 where he served as Airtel Malawi managing director—had a visibly rosy relationship with the establishment until his declaration and the President subsequently stripped him of his Cabinet portfolio of Minister Responsible for Disaster Management Affairs and in-charge of National Public Events.

Since his declaration, Chilima has been sidelined from official engagements, including seeing off and welcoming the President, stirring debate among legal scholars on the position and status of the Vice-President.

Section 80 (3) of the Constitution provides that the Vice-President shall be elected concurrently with the President and the name of a candidate for the Vice-President shall appear on the same ballot paper as that of the presidential candidate who nominated him/her.

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oMachemba
oMachemba
2 years ago

Why is Chilima wasting his time on this trip, much like his latest to the UK?
Shouldn’t his priority be at home developing credible grass root support for himself and his bus company UTM? Seeking fame in foreign lands … and pretending to represent Malawi? Meanwhile, the little support he seemed to have cultivated is rapidly wilting under the October heat. Koma abale inu eh?
West African attire (dashiki etc) ndi ka ndevu/masharubu kakang’ono will not suddenly thrust wisdom in this guy.
Apparently, Akuchepa still.

Simunye boy
Simunye boy
2 years ago

Mukuti alibe ndalama zochititsila misonkhano mukuti zatha koma taonani mitunda akuyendayo abale munthu ndiyemwe watumidwa kuti adzagwile ntchito ndi mnzika za ku Malawi osati okhawo ali ndi maudindo ayi paja chaka chino ndichomaliza mundale zofuna kupezamo cholowa.

Simunye boy
Simunye boy
2 years ago

Look at distance wayendayo ndiye iwe nkumati ndalama
zamuthela he is using his money . Iwe nkutheka kutinso ndalama yomwe wagulira ma data wachita kukongola kuti unyoze

Manyaka
2 years ago

APM is indeed a true democrat. If it were in other countries, chilima wouldn’t be allowed to leave the country given the level of his arogance.

APM is indeed the winer.

GANDI FALLS
GANDI FALLS
2 years ago
Reply to  Manyaka

He has sponsered himself you f…

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
2 years ago

Bwana Chilima katengeni nzeru za ulimi wa mthirira nyanja madzi amangodutsa mdziko munowa.

Duli
Duli
2 years ago
Reply to  Kanyimbi

Umbulitu uwu Bwana Kanyimbi. Simukudziwa kuti madzi munyanja ya Malawi ndi muShire aluuphwelera?

kazenje
2 years ago

i just hope it will have an impact on malawi as u said u have no imfluencce on government policies

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago
Reply to  kazenje

Thank God its not APM attending this, he’s asleep at the wheel and has zero control of government policy.

kazenje
2 years ago

it is good have an ambition.

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

Continue doing us proud bwana Vice President, country needs people like you.

Rere
Rere
2 years ago

Fundraising for UTM – thumba la ndalama layamba kuphwatu. Mpaka kwa Obasanjo- an idiot who keeps destroying Nigeria.

psyuta
psyuta
2 years ago

That is his personal errand, not Malawi, let alone Government.

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