Chilima says UTM has no stronghold: ‘It is a national party’

Malawian Vice President and UTM Party  presidential candidate Saulos Chilima has said UTM  has no stronghold, saying that is why the party will be victorious in the watershed May elections.

Chilima speaking on whistle stop
Part of the crowds on whistle stop in Dedza
A UTM official in civic education on how to vote
Veteran politician Daniel Mlomo campaigning for Chilima
Crowds at Umbwi for UTM

Chilima spoke at a campaign rally at Umbwi Secondary School ground in Dedza on Saturday afternoon.

He said it is sad that some politicians have divided the country by claiming their parties have strongholds in certain areas.

“UTM has no stronghold,  we are a national party and this is the reason why we will be victorious in the next 50 days.This country needs a party and leaders who will help people on national level and not restricted to their strongholds,” said Chilima to the ululating crowd.

He said his government will fight corruption saying the country has resources to run smoothly but are lost through the vice.

“When you are corrupt you fail to pay civil servants on time. Today is the 30th and civil servants are not yet paid when you agreed with them that you will be paying them on 25th of the month, pay them their salaries,” said Chilima.

He said UTM government will direct resources saved from corruption to real development projects.

“We are not talking about putting foundation stones all over the place, we are talking about real development projects, ” said Chilima.

He said the UTM manifesto which was launched last week gives hope for a better Malawi for everyone.

“Our UTM government will strive to provide safe and portable water and reliable electricity. We will remove connection fees for water and electricity, ” said Chilima.

He also challenged those doubting the  one million jobs pledge within the first year of his administration to ‘wait and see us implementing this, there is nothing which is impossible’.

The Vice President also pledged that his government will make sure that no student should fail to go to school because of school fees.

“The American government has given us money to build 200 second schools and no one should tell you that it was his vision. As UTM, together with you the people, we will also build secondary schools using the money which you pay tax, it will be your own development, ” said Chilima.

Before the rally,  Chilima held Imbizos in rural Dedza at Thete where he promised development projects like good roads and infrastructure.

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Amgwagwa
3 years ago

My fellow Malawians listen and listen weloooo!!! izizi zomati chipani chathu chili ndi stronghold kwakuti nzomwe zabweretsa umphawi ochuluka ku Malawi. Chilima wabweretsa kaganizidwe kosiyana, UTM is and must be a nationwide party with no specific stronghold so as to serve all Malawians. Kodi inu ana a PUMBWA PAMENE PAKUKUPHONYANI NDI PATI KUTI MUMVETSE? Inetu kuchita kundipweteketsa mtima ndikamamva mukumunyoza Chilima, the only hope for this nation!1 God has appointed this man on our behalf because of our short sight when it come to choosing leaders with a vision!. Chilima will take Malawi to new and higher levels of energy,… Read more »

Jebwede
Jebwede
3 years ago
Reply to  Amgwagwa

fact

Akubawa
Akubawa
3 years ago

chimwene chipani mwamanga panchenga…olo mtengo wobiliwila umakhala ndi mizu

Sibuno
Sibuno
3 years ago

Apparently UTM has a clear agenda for the country, I favour a national party status being enjoyed here, which means succession plan not based on family dynasties. Good for all of us

Ken
Ken
3 years ago

While our neighbours who are angry against poverty are moving forward, Malawians who enjoy poverty are moving backward. The level of stupidity, poverty and archaic politics that is in Malawi requires a very serious leader of Magufuli’s calibre, of which we are lucky to have Chilima. Therefore let us not allow this chance to slip from our hands.

SONA
SONA
3 years ago

Olo Ku America Zipani za Republican & Democrats…zili ndi ma strong hold…ndipo zimachita kudziwikilatu……ndiye che chilima mukuti mulibe stronghold.. ayi tiwonera pa inu…

Truth Pains
3 years ago

Mkwiyo uli ndi DPP chifukwa anakutayani Chilima , inu mumaona ngati akakamile muchipani chambava Mk145m, wina kuba ndalama za Chimanga. Chilima is clean and does not associate himself ndi mbava za DPP.

Sato
Sato
3 years ago

Kodi mukati Chilima ali ndi mkwiyo- ali ndi mkwiyo ndi a Malawi kapena mbava? Anthu ochepa asamalitenga dzikoli ngati ndilawo lokha.

Ngongoliwa
3 years ago

A Malawi kukonda kuloweza akamva kanthu, kumangoti mkwiyo mkwiyo wakwiira ndani? Haaaaaaa ??? APUMBWA inu

Nyirongo
Nyirongo
3 years ago

Kkkkk Awa alibe mastructure ku hewe mwazisi euthini mhuju mbalachanda emfeni luwerezi kanjuchi kafukule mwamukumbwa misuku tchesamu chitheka mzenga fumbawowa usisya chikwina vimaso nchenachena ndiye awina bwanji pamenepa. Kkkkk

amigo
amigo
3 years ago
Reply to  Nyirongo

UKULOTA

Paradigm
Paradigm
3 years ago

Show Down a new National party verses Parties that control primary demographics. Even in the US you have Republican & Democrats base and all are national parties. UTM has a long way to go towards establishment.

amigo
amigo
3 years ago
Reply to  Paradigm

UR OPINION

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