‘Chilima-conomics’: SCK illuminates 1 million jobs plan as Kaliati slates Mutharika on ‘tonne of bricks’ threat

Barely days after President Peter Mutharika cast doubt on some of the promises by United Transformation Movement (UTM), Vice President Saulos Chilima on Sunday took time to give hints of his vision  on how he will go about creating one million jobs if elected President of this country in the May 2019 Tripartite Elections.

UTM Secretary General Patrica Kaliati giving greetings at the rally

Addressing a rally to mark the Estern Region launch of his UTM  at St Augustine 3  Primary School Ground in Mangochi, Chilima wondered how a leader worth his salt could fail to see the vast job creation opportunities existing in the country.

“Some people are against the idea of creating one million jobs because they want Malawians to remain poor and continue hero-worshiping them.

“Who said Mangochi cannot have a fish processing factory to process fish for exportation. Who said Mangochi and other lake districts cannot have boat making factories to enable our fishermen use locally made boats. Who said (Malawi), cannot have juice processing factories, when fruits like mangoes are everywhere?

“These are the factories that will create some of the jobs we are talking about,” said Chilima before a huge crowd.

The Vice President said UTM’s mission is to make a city like Durban and Cape Town in South Africa, which both lay adjacent to the sea.

As to where he would get the money for establishing the factories, Chilima said some of the money is the one, which people are voluntarily paying back after duping tax payers.

“The money, which is realized from taxes and given by bilateral partners is enough to steer meaning development and transform the country but the problem is that most of these funds end in people’s pockets. There is rampant corruption in government, which is retarding development.

“That’s why we are saying when we get into government on May 22, 2018, we will engage into Operation Chotsa Mbava,” said Chilima, displaying a catapult for targeting thieves he termed  apumbwa.

He said he would force the thieves to remit the money being deposited into foreign banks.

Chilima said the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) should stop calling UTM as liers for their vision for Malawi.

“You don’t know our plans. Don’t waste your time talking about  us; mind your own business and we will also mind ours,” he said.

He accused the DPP of failing to fulfill what they pledged to Malawians, saying they are the real liars.

“They promised to construct 10 000 houses and an international airport here in Mangochi. Did they honour these pledges? Who is a liar now?”

Speaking earlier during the rally UTM secretary general Patricia Kaliati commented   briefly  on the threats by President Peter Mutharika.

Mutharika last week warned UTM gurus against attacking him, threatening to invoke Section 4 of the Protected Flag, Emblems and Names Act against his critics.

“I want to warn [Vice-President Saulos] Chilima, [Noel] Masangwi, [Patricia] Kaliati and Callista Chapola [Mutharika. I want to warn you, don’t push me around. You better stop what you are doing.

“There are laws in this country about describing a President. If they don’t stop, I am going to drap on you like a tonnes of bricks, and I mean it… I am tired of this nonsense,” said Mutharika in Mzuzu.

But Kaliati said the President should rather use the bricks to construct an airport that has  long been on the cards in the lakeshore district.

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#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Y design, politicians are all liars except a few of them who ordinarily don’t survive in the game because they tend to tell the truth. Nature of politics does not lend itself to self sacrifice without looking at self grand prize. Politicians spend a lot of money for a successful campaign and they certainly need to get their return on investment by abusing their positions once elected. At the end of the day, it’s the lecetrorate that get a raw deal. Chilima is talking about DPP failures in the last 4 years and yet he was and is still is… Read more »

Napoleone
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Napoleone

Indeed this man called Chilima is a liar I have never seen or heard. How can he disassociate himself from the government he is the Vice President , to say that DPP promised International airport and hotel, when he was part of it. Is this person to be trusted? On my God, this is likened to Judas Escariot who betrayed Jesus the Saviour, the very son of God. We all know that the hotel the people of Mangochi rejected it when Mota wanted to build it. Those who trust him , feel sorry with them.

Samuel
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Samuel

KKKKKKKKKKKmwabisala mbatata msana ulipoyera simunati. Ukanama sikuchedwa kucha. Read between the lines. I have the tapes. Pamasintha saulo wanuyo adati zimene UTM idzachite chaka choyamba 1. CREATING 1 MILLION JOBS FOR YOUTH. Kkkkkkkkkkk Lero masapota mukuti sadanene. Pepani. Mwambi walero ndi uwu: MTCHUNO MWA MWANA SIMUFA NKHUKU.

Lilian Kaunda
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Lilian Kaunda

What Chilima said was farfetched dreams and only lay men can support what he said at the rally.

Ndangodutsamo
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Ndangodutsamo

Government is not an employer. It can only create a conducive environment for businesses to prosper. Creating a million jobs needs consumers first. We need to create a demand for goods which is a tall order. We can build all the factories in the world but at the end of the day the question is how profitable are they going to be. An example is to take our locally produced goods and compare the quality and price with similar goods from neighboring countries. We are talking as if we dont have factories producing stuff. We make biscuits locally, chips, Jams,… Read more »

Kholowa
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Kholowa

K145 million alone can create about 50 job’s so the balance is 9999950, apumbwa you are too old keep dreaming. Iweyo peter mbava mkulu wako ujanso anali mbavanso. Nonse balanja lanu munagobadwa mbava zokha zokha basi. Ukanakhala wina ukaphunzilapo mkutukula zipatazi.mkulu wako uja despite enjoying k40 million plus ya medical ndi uja munamubweletsa ku central kwa anthu ovutikafenso kuzatisokoneza!

LIPHAVA NAMANDWA NGOLONGOLIWA
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LIPHAVA NAMANDWA NGOLONGOLIWA

Aaaah Kholowa! Khala ndi ulemu. Wati amakusokonezani kuchipatala kumenekuja?

Kkkk. Ndaseka kwabasi.

Biggy
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Biggy

Afanawa dyera lakula. Anawamana u President ku DPP pano akukakamila u VP Koma ali ku opposition

Fred MWATHNGERE
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Fred MWATHNGERE

Without commenting on the positing, may I ask the admin. of this page to remove the serpents from these pages, please?

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

Chilima lying more than aChair! Muluzi did not mean that kind of kuchenjera pa tauni.

LC Banda
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LC Banda

At least this man has an idea of wjhat he will do to create jobs. It may not be in one year but within his term he will do something. I think there is no crime in that

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