Chilima says time to end political dynasties: ‘Malawi not meant to be governed by few families’

State vice-president and UTM Party presidential candidate Saulos Chilima has said time has come to end the cycle of electing candidates from political dynasties as they seek fundamental change

Chilima: Time for change, Malawi not meant to be governed by few families

.Chilima said this  during the first presidential debate  in Lilongwe on Friday when tried to convince Malawians to choose him as the next President in the May 21 general elections.

The UTM leader reminded Malawians that 2019 polls are an opportunity to show the world that Malawi is not only meant to be governed by few families.

Chilima is a knonw anti-political dynasty as he is reported to have rejected a political alliance with former president Joyce Banda’s People’s Party (PP) following a proposal that he should pick Banda’s son Roy Kachale as his running mate.

On Friday, Chilima directed his talk  to Atupele Muluzi the president of United Democratic Front (UDF),  a son of former Head of State Bakili Muluzi, who is President Peter Mutharika’s Minister of Health.

In extension, President Mutharika inherited Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leadership from his late brother former president Bingu wa Mutharika.

As part of his transformation agenda, Chilima argues that concentration of power, one aspect of which is the proliferation of dynasties leads to under-ambition, underdevelopment, outright corruption in some places and impunity in many other places.

Chilima wants fundamental change that actually gives citizen much more voice, not necessarily to political clans, political families that have forced Malawi into a dire situation of  inequality and a degree of unfairness .

The debate which had several themes including agriculture, corruption, education and health was followed by millions of Malawians on radio, television  and social media platforms.

From the outset, Chilima clearly showed that he went to the debate with one goal; to articulate UTM’s agenda for the country. He was focused, clear and answered the moderator Grace Malera’s questions with so much ease.

Observors said the contents of his answers were well structured and left everyone listening with satisfaction. Chilima was so presidential and showed that he understood the seriousness of the occasion.

Chilima expressed optimism that his articulation of policies was enough to win the watching public.

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Truth Pains
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He is just being honest and straight forward with u, that’s integrity of Chilima.

Sizaufumu izi kuti the whole family must be leaders of a particular village.

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

A Pyuta musayetsetu kuti kuba mukutibera kopanda nako manyazi ndalama zathuku si Chilima ekhatu ali nanu Nkhwidzi ai ndi a Malawi onse omwe akudana ndi umbava wa Adad anuwo.

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Popanga comment mukuti a Malawi onse.
Speak for yourself…ine ndine Malawian and I oppose this. Aliyese alindi Vote yake mu mtima. Enaso sapanga vote.
Osatiphatikiza muma politics vendetta anu.

Sikusinja
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Sikusinja

Says the guy who supported a brother who inherited a party from hisdesd brother. If that was your true belief 2014 you could have helped another party and not DPP. Truth is you saw that the characters in DPP are more aligned to your values so that’s the true SKC osati wapanoyi wongofuna ma vote. Most sane people in 2014 knew the corruption under DPP and you made a decision that these are the people you can. Associate with. Umafunako chani

Elikana mmbaya
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Alidele nkulinga utayenda naye !!

SYMPA
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SYMPA

Chilima proved to us that he can not contain pressure…. Which was in great contrast to Dr Chakwera who was just OKEY and comfortable through out…
Tiyendi tisamaziyeneleze……..mulungu amapeza njira yotichititsira manyazi

Zinthu
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Zinthu

Chilima wazidziwa litilo zimenezi? When he was helping DPP in 2014 was Peter not related to Bingu? Nkwiyo uwaphadi akulu amenewa

Mmalawi
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Mmalawi

There was only one composed and cool guy: Dr Chakwera; not emotional at all and humble in handling any provocations

VYOTO
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VYOTO

AT FORTY YEARS OLD, ATUPELE SHOULD HAVE AIMED AT GETTING MASTERS AND DOCTORATE DEGREES INSTEAD HE STILL HAS A VERY WEAK FIRST DEGREE. ATUPELE’S EXPERIENCE IS WORKING WITH THE CORRUPT DPP GOVERNMENT AND COMING FROM THE CORRUPT MULUZI FAMILY, HE IS NOT FIT TO BE PRESIDENT.WE ALL KNOW THAT ATUPELE IS IN GOVERNMENT TO DEFEND THE MK1.7 BILLION BAKILI MULUZI CORRUPTION CASE.PERIOD

Mimi
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Mimi

Who says he wants a masters or PhD ? And who says he needs them? And who cares if he hasn’t?

Favour of Yahweh
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When you say first degree you mean he has 2.1. If so they guy had done well according to United Kingdom standard. His degree is valid anywhere In the world than getting a Master’s from university of Malawi.

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Amenewo ndi maganizo opepera. Kusakhala ndi Masters degree, doctorate degree and any other degree si mulandu. Alipo ambili ophunzira okuti dzikoli sangakwanitse kuliyendetsa. Nkhani ndi ma bodza pa Malawi pano. Dzikoli tikuliwononga tokha chifukwa cha dyera ndi nsanje Experience yanga m’Malawi muno pankhani ya ndale ndapunzilapo zingapo. Chimodzi kukhala atsogoleri amabodza. Panopa tikupanga ma phokoso osathandiza in the name of democracy Anthu akufa ndi njala ma midzimu. Chitukuko chapakamwa sichiwathandiza anthuwa. Pa nkhani yogwira ndi “CORRUPT DPP” Chilima akugwira under the same regime . He is the vice President under the ruling President. Apo sitinatseke maso. Chilima is dumping charm… Read more »

Manzy
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Manzy

The Nyasa observation is correct. Muluzi should have focused on his manifesto and questions put to him.
Note that the VP did not respond to childish Muluzi attacks bcoz he wanted to focus on the questions and his transformational agenda in his manifesto.

If the VP run away from. his job fine and Good we should all know that, But does Muluzi give us any alternative in himself or us saying “am selling UDF to DPP?”

Let’s be realistic, Chilima and Chakwera were composed and came for the debate and to outline the vision for Malawi. Muluzi came to defend DPP.

Tilly
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Tilly

Manzy, you are grossly mistaken. If the VP ran away from his job, it is never and shall never be fine and good. Trust me. You don’t want to be thinking like this

Nyusesi
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UTM is a nyusesi party. Their only agenda is vengeance.They cant go into Government with this kind of narrow thinking. A bunch of disgruntled and arrogant failures. A nuisance party.

DPP booooooomaaaaaa! Kuti chooooooooongi!!!

Psyuta
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Chilima nkhwidzi too much. Akudzimva too much. Waiwala kuti uyu ndi Malawi okonda mtendere.

Ino ndinthawi ya ADADI wamva iwe baby chilima? Wacheeeepa!

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