Chilima movement UTM cheers patients in Karonga public hospitals

Officials under the banner of  United Transformational Movement (UTM), a political grouping lobbying for the candidacy of vice-president Saulos Chilima in the 2019 Tripartite  in Chilumba, Karonga district on Thursday cheered admitted patients in all public hospitals in the area  and donated assorted items.

Patients at Chilumba received assorted items from Chilima Movement (UTM) members

Led by Thomas Putaputa Mhango who is the UTM Karonga south constituency chairperson, the donation was aimed at bailing out some of the problems the patients face in the medical  facilities.

Speaking to the beneficiaries before handing over the items which include; sugar, bread, salt, milk, laundry soap and K1000 cash  to each patient, Mhango said the donation was directly funded by James Makhumbo Mapunda who is the movement’s shadow MP in the area.

According to Mhango, the movement is ready to win the constituency and change its face.

“You know many politicians focus on funerals especially when it comes to assisting the community however our shadow MP thought it wise to assist patients as one way of saving their lives,” said Mhango.

Adding  “this is just the begging. But the constituents should expect more from Mapunda such as paying school fees to the needy among others.”

The patients commended Mapunda for the donation saying he has become the first to do that.

Mirriam Harawa one of the patients received the donation said “it is unusual for politicians to do what Mapunda has done today. And we therefore wish him all the best.”

Health officials in all reached hospital which include Chilumba rural hospital, St. Anne’s, Sangilo and Lwezga said the donation has come at right time as some patients are failing to access them due to financial problem.

Mapunda will be challenging Pastor Malani Mtonga who won the seat on People’s Party (PP) ticket but defected to ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

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Angoni apaphata
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Angoni apaphata

Dpp TEam c

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

UTM please transform from politics of handouts but empowerment. It is this politics of handouts thereby creating a welfare state that’s killing Africa. Think differently and then the electrorate will embrace you.

kaka ni dada
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kaka ni dada

Chakwera waiphula kale game iyi yotchedwa politics, agogo ndi ma baby awa akusowa zokamba ndi zochita ndithu.

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Much as Chilima’s UTM may gain support in urban areas it is doubtful if a man from Lobi (Dedza) or Migowi (Mulanje) would be swayed by the movement.

KILINDABWITE
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KILINDABWITE

The people of Chilumba lost in the first place. Makhumbo is a man who could really help them but the opted for Malani Mtonga just because they were blinded by the handouts which were been given. Believe you me people from chilumba, this is your chance to correct the mistake you made.

yaya
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yaya

Chilima’s UTM giving people pathetic handouts. Sugar and bread is nothing to develop our country. Just shows how Chilima and his entourage are misguided.

john
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john

you are a useless Malawian

mark
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mark

A DPP breakaway movement is now in action….!!!

makhamba
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makhamba

mwasowa zochiti eti!!!!! movement ndechani?iwe kaliati mesa unali ku DPP? choka kuba kumeneko.

makhamba
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makhamba

zaziiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CHIPYELERO
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CHIPYELERO

All the best James Makhumbo Mapunda.

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