Chilima says Malawi needs economic liberation: Ends North tour with bumper crowds

State Vice-President Saulos Chilima says Malawi needs urgent economic liberation, bemoaning the poor state of water transport system and tourism along the Lake Malawi.

Chilima said on Monday wrapping up his northern region tour where he addressed a number of UTM party rallies and people in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota turned up massively for his last whistle stop tour.

Chilima says the country is underutilising Lake Malawi which has the potential bro boost the economy

Chilima joined tradition Tonga dance at Chintheche

Chilima attracks bumper crowds on whistle stop at Dwangwa as he returned to Lilongwe

Chilima greeting Chiefs in Nkhatabay

Throughout his tour, Chilima had consistent messages to the people who turned up to listen to him and other UTM officials.

He said there is need to turn the natural wealth of this country to meet the social-economic challenges of the poor masses.

On Sunday at Mpamba, Nkhata Bay Boma and Chintheche, Chilima said the country is underutilising Lake Malawi which has the potential to boost the economy if there was good leadership.

“By now, we should have had more ships operating on the lake and not just MV Ilala,” said Chilima, an economist.

“We should have had more boats. Even fishermen should have been using motorised boats and not canoes. Using a canoe is hectic. By Now we should have been talking of manufacturing and assembling of boats here. That would translate into jobs which our young people are failing to secure,” said Chilima.

He said cheaper transport helps boost businesses and economy of a country and lamented that the country is in poor state when it has enjoyed peace for years.

Chilima pledged to ensure public resources are protected and used for the development of the country when he is elected President in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

The UTM leader has been telling rallies and whistle stop tours that high on the agenda is to fight the rampant corruption which he said is eating up the fibre of the economy.

Chilima also said once voted into power, he would end the current trends of nepotism, cronyism, favouritism, arrogance and impunity in government.

“We will ensure that Malawi is a country of honey and milk, only one tribe or people from one region should not have an upper hand over other tribes and people from other regions. We are all equal, we are all Malawians,” he said.

Chilima also said as Head of State , he would end politics of intimidating, saying Malawi is a democracy and the ruling party zealots have no powers to intimidate others with dissenting views.

The UTM leader also reiterated that during his time as President, he would not allow women to dance for him, saying this culture of glorifying leaders is what is making others turn into semi gods and dictators.

“Dances are the integral part of our culture and tradition but this must not be used to glorify leaders, no. We can dance when we are happy, during some events but not dancing for our leaders,” he said.

He also said his administration would end the quota system of selecting students into public universities, describing it as evil.

Chilima also said the UTM led government would build decent houses for teachers, police officers and the Malawi Defence Force soldiers and give them a good salary on time.

The UTM leader accused the government of unnecessarily raising fuel prices in the country, saying this has forced prices of commodities and services to go up as well, hurting ordinary Malawians.

Chilima also said his administration would promote and find an international market the Kilombero rice which is mostly grown in Karonga.

He pronounced that Malawians embrace the third liberation movement by voting for change in 2019 polls as he recalled that the first liberation took place in 1964 from the colonial rule before the second one in 1994 when Malawi politics incorporated multiparty democracy.

Nkhatabay South legislator Emily Chinthu Phiri has since urged Chilima to create employment and bring factories if voted into power in the May 21 Tripartite Elections.

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Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Nanu a Shaft Sachapandimadzi mukongokhala ngati kwanu ndi ku India kwa Gandhi bwanji, ku Malawi VP amakhala ndimphamvu zoyendetsera dziko? Apa mukungoonetsa ubulutu uja amanena SKC. Iyetu akuti akadzalowa pa u President 2019 adzalongosola kuti VP wake akhale ndintchito yake mu constitution osati azidzagawiridwa ntchito ndi SKC.

Leadership
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Leadership

Love him or hate him, he is the only one who has clearly articulated his vision for a better Malawi, his message is to the point

psyuta
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psyuta

kkkkkkkkkkk Most people just come to watch Chilima Drama Group !!

Game Changer
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Game Changer

SKC ndi deal! Moto kuti buuuuuuu!

Polomondo
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Polomondo

If people want to dance, let them do so. I think they enjoy dancing themselves, in my view. All we should be saying is that let us not ‘force’ women to dance. Saulos, did you find out if people have any problems with dancing? Are they complaining or what?

Becks
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Becks

Njoka saweta

FACT
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FACT

The Funny thing is Anthu omwewo ndiamene amapezeka pamsonkhano wa DPP, MCP ndiye anthuwo akachuluka pamsonkhano simavoti.UMANENA IYO YAKULUMA.

UTM ARM
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MADALA MUMAKWANA. ANA ACHEPA

Shaft Sachapandimadzi
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Shaft Sachapandimadzi

Namalegeni u always make me laugh. Walephera kupha pumbwa bcz u r always missing the target may b try targeting tambala wakuda am sure u can kill the cock. And for the people that attends ur rallies and listen to mbwelera zakozi r really sick in the head. They listen to u attacking ur own government & they don’t ask themselves questions. Really??? Bcz if u tell them that the government has failed they shld b telling u in the face that ‘u too has failed’. Koma dzimangokhala kumangowombela m’manja for every shit that u say hahaha. That’s madness. Namalegeni… Read more »

Nzika
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Nzika

Archaic reasoning.

BigMan
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BigMan

Well well well, this man clearly has it. You either have it or you don’t,. Clearly from the crowds attending his rallies and the way they listen to every word shows that he has captured their interest and only time will tell if they will all vote for him. One thing i like is that his meetings aren’t the usual staged/trucked in crowds that you see with DPP and MCP where everyone is transported in from across the region wearing party tshirts etc… Chilima’s crowds are natural, simple residents in their simple clothes going to listen to what the New… Read more »

Kawawa
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Kawawa

Precisely “BigMan”

Thyolo Thava boy
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true bigman

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