Chilima not attending London political summit: To speak at Cambridge University, meet Malawians in UK

Vice President Saulos Chilima who arrived in London on Sunday  is not attending the London Political Summit as earlier planned and publicised  but will among other things speak at the Chatham  House on Public Service and Accountability on Wednesday and address students at Cambridge University, his spokesman had said.

Vice-President Saulos Chilima is in the United Kingdom

Chilima was reportedly   scheduled to deliver a keynote address at a London Political Summit and Awards ceremony. He was also reported to have been invited to speak at an awards ceremony where Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and former prime minister Raila Odinga will be decorated with the Black History Month and African Peace Award following their peace accord handshake which ended political hostility after Kenya’s 2017 election.

However, press officer in the Office of the Vice-President, Pilirani Phiri, told Nyasa Times in an interview from London that those are not  the  engagements Chilima  would undertake.

“There are a number private and public engagements that the Vice President would undertake  but the London Political Summit is not one of them,” he said.

The Vice President is also expected to hold talks with Malawians in diaspora as well separately meet members of the UTM UK chapter which is led by Dr Aubrey Makhalira.

He said details of the meetings will be announced when venue and times have been confirmed.

Chilima arrived in UK Sunday with only his security detail.

The Vice-President, 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,  has used his private resources to meet the costs of the trip. He returns home on October 21.

The trip comes at a time when there bad blood between President Peter Mutharika and Chilima ahead of the 2019 elections where the two will square off at the ballot after the Vice-President broke ranks with the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on June 6 this year and formed UTM .

The UTM has completely changed the political landscape  ahead of the elections.

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Hatton
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Hatton

The women who became first ladies by accident in Malawi will continue to bother us. When you compare them with their predecessors, that’s when you realise that these accidental first ladies are a disgrace. Think of First Lady, Annie Muluzi. Very humble, beautiful, presentable and cultured.
Consider First Lady Ethel Mutharika. Very humble, mannered, never insulted Malawians and had never used a presidential helicopter at any time when carrying out her duties as the first lady.
Osati ziomba zomwe zinachita succeed these role models!!!!

Hatton
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Hatton

The guy is not a politician, that’s why he has chickened out. He is meeting Malawians living in the UK for him to find out how he can join them after May 2019 when he becomes jobless. Akulu, mukasambitsa nkhalamba za chizungu pompano. Zabwino zonse.

Mulopwana
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Mulopwana

He can not speak in such forums where Raila Odinga and Uhuru are invited. Chilima is not an equal to these guys and that is Azunguwo did not offer him the opportunity. Ankafuna atatero but game yalakwa. He wanted to comapre himself with APM the learned prof. But he can match him. APM spoke at the World’s renowed University at the Global summit – the UN. Awa a chilima apita kulacheza ndi fellow graduates a ku Chirunga campus. I doubt if madam accompanied him to this trio becausee that could have given her an opportunity to advise the guy kuti… Read more »

Vinjenje
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Vinjenje

Can you compare Chilima ndi gwape wako uyo ?

BigMan
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BigMan

So you think speaking at Cambridge University is for people who have low calibre? You clearly have low IQ and zero EQ.

matela
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matela

amalawi ndife opusadi ngati mukusangalala ndi kubera amalawi osauka zipangani koma chilima alibe matama bwanji munakamutenga akugwira ntchito yapamwamba.komanso mukulalata inu ndi ndani kwa amalawi wasting time

nyoko
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nyoko

Just going to london ,so What.Too much kuzipopa.awa.Do you think Kaliati,Ex Bingu wife and Masangwi can choose the Leader for the whole Malawi

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

The simple truth and explanation is the organizers found out that Chilima is NOT of the demanded caliber! Chiliam Amangozipopa baasi.

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

The truth is that group isn’t what it says it is. Check it up all of it it’s Nigerians with fake credentials. Do your research on them and if I’m lying I will donate £100 to Nyasatimes to give to a charity in Malawi of their choice

ndele
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ndele

koma anthu ena amaganiza ngati bongo lasanduka mamina. kodi wa 45 sangakoze zinthu?????? ku US, UK AMAPITA PITALA ZIKUSIYANA CANI ndi Cilima wapitakoyi? pitala amakalankhula kumwamba???????????????? nde muti ziti. muukanika kugona kufuna kufoilitsa anthu. kodi zipani zosezi ndikaesa amakamba zomwe azacite akazasankhidwa? ndiye cilima akulakwisanji????????????? A Ben Ciza Mkandawire mpaka kunena kuti cilima wapita ku sex spree, ndifuse kodi pa dzana paja inu simunathawe kuphwando kuka cita RApe mwana ku UKndinuyo kapena ndalkwitsa? akutumani a cipani????????????????, nanga MP wa kumpoto willy wake anali pa social media uja ku hotel ku US when pitala took a haulage of bastards and whores… Read more »

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
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Ntumbuka Mwenecho

Azungu ku Landani akani kumvetsera za legeni, apumbwa, zipwete – that’s all he knows…kkkkkkkkk

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

Maybe you don’t know Chatham House and Cambridge university is where azungu are. The other group is just a Nigerian run forum. Kulibe mzungu olo mkaladi olo mmldzi ngakhale mmwenye. Board yonse ndi ma naija with fake credentials ma 419 if you know what 419 is

Pangaunye
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Pangaunye

Yes private resources he must use. His job is delegated and Nobody has delegated him. kkkkkkk

tman
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kkkkkk a president ali kunja.Hey! ma hope.Matama sazamuthera mkuluyu.Kucheza ndi ma classmates kunja,yalakwa yalakwa basi.Za soveni za Manganya ndi Newton kuno. Ask Gustav and Chakwera will tell you how politics play in Malawi

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