Chilima barnstoms Kasungu with UTM: Promises agriculture renaissance, DCs to be at level of PSs

State Vice President Saulos Chilima’s United Transformation Movement UTM continues to draw large crowds to its rallies with Kasungu being the latest where Chilima promised agricultural renaissance in the once food basket district.

Chilima at Kasungu rally

UTM supporters at the rally

UTM supporters at the rally

UTM podium in Kasungu

UTM supporters at the rally

Just before Kasungu rally, the UTM leader had three stops at Lumbadzi, Mponela and Madisi where locals also came in large numbers. A day earlier he was at Chileka in Blantyre where hundreds also flocked to his rally.

Actually, the assertion that Chilima has no time to reach out to rural areas is being proved wrong because in 30 days, Chilima has held more ralliesand whistle stops than President Peter Mutharika and opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera rallies combined.

Speaking in Kasungu, Chilima pledged to ensure that each district has a mega farm to grow for production crops that respective districts grow.

He specifically, outlined plans to make Kasungu the food basket again by revamping farming as well as making sure that tobacco buyers are not themselves growers.

“We will also open factories to create jobs. Farmers will also sell their produce to these factories.”

He then said UTM government will construct a university in Kasungu and will be known as Kamuzu University in honour of the late Mgwazi Dr. H. Kamuzu Banda.

Earlier, Chilima praised the late Kamuzu Banda, saying much as he had his shortfalls but the late kamuzu was a visionary and development concious leader.

He also promised to have capable District Commissioners who will be given targets to achieve and they will be at PS level.

The Vice President, who will face his boss on the ballot, also repeated his promise to create one million jobs.

“Those who say we can not do it, they must simply keep quiet. They cant match our brain power.”

The launch of UTM in July has completely changed the political landscape and as it stands the 2019 is a three horse race involving the incumbent Mutharika, MCP’s Chakwera and Chilima the new kid on the block himself who has caused a silent revolution.

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JKF
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JKF

Hehehehe mpaka shopping photos? The last photo is not from the Kasungu rally. Kikikiki koma chaka chino propaganda machine yavuta lol.

Takwalakwa
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Takwalakwa

What I have noted in UTMs road stop tours is that officials are cheating Chilima too much. What is happening is that they target busy trading centres and invade with good number of advance party to attract the attention of traders and buyers. This is NOT the right gauge of peoples support for a party. Please UTM Executive change your style otherwise you are cheating yourselves.

ngozo wa ngozo
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Until and only then you wont understand what UTM is, but simple calculations random survey ” if you know the real qualifications of Malawi aspirants as president am sure He might be only Chilima who can sell Malawi better is a Marketer but the rest am afraid please malawians dont trying crossing the river with both feet…. there is no way malawi can do better without what Chilima is preaching its total truth…He is trying to unify us back as it were in old good days where all were malawians…..Just imagine Mchachas sentiments ” kummwera kuno zimenezi ayi which mmwera… Read more »

Favour
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Favour

Myself, My family and My village – we have your votes SKC! May Jehovah Nissi, your Banner give you victory over your enemies!

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

Nyasa Times are realistic and down to earth about Chilima and his Bus Company UTM. Well, now it’s “he continues to draw large crowds”; “people came in large numbers” and “hundreds (not thousands – my words) flocked to his rally.” Notice that the crowds are NOT massive, or excited anymore, all of a sudden. Many people have already figured this guy out: that he’s a dreamer, and his ideas are not realistic and are simply plucked straight from the ether. So, many are already sidelining him, and find his gatherings a waste of time, no matter how much they are… Read more »

Che Wanimiliyoni
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Che Wanimiliyoni

Indeed the media can influence an election outcome. Look Nankhumwa held an equally if not better attended DPP rally in Bangwe but its not appearing here. Let me thank Times Group for covering the DPP live on TV and radio (though their pre and post rally analysis showed they did that reluctantly as they were constantly blaming their sponsor and praising UTM) because it proved that DPP was not after all dead in BT as some wanted us to believe. I want to plead with the media not just to glorify any campaign promises but do a “fact check”. Parties… Read more »

ngozo wa ngozo
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shame on MBC they may have borrowed a leaf from what professionals does Times TV woyeeeee! how i wish during Inaugulation of UTMs leader come 2019 MBC shud be barred until reformed.

Duli
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Duli

It looks like he is running out of real agenda that would transform Malawi.

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

This baby is indeed a toddler. He talks of equating DCs to PSs, really. Who will be a bwana between DC and PS for Local Govt? Koma zinazi… kambanga mwala.

Our pathetic economy
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Our pathetic economy

We can confidently say TSOGOLO LATHU LABWINO LOWALA LAFIKA

Luka
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Luka

When politicians say they will ‘create a million new jobs’, they mean that they will create the conditions which will enable the establishment of a very large number of new jobs. Given the right conditions, more than a million new jobs could be created.

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

Usanamize anthu iwe, that’s not what this baby means. He says within a year, ONE MILLION new people will be employed.

phiri
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phiri

Malawi has not developed as it should have been because of these pessimists. who have negative thoughts about new good proposals. who fear to go into new areas. who always cling to the “MWAMBI – nkhwangwala wa mantha anafa ndi ukalamba”

Shaft Sachapandimadzi
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Shaft Sachapandimadzi

Iwe Chilima nchitsilu chenicheni. Dziko lomwe ukufuna kuzalamulilalo la a Mbwiyakotu ndiye

Simunye boy
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Simunye boy

Join the discussion…You have come finally to rebuild this country Dad, we are behind you keep it up.

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