Chilima rules out ‘mafana’ rigging Malawi watershed elections

Vice-President Saulos Chilima has maintained that the electorate should go en masse to cast their ballots on May 21 in the watershed elections  and dispelled fears  that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government can  rig elections, describing them as ‘mafana’ [amateurs].

Chilima campaining in Dedza Rural
Veteran politican Daniel Mlomo campaigning for UTM as Chilima watches

Chilima speaking at a whistle-stop meeting at Bembeke in Dedza rural on Tuesday  assured them of victory come May 2019.

“Don’t be discouraged that they will rig.  These people will not rig the elections, they are just amateurs. Your vote will count, no rigging be assured,” he said.

He told them that UTM will form the next government, urging them to ensure they influence change with their votes and not to vote out of mercy or habit.

Chilima also urged the people to seriously hold leaders accountable for service delivery in transformative development.

In his speeches, Chilima focused on agriculture, economic development and education while reminding the people about the power of the ballot paper.

Chilima assured the people that UTM government will ensure that students have access to good education through construction of good and standard school blocks, provision of all required learning materials and ensure that teachers are getting salaries in time.

He assured the people of Introducing pension scheme for elderly people and construction of good roads .

Chilima said he would do away with the Farm Input Subsidy Program (Fisp) as he promised to revive the agriculture sector and make fertiliser  affordable instead of promoting subsidies which he said do not benefit all Malawians.

He also said his government would promote mechanized farming where cooperatives would access farm machinery such as tractors to be used at cooperative level.

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Idah
Idah
3 years ago

UTM for life – we want young blood now

Chimbwi mtuwa
Chimbwi mtuwa
3 years ago

No room for thieves here

Fredrick Sakala
Fredrick Sakala
3 years ago

Give him chance he will make Malawi better than agogo awiri awa

Atate
Atate
3 years ago

Nthawi ya a chinyamata iyi. Madala pitani muzikatsegula manda ku mudzi. Kodi mulibe kumudzi kwanu? Kapumeni zaka 80 simasewera.

izeck emman
3 years ago

Thats my vote. SKC is untoucheable

Favour of Yahweh
3 years ago

Kulota satumana , koma uku ndiye yayi nthuni. Utm cannot win to rule the country. Mugs ndi Chilima inu.

Truth Pains
3 years ago

SKC to form the next government indeed, wina uva peni wa DPP.

NELSON NGWIRA
NELSON NGWIRA
3 years ago

WINNING IS WINNING WEATHER YOU WIN BY INCH OR MILES UTM IS GETTING IT ALL TIRED OF THIS FOOLS

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
3 years ago

Last kicks of a dying horse. Chilima ndimunthu wowuma mutu komanso osamva malangizo. This election is between DPP and MCP. All this noise of rigging and amateurish rigging is nothing but the last breath of a dying political career. This man mistimed his move and allowed greedy politicians like Kaliati, Mrs Bingu X, Mrs Bakili X, and all. A group of disgruntled politicians trying to live their failed dreams through this naive you man.

UTM Last Born wa DPP of UDF
UTM Last Born wa DPP of UDF
3 years ago

You can say that again

BigMan
BigMan
3 years ago

You are living in dreamland, shamefully so.

Kaboko.
3 years ago

This kid is immature, wait and see chakwera landslide victory

BigMan
BigMan
3 years ago
Reply to  Kaboko.

Because of the cashgate partners? You are kidding yourself.

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