Chilima chides nepotism in Malawi government

Reinstated Malawian Vice President Salous Chilima has rebuked tribalism and nepotism apparent  in government  job recruitments and appointments  in the  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration, saying the vice is evil and a recipe for civil war in the country.

Chilima: We need to end this naked nepotism championed by DPP
Crowds of people at UTM rally in Lilongwe

Chilima spoke to a huge crowd that thronged Masintha ground in Lilongwe on Sunday to attend his first political rally for his UTM Party after victory at the Constitutional Court where he was first petitioner in the presidential election case that went in favour of the petitioners.

The UTM Party leader said he is concerned that tribalism and nepotism has become so entrenched in the country such that the country is heavily divided on tribe and regional lines.

“Tribilism has reached levels never experienced in the country before. Malawians are a peace loving and united people but others  today feel sidelined in activities of government. Civil strifes start because of carelessness of leaders and those in power,” said Chilima.

He accused the  DPP of practising  nepotism  with one appointment after another and pray that practise should stop  in a country whose tribe sensitivities simmers and can erupt with enough provocation.

Chilima also heaped praises on UTM lawyers and witnesses at the presidential eledtion petition case, saying their courage helped the country get justice from the courts.

He singled out UTM witness Mirriam Gwalidi and  Anthony Bendulo  who was witness for the second petitioner, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera,  for their courage and exposing systematic irregularities in the 2019 polls.

“Our witnesses gave the truth while witnesses from the other side (respondents)  presented lies as evidence. Others even sweated in court,” said Chilima in apparent reference to Chief Elections Officer for Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Sam Alfandika.

Chilima said UTM will maintain its 2019 manifesto in the fresh polls as it contained aspirations of majority of Malawians.

He then took time to highlight some of the main issues in the manifesto such as mega farms, three meals per day, one million jobs, cheap fertilizer and upkeep for the elderly.

Chilima announced that he will hold similar rallies in Mzuzu next week, then Njamba in Blantyre the other week as well as Zomba.

UTM launched its party at the same Masintha ground on 21 July, 2018.

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Kuki
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Kuki

Has Chilima looked at the courts and seen which region has the most people there? Can he start from there?

Backbencher
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Backbencher

The Northers are the ones who started and perfected this game. So bwana skc go to the North and preach them about this vice. They have conspired to burn every house of a person who is seen to be a DPP sympathizer, is that democracy? they want one party that suits the I taste? Civil war is caused by these stupid and careless undertakings. As long as we are in multiparty dispesantion, everyone has to be free to choose which party they want and not being intimidated as the Northers wants. No wonder Mtambo is being treated as a god… Read more »

vavlov
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vavlov

You are a very toxic person, it is obvious you hate northerners. The worst tribalists are Lowes this hatred will be dealt with.

drogba
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Vavlov, he doesnt hate northerners. it is time the northerners accept that they also have a problem. i stay in Mzuzu and i know what Backbencher is saying is true. Houses of those people who support DPP have been burned down mercilessly, icnluding vehicles. Obama Chiumia’s houses and cars in Mchengautuba, DPP Governor houses in Mzuzu, DPP offices in Masasa, and many more DPP supporters’ properties have been destroyed. all this is true. It is Harry Mkandawire who inspires these violent acts on DPP people. No one in Mzuzu or Karonga can even dare put on DPP T-shirt, he will… Read more »

Awa
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Awa

Zina kambu zina leku koma chilima anakoza

Northerner Federalism Supporter
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The best solution for Malawi is federalism because the Southerners are the ones who started the politics of regionalism, tribalism, and many other “ISMS”. They have decided that the Southern region should be the ruling class. I’m a strong advocate of FEDERALISM with rotational presidency among our three provinces. Each region must be allocated points according to its population. Southern region 35 points, Central region 30 points, and Northern region 25 points. In order for a political party to win the presidency it must have more than 50 points. Each region must have its own governor and the governorship must… Read more »

Thats Me
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Thats Me

Instead of campaigning in DPP stronghold (Lhomwe belt, Earstern region and Southern region in general) he is busy campaigning pa central region. Munthu umazinga nkhuku yoti unayika kale mu fridge? Your fight is against DPP and UTM should take the fight to Southern region osati pakati kapena kumpoto. Work-up Chilima and stop this nonsense.

English so hard
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English so hard

paja2 chizungu chimakuvutani kkkkkkk welenganiso akuti next its mzuzu and Njamba brantyre

Teacha
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Teacha

Had it been you know english as claimed you would not have wrote Blantyre with an r between b and a, so start checking you spellings first before pointing out errors and making claims

Kulembetsa
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Kulembetsa

Will only register to vote if there ia alliance. Tired of DPP. No alliance, am not voting. It will just be a waste of time.

Learn from mistakes. Alliance is safe.

Nebo
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Nebo

very true

Fake Petros
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Fake Petros

DPP 38% ija inali yojudulira, without tipex mbava izi cannot get even 30%.

Genta
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Genta

every human being has a right to change their views and be on the right track. The same with SKC. It has taken 5 years to finally speak out. about nepotism .DDP is worst regionalist administration. this will continue no matter who is the leader. Its just percentage of nepotism will differ. As a Malawian, I will take 40% than the 80% DDP is practising now..so the choice is which of the leaders alliances will give Malawi the 40% nepotism? Thats beeter bitter pill than what we have now..But Mtambo, SKC, Chakwera the courts can not guarantee not even 20%..… Read more »

Malawi belong to the citizens
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Nepotism is bad today and it will still bad in future.It divides the country.Malawi should be one country with all people having equal opportunities.We want leaders who can put Malawians first, working for Malawians not themselves.

M'mwaaaaaa
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M'mwaaaaaa

In short, DPP is not the answer……..!

Mapopa
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Mapopa

And also MCP is not the answer either. The architect of nepotism. Let’s try UTM.

Disgusted
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Disgusted

Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkka what a circus this has become, the DEAD parties have awoken. Malawi is screwed. This can only happen in southern Africa. Just last month these guys were fucked,,, the didn’t even have a meal to eat.

Pumbwa
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Pumbwa

The crowd was smaller than depicted. Chilima amazipopa.

Nganga
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Hahaha so the picture is lying or maybe you are speaking from another party point of view?

Puuwa
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Puuwa

What about nepotism in the judiciary. Why is the judiciary dominated by people from one region? Chilima can you explain this?

Nganga
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Judiciary is about you earning the place, you qualify and practice, so ngat other regions don’t have people competing then thats your own problem. You just cant put anyone as a judge just coming from other regions

Mapiko
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Mapiko

So which position is not earned @Nganga open your eyes, do u want to tell me that only pple from one region can be qualified for a certain post?

If the answer is yes, then why are we complaining of nepotism or tribalism? these vice comes when you employ someone not based on qualification but due to those two factors as such no institution is spared including the judiciary.

Bamusi
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Apa it depends Kuti umaphinzira chani kusukulu , ma degree awo so a fake Ngati a Ben Phiri

Myangwe
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Myangwe

Thus the only tribe that studied Law,in this case it is inorder,unless you recommend chisakamiles promotion to be a judge

nomad
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nomad

study n u bcome one of them

Sahara
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Sahara

Let’s have Dr Ben Phiri and Professor Gertrude Mutharika on the judiciary. Who else is an educated Lhomwe? Tell me the educational qualifications for Mulli, Mchacha and Dausi.