Vice President Saulos Chilima has arrived back in the country from a private visit in the United States of America (USA).
Chilima who is also President of UTM party, landed through Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe Thursday evening and was welcomed by his UTM officials and family and friends.
He looked jovial as he greeted and cracked jokes with officials before being led to his convoy for his Area 12 Residence.
Chilima left the country on 14 January for USA private visit where among other things he met Malawians living in the USA .
He will face a myriad of political problems on his office table including political violence targeted at the followers of UTM.
Whilst in the US, ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) thugs have been beating up and harassing the followers of the UTM, Chilima’s political party.
In the limelight is Veronica Katanga, a 32-year-old woman from Mangochi who on Sunday was stripped naked by the DPP thugs at M’baluku in Mangochi.
Other party eastern region officials were also forced to take off their UTM branded t-shirts and other materials as the thugs said Mangochi was a no go area for the party.
UTM publicist Joseph Chidanti Malunga said: “The party missed him, Malawians missed him.”
Among others, he granted the Voice of America an interview in which he said the only to end the bad blood between the president and vice president in the country was to change the Republican constitution so as to give the office of the veep a prescribed job.