Chilima tells Mulli ‘pay back the money’ to Malawi government

Vice-President Saulos Chilima  has publicly spoken against the K8 billion claim that Sunrise Pharmaceuticals and Chombe Foods Limited  – the  two companies owened by  Leston Mulli –  are making from government.

Chilima greeting Steve Mikaya of UTM and other officials at Migowi

Chilima addresing a UTM rally at Migowi in Phalombe

Crowds of UTM supporters at Migowi in Phalombe

Crowds of UTM supporters at Migowi in Phalombe

Mulli, through Sunrise Pharmaceuticals Limited and Chombe Foods Limited, sued government and claimed K3.1 billion as damages for losses during the July 20 2011 demonstrations in which 21 people were killed.

He is now seeking an additional K8 billion, in civil case number 474 of 2012 before the High Court in Blantyre.

However, addressing a political rally for his United Transformation Movement (UTM) at Migowi in Phalombe on Saturday which was televised live on Times TV, Zodiak and Mibawa TV,

Chilima said he has gathered evidence that Mulli secretly received K 3 billion from government as compensation while he owes the same government a K5 billion loan through the then Malawi Savings Bank which was never paid.

He said ironically all previous Attonery Generals had rejected the claim for government to pay Mulli the K3 billion compensation as a result of the July 20  demonstrations in 2011.

Chilima said Mulli should “pay back the money” he owes governemnt before it ” chokes” him.

The comments from Chilima comes after Mzuzu-based Youth and Society executive director Charles Kajoloweka  reported the K8 billion claim to Speaker of the National Assembly, the Ombudsman, and the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

YAS argues that the claims and circumstances in which they were/are being handled by the Attorney General and Judiciary raise deep questions.

The civil society organisation argued such questions are on the rule of law, openness, transparency, accountability and good governance, further suspecting that the additional claim is staged to defraud government.

YAS wants ACB and Ombudsman to institute investigations into the claim.

Meanwhile, at Migowi rally, Chilima went on to articulate UTM vision and agenda for Malawi at the rally attended by thousands of people who defied DPP intimidation tactics.

He pleaded with the electorate to register and vote en-masse in next year’s elections, warning that failure to remove the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) from power spells doom for the country.

UTM, which started as Chilima Movement, has also been working with Wodya Zake Alibe Mlandu political grouping headed by Michael Usi, popularly known as Manganya.

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Felson
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Felson

The court had ruled that he be paid.We have all along prayed that court decidions be adhered to unless you successfully appeal.

Europa
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Europa

Shut up @ Felson….you’re one of the DPP theiving bastards destroying our country…. come 2019…muzasanza zonse mwabela mtundu wa Malawi

fred
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fred

Chilima also unearth contracts at Central medical stores given under pretence of Buy Malawi campain, medical items are overpriced by 5 times its original price. Looting without tendering

Tsogolo Langa
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Tsogolo Langa

Another great rally, keep up the momentum, you are making great in- roads keep pushing, empower your surrogates to fan out deep into the country side and spread the word………… Nzotheka!!!!! You can do it! Don’t listen to negativity ……….we are behind you!

NSANJE
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NSANJE

Chilima kafuse Brown Mpinganjira.Wait campaign has not started we will know you will.From girl friends to enemies

NSANJE
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NSANJE

Wrong Parking ?Chilima.We have institution in Malawi We hate dictating behaviour, Those who have been attacked by
mob must seek court address .It is citizens against fellow citizen .Government must pay to protect our businesses.

Mankhanamba
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Mankhanamba

Chilima don’t fool us please!!. You know each other very well with Mulli. We all know that Mulli is funding UTM – and this is all acting on stage to appear like you are innocent!. You are the benefactors of his cash and we know it – ndiulura. This is why I warn my fellow Malawians to be cautious with this young girl in town – UTM.

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
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Ntumbuka Mwenecho

Kaliati in a so-called transformation party still has a rotten mouth and dunderhead, e.g. Lake Chilwa is closed to fishing, shatapu zanu alhomwe, salty water in Lake Chilwa not being used for irricgation,when he came back from the USA his trousers was like a sack at the maize mill, etc….chibagera pamwamba.

Chemussa
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Chemussa

Should also ask Masangwi to return MRA moneys

Rania
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Rania

Mr VP Chilima, kindly return the salary you’ve been getting without working. It’s our tax-payers money. You are the worst hypocrite.

BOLINGO
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BOLINGO

By demanding Mulli to pay back it means he is working, what type of work do you want to see, cant you K145 Million has ben paid back, thats part of his work as well

Gawani
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Gawani

Mwayamba kulumana tsopano

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Malawi needs every penny it generates from tax collection very poor people. The govt can’t afford to shower money to people who already have more than enough to support their greed. As Malawians, we should be sympathetic to the suffering of our fellow citizens especially the innocent children and vernurable women and men. Politics aside it is not in the best interest for Mulli to take away what belongs to the state and therefore the people of Malawi to advance his business. Just pay back the K5b you owe to MSB……it’s the right thing to do. Please Mulli don’t take… Read more »

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