Chilima urges Malawians to take part in changing leadership, mindset and ensure fiscal discipline

Vice President Saulos Chilima, who plans to run for president next year, has maintained that  his administration would investigate alleged corruption among officials of the current government and anyone at fault will not be spared.

Chilima greeting UTM members in Mzuzu

Chilima, who quit the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in protest over alleged corruption, is seen as the biggest threat to President Peter Mutharika in 2019 polls for president, parliament and ward councillors after he launched his United Transformation Movement (UTM) on a promise of clean governance..

In his address at a rally in Mzuzu  on Saturday, Chilima  the self-styled anti-corruption crusader, started by asking people to observe a minute’s silence in honour of those who lost their lives while fighting for freedom of the country.

“The independence and freedom we are enjoying today did not come like manna from Heaven but some people died for it” he said.

Chilima said for poverty to end in Malawi there was need for transformational leadership which UTM is championing.

He said there was urgent need to redeem the country from destruction saying tribalism, nepotism and corruption have reached alarming levels in the country.

“The problems being faced in the country are due to lack of leadership. But changing parties will not help Malawi. We should change our mindset and how we run government affairs,”said Chilima.

“We are in a state where we have persistent blackouts, there are no jobs, and there is perpetual poverty. All these problems started because of corruption, we are losing a lot of money through this vice and theft.

“We are also in a situation where there is too much nepotism in government. You are employed or promoted because of where you come from. If your surname is Jere, Mhone or Kalolokesya, your application letter is thrown into a bin. We are tired of changing names so that we get jobs or get selected to universities,” he lamented

The Veep then outlined a 13 point plan  which UTM will implement once voted into power, urging Malawians to take part in changing leadership, mindset and ensure fiscal discipline.

Chilima then urged people of the North and Malawians in general to go and register to vote, so that they use power of the vote to change things in May next year.

He also reiterated his earlier announcemnt that UTM government will abolish quota system.

“We must not allow a government to run discriminatory policies. We shall find ways to end the Quota system,” he said.

Chilima dispelled claims his detractors are spreading through chiefs that abolishing quota system is meant to disadvantage people from other regions, saying UTM has lined up policies that will ensure universal acesss to tertiary education.

At the end of his address Chilima received applause for his fluent Tumbuka address amid chants of boma boma!

UTM was first launched a fortnight ago at a spectre ceremony that attracted a huge multitude at Masintha ground in Lilongwe.

Last week Sunday UTM was also launched at Njamba Freedom Park in Blantyre where Michael Usi of Odya Zake Alibe Mulandu was among the influential people who joined the movement.

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LEGO
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Tell us first the role you played in 2014 since most Malawians are blaming you for the votes rigging in that year.You have been a Second In Command for 4 years up to now,what have you done to Malawians.Did you help them to achieve the 50+1% votes for one to be declared president,NO?What about the nepotism,corruption has been existing since you became a Vice President?Don’t take Malawians for a ride,you are just a power hungry man with no plans to take this country forward.You are now speaking out about the corrupt,nepotism because you have been denied a chance to be… Read more »

kenani
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kenani

hahahaha MAN you need to follow current affairs all those questions raised above were already answered on several radio and tv programes

Toka
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Toka

Bwana Vice President if u are really serious about ending corruption, start probing those surrounding u. Ask the speaker how he acquired that tractor…Makondi is answering corruption charges…..ask how Masangwi managed to get some contracts in govt…..akweni used to send her constituents to join police without even undergoing interviews.
Arrest these ones first.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

If I listen to MCP, DPP, UdF, PP and now UTM, they are all saying the same thing ie we will deal with corruption; we will develop Malawi and lift it’s people from abject poverty. However, the test of the pudding is in the eating. History has judged MCP, UDF, DPP and PP. The leader of UTM was in DPP and also VP for 4 years with no tangible results to show. Would he be able to deliver if given a 5 year mandate given his track record in DPP and VP in govt? That’s the question…..

Zamadula
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Zamadula

Zobwenza ndalama is a funny topic. SKC, can you remind Callista that when she was doing charity work and was getting paid people said that was umbava too and abwenze. Did she return the money. We havent forgotten that so tell her abwenze too. The records are there too of how long she got paid. Akuba eni eni tikuwadziwa ndi amenewo

mark
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mark

TOO MANY PROMISES LIKE ATCHEYA…THIS MAN IS A CROOK

Chemussa
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Chemussa

United Catholic Transformation movement

Nana
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Nana

Chilima has nothing to show as a leader – in the words of Mr Chipwete, first year you ate and did nothing, second year you ate and did nothing, third year you ate and did nothing, fourth year you ate and did nothing. Now Fifth year you are saying this and that just to get to power. You can’t achieve what you are saying AT ALL so stop lying to people. Your speech in Mzuzu has shown wheels are coming off the UTM bus.

Zamadula
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Zamadula

Everyone denounces nepotism but APM gave out statistics to dispute that. Noone disputed the stats to dispute APM. Achina Kaliati ndi awa ana awo anali ku embassy. Can Kaliati tell us how her daughter ended up ku embassy and on what merit.
Can SKC tell us that as soon as I was appointed VP, these are the people I hired for my office and it was all based on merit. Podium politics is what kills Malawians. We dont practice what we preach.

GRM
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GRM

Boma iloooo!!!!!!!

Resto
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Resto

Skc u are doing really well for now. Remember NDA, they came with similar hype And fizzled out just as fast.
2 to 3 months ago we heard nothing but MCP. Now it’s UTM, give it 4 months max, people will be bored of your stuck record and shift their attention to DPP and UDF. All ur doing is great but, YOU know the score. If you Take AAM on board, you will have a winning formula, unfortunately he has more to offer to the table.

DR MANGA
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INU NDALAMA MUKABWEZA LITI ?????????

Mthini Mzondi
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Some us are already extremely bored by this Airtime Vendor. We will teach him how Mpamba works . Foolish

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