Chilima says  2019 a ‘make or break’ year for Malawi

The year is coming to an end  and Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima has wished Malawians “both in the country and in the diaspora a fulfilling 2019” stressing that the new year  is  a “make or break”  for  the southern African nation.

Chilima (r) manning the barbeque stand and celebrating with parishioners after the feats of the Holy Family mass at St Patrick Parish in Lilongwe

As the 2019 elections comes closer and closer, Chilima said in a media statement made available to Nyasa Times that  Malawians have a unique opportunity to put in a responsible, serious and people-centric government.

“We in UTM believe we have presented to Malawians a political brand they can trust, that will provide the much needed leadership capable of making economically correct decisions and leadership that put people and the country first,” reads the statement in part.

On the economy, Chilima describes the year 2018 as a mixed bag where “the economy continued to grow at an embarassingly low rate; natural disasters continued to cause suffering and loss of life; cost of living continued to rise and so too was unemployment due to weak economy”.

The statement further says electricity supply was at its lowest in history and that choked industry.

“Revelations of plunder of public resources [such as] fuel-gate and misprocurement at ESCOM, the food rations scam at Malawi Police Service and many others were common in 2018,” reads the statement.

The Vice President further  states that corruption, theft, weak leadership and a laissez faire attitude continued to be factors responsible for the suffering of Malawians.

Meanwhile, Chilima, whose UTM party has completely changed the political system and introducing issue based campaigning, was expected to address people at Kauma in Lilongwe on New Year’s eve.

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Kaferazina
Kaferazina
1 year ago

Chilima you are joking my friend you can not make a next government wachepa iwe madrags akowo ndichambachakocho ukagwere uko mahule akowo ukuyendanawowo akutha ngati makatani, jese kabwira amangonyengana ndi ana Ku ma Lodge Ku salimaku. Kalinde hule, manganya hule, kaliati amangochindidwa ndi ana Shanil ndi Luciasi ndiye mumangako ukwati kumeneko mosakaika that is not a party to recon with . mungofuna kungoziyalutsa chabe.
Kuyambira lerolero muzipangiratu maplani ozachita after 21 May three months to come masavegi inu

Dulli
Dulli
1 year ago

Me followed BBC Hardtalk highlights for 2018 this evening. Unfortunately the “successful” talk with Zainab Badawi was not featured. I suspect it was considered quite mbwelera.

Thinktank
Thinktank
1 year ago

@ Ntengo…Chilima is not going to elevate this cheap propaganda with official response.Its out there in the public domain that he has been raised by his aunt Mrs Valera since his parents died when he was young.Where he has gone to school from primary level to university level is out there for all to.see.His name has always been saulosi chilima.

Ntengo wa Kesia
Ntengo wa Kesia
1 year ago

Chilima must address the potentially devastating news about his genealogy very quickly. Even if the piece of his past may be mere gossip, it should be addressed because it can sink him fast in the quick sand of politics. “What is it”, you may ask? It is reported in other media that Chilima was born Arafat Hamdan. A suggestion is that he was converted from Islam to Catholicism by his late step father, Henderson Chilima. Now, nothing wrong with this picture, so far: to be sure and fair, nobody chooses their parents or place of birth. But, most of us… Read more »

BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago

You clearly have too much time on your hands my DPP cadet! The Republicans tried this against Barack Hussein Obama in America and the people didnt care. Even if he was born with a Chinese or even Russian name, what would we care?

Some of you from DPP were fathered by your garden boys and cooks, do you see us complaining?

Ntengo wa Kesia
Ntengo wa Kesia
1 year ago
Reply to  BigMan

@BigMan Your comment is out of the left field, and does not address the issue I have raised. Surprised because your comments are usually thoughtful, even if they are often provocative. And, seems like I have touched on some raw nerves here. And NO, I do not have much time on my hands. Trust me. Furthermore, I actually have no ulterior motive for bringing up the issue of Chilima’s genealogy; and I mean it when I say nobody chooses their parents or grand parents; but once a person is in the public domain, it’s fair game for the public to… Read more »

psyuta
psyuta
1 year ago

Kkkkkkkk. Anthu ake a Winiko ndi a Manganya ?

Mtenzi Mzungu
Mtenzi Mzungu
1 year ago

Shaaa Malawi ali pa moto kuti buuuuuui.You mean option to DPP ndi Arafat Hamdan, Patricia Kaliati, Noel Masangwi, Paul Chibingu, Shanil Muluzi, Lucius Banda, Ngalande, Ndi uyu amachindira mu office Usi. We should trust our resources into your hands.

Finye
Finye
1 year ago
Reply to  Mtenzi Mzungu

Koma atsogoleri nkukhala Kasaila, Nchacha, Dausi, Uladi change golo, ndi agogo?

Dulli
Dulli
1 year ago

Kodi aBwana, mphekesera ya Arafat Hamdani ndi yoona?

Hate it or not but it's the facts

Every day we cherish to hear your well articulated plans for this country ,
So keep it up and I know from 21st May after election you will start implementing it bcoz we all know you will win this election.
Wether someone like it or not Chilima is for presidency of this country,
We are just tired of Madala team and their time is over.

Goodwell and the team it’s your time to retire and look after grandchildren.

BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago

One thing is for sure, Chilima and UTM know how to dominate the headlines and social media.

The other parties better raise their game because this young man has redefined the political landscape forever.

Hawk
1 year ago

Tiona ngati chala cha Yehova chaloza kuti alamulire dziko

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