Chilima meets British peers, Scottish MPs on Malawi situation: Lord McConnell hails SKC for ‘strong analysis’

Vice-President Saulos Chilima who is in the United Kingdom (UK) on Monday some   members of the House of Lords and Scottish Members of Parliament in London where he discussed the  Malawi situation on  corruption, agriculture economy, energy,  capacity and trade.

Chilima speaking to some mebrs of the House of the Lords in London

Chilima with the members of Scotland Malawi Partnership after briefing them on the Malawi situation

Lord Jack McConnell tweeted after the meeting that  Chilima gave a “very strong analysis of current development in Malawi.”

McConnell, a former  First Minister of Scotland who is a life peer in Britain’s House of Lords,  hailed Chilima on his  “strong analysis” which included the discussion on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goald  (SDGs) among others.

Scotland Malawi Partnership also took to Twitter a post:  “Delighted to be with His Excellency the Vice President of Malawi, discussing national economic, social and political priorities with Scottish MPs and Peers.”

Nyasa Times understands that Chilima, 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, briefed the peers that he wants to reboot the administration in Malawi from corrupt, nepotistic, regionalistic and master leadership to ethical, inclusive and servant leadership.

The meeting heard that 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,  wants to rescue Malawi from potential extinction.

Chilima told the peers that he values accountability and will enhance it by putting a robust system of accountability.

He promised  to root out corruption and build strong foundation for sustainable and equitable development.

Mzuzu-based political analyst Emily Mkamanga argued in a published article lack of political will has promoted corruption in the country.

“It cannot stop, instead government even gives better jobs or lucrative contracts to corruption suspects. If the suspects would be taken to book, and be punished accordingly, all the would-be corrupt people would stop the practice.

“This is not done probably because most of the corruption takes place within the corridors of power and people benefit a lot from public resources. Sometimes, Malawians are hoodwinked to believe that government is doing something to control corruption.

“For example, some suspects who are said to have stolen millions of kwacha are given minor charges such as abuse of office which can hardly be proved and the man walks scot free only to go back to his corruption business.  As if setting him free is not bad enough to tax payers he sues government for wrongful charge from which he is paid large sums of money.  There is no will from government to stop such a vicious cycle,” she wrote.

Mkamnanga pointed out that  corruption is the main reason that stop foreign investors from coming to Malawi and invest. She said thefew who have braved corruption might have ceaselessly paid large sums of money, dubiously, at every stage of setting up their businesses. This results in poor quality of business and Malawians suffer in the end.

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Tariq
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Tariq

This is the part about Malawian politics I don’t understand. Going to Europe to white people to pray to them about our situation. I hate mutharika but I am totally against leveraging colonialist linkages to “save” Malawi. This white savior bullshit has to stop. We will resist mutharika internally and overthrow him without these people who are killing Yemeni people for money and shielding a rogue backward serpent in Saudi Arabia over and above most basic rights for women. They are hypocrites and use human rights as a pretext for imperialism. Fuck them all. And fuck you chilima.

BigMan
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BigMan

Try and live in reality. Any leader has to meet and network with other influential leaders on the world stage. Thats how you counter negative propaganda circulated by your opponents by personally sharing your vision. Why should Chilima just sit in area 12 when the world wants to see him?

Even the Muslim brotherhood does the same. And in this country we dont overthrow our leaders, we vote them out. We dont want to end up like Libya, Sudan,Yemen etc…

ndele
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ndele

tiyni timusiye cilima. . kodi ma speech apelkedwa kangapo kangapo casinthanji mu ziko muno. joice wayenda wayendaso, pitala ndi uyu. musiyeni saulos.

mediaz
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mediaz

Nico idatani?

Lilian Kaunda
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Lilian Kaunda

These Britons are hypocrites . how can they entertain a traitor. and a terrorist. The dude did not seek leave of Malawi government and entertaining is like entertaining a rebel leader. will the british be happy if Malawi would host rebel leaders from northern island

BigMan
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BigMan

Munva kupweteka, simunati.

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

BigMan, I can feel the pain. From the picture SKC is surrounded by achievers, and he wants to be inspired into doing something great. Innovation does not happen in a vacuum. If he does not stand on other people’s shoulders he will not be able to see far and, therefore, will not achieve much.

Phams
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Phams

Amve kupweteka ndindani?

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

The words “a traitor” and “a terrorist” have been used incorrectly. One who differs with someone’s opinions cannot be called “a traitor” or “a terrorist”. Neither can someone be called “a rebel leader”. Some of those words are appropriate when referring to a person who has opted out of the government with a view to topple it through an insurrection. For your information there are no rebel leaders in Northern Ireland now. The IRA disbanded and opted for peace. Even if they existed, they would not stomach the idea of staying in Malawi. To do what?

pumbwa
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pumbwa

DPP ilindi ndalama zambiri koma ndizokuba basi corruption ma bwana alimumipando osampunzila ena ndinuyo ma cadet getting paid pa zintu zazii exploiting tax payer money , 2019 you will booted out with all these tacts

pumbwa
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pumbwa

ma cadet you have nothing to argue of chilima your being hired to chritizise the vice president yemwe akufunila amalawi zabwino fight corruption mukupasidwa ndalama pazintu zazii ngatizimenezi Ku damager muntu at the end you get paid

Mpunga
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Mpunga

This man Chilima is a joke. He is being used by Carrista to fight a family battle between her and her in-law for whatever reasons. And so too the other lady who was blocked from travelling to USA. All what she mentioned to Brian Banda was that APM is not a good leader because she did not pay for her school fees. Chilima is being used by Kaliati because she lost the position of secretary Genera of DPP. He is being used my Kambala1 because he wants to win all contracts in Malawi and become a construction giant in the… Read more »

BigMan
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BigMan

And who is using you?

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

Agreed.
Now, over there, there, in the UK, Chilima is free to indulge in the bottle all he wants … to the max. And, he continues to lose focus: he hasn’t learned much about political leadership over the past four years.
Is he real? Does he really think, in six months, he can organize a start-up Party and win, when it takes years even in the developed world?
Delusional no less. Ndipo Akuchepa!

Ambele Kwacheni Banda
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Ambele Kwacheni Banda

From the comments one can see that Chilima wadinya, akumva naye pain. Musiyeni achite zake enanu nanunso pitani kwanu ku ulendo khaya kuti ee

Mjomba
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Mjomba

Izi ndiye za Joice Banda zija izi. Azungu akuti azungu andiuza.

cent
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Vuto landale pamalawi mumathamangila kusumilana instead of kulankhulana ndikuzana nokhanokha before third party, what is more interesting to betray ur country by saying that it is too corrupted? Sometimes ndale zimayambanitsa we are not here kumakanganga because we are the concercened citizens or the victims. what is need for those who want presidential position is to find ways and strategies on how they can develop this country and end devaluation, then convince the white guys so that they should buy our idea. azungu amangofuna tiziyambana kumakangana tokhatokha, osamatukuka then iwo ndipomwe amakondwa coz safuna munthu wakuda azitukuka interms of development… Read more »

mediaz
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mediaz

Mwati Nick idatani?,,,..kkkkkkkk

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