Chilima wows North Malawi, gives UTM launch speech in perfect Tumbuka

Vice-President Saulosi Chilima launched his United Transformation Movement (UTM) at Mzuzu upper stadium   in a fluent  local language Tumbuka but maintained his script  saying his movement is ready to usher in the change Malawi needs , accusing the DPP–led government of perpetuating corruption and nepotism.

Chilima connecting well with proplevof the North in Tumbuka

UTM women leaders at the podium

Chilima at Mzuzu upper stadium

UTM rally in Mzuzu

He said UTM was formed to clear the mess created by the current administration which continues to plunder public resources when the majority of the citizenry were living in abject poverty.

UTM iza kupeleka ulongozi wakuwenelela,” he said fluently in Tumbuka a language in the north.

In his usual style of provebs, Chilima also said in Tumbuka: “Mwabira pa chande Msana  ukuwoneka (You can run but you cannot hide).”

He was apparently referring to  President Peter Mutharika  benefiting from the so-called K145 million gift from a supplier of food rations at Malawi Police which  under pressure the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said on Saturday it was paying back the money.

Wanthu wakwiba awa [these are thieves in government],” he said.

The K145 million a supplier of food rations stashed into DPP’s account for which Mutharika  is the sole signatory came out of government coffers, the leaking bucket.

The supplier used the Police—the agent of the State which procured the food rations—to act as a guarantor for a bank loan.

Chilima also admonished nepotism, which he said was rampant under the DPP administration.

“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 Vice-President  attracted a round of applause when  said it is the intention of UTM to have a merit-based civil service.

Laying down a 12-point plan for UTM, Chilima maintained what he had said in Lilongwe and Blantyre that he will rein in on corruption.

He said after swearing in as Head of State, he will grant a 30-day amnesty to those who have stolen from the public purse to refund the money.

Chilima also hinted at having presidential immunity removed.

On Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Chilima said UTM will ensure that the law is reformed to have the Director General of the institution appointed by Parliament, in a transparent and competitive manner.

Chilima also promised to give a bounty to whistle-blowers on corruption and protect them.

“These people are stealing a lot, and we need to deal with them through the ballot,” he added.

The vice-president emphatically said he will abolish the quota system of selecting students to public universities

“We shall find a solution to end a quota system,” he said.

He said: “Quota system is satanic and evil”, emphasising that UTM has a clear plan on improving university education.

“There is no right way of doing the wrong thing. The quota system is not the right system,” he stressed.

Chilima also said UTM has a clear plan on improving creating one million jobs within the first year in office.

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Kalekeni Kanene
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Kalekeni Kanene

Don’t worry about rural areas. Chilima will reach them shortly. Palibe kucheza apa. DPP has nothing to tell the people of Malawi at the moment. This young man is going to be the next President coz he has real issues to tell the poor Malawians

TrevorK
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TrevorK

Mukumva kuwawa eeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UTM 2019 Boma

Waku Gauteng
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Waku Gauteng

Campaign wisely if you don’t reach the masses in the villages who probably don’t know much about you. You could end up crying like MDC in Zim crying I was robbed. DPP has support in rural areas go there and stop them in their tracks otherwise urban support is not enough and have plan B in case DPP enters into an alliance with somebody else. Elections are a numbers game, please understand this

Mwene
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Mwene

MBAVA ZA DPP ZILI NJENJE NJE! ZABADI MWAWUSILI MPAKANA KUYIWALA KUTI ANTHU ANADZILOWESA MUBOMA CHIFUKWA CHA CASHGATE YA JOYCE BANDA YA 2013.PITALA NDI GOODAH GONDWE ANABVUTA MUMISONKHANO MU 2013- 2014 NDI MK13 BILLION CASH GATE PANOPA KA MK145 MILLION KAWAZUNGUZA MITU NDIKUWASEKA PAKAMWA. DPP YIKUTULUKA MUBOMA NGATI PP PALIBE ZA COMPARISION NDI ZANU -PF.INU A DPP ANZANU NDI AKUBA AJA A CASHGATE A PP BASI OSATI ZANU PF.MWANVA!!!!!

mtete
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Don’t fool yourselves. Quota system is here to stay. There is no way one sparsely populated area of the country can monopolise university education. Every area must have a share.

BigMan
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BigMan

Chilima is going to win in 2019 if he keeps this momentum going. Everyone can see it, he has captured the attention of the nation. Nobody else is even close.

mark
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mark

CHILIMA PLEASE MAKE CAMPAIGN ,BUT ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT PEOPLE FROM THE NORTH ARE NOT FOOLS OR THAT CHEAP AS YOU THINK..

ndele
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ndele

kalista ma 3 mita aja nchito yake ili kuti. ambani mwabwezaso nanu

Sibodza
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Sibodza

The land issue must be a grand block of the UTM it is a hot matter in the SADC especially in South Africa now that the ANC is confronting it. The entire west having heard about the land expropriation has sliced its tongue RSA is not in the armpit of the West. Please broaden the consultations whose platform will never alienate the indegenes. The blood of John Chilembwe has been all over Malawi none to pacify him. At this point don’t engage the political gear on hustings Malawi needs not only a think tank but total delivery on land ownership… Read more »

Goba Zelo
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UTM. The Movement Whose Regalia Is In A Person’s Name. UTM Is Simply A Mutation Of The Same Blue Virus. We Already Ushered The UTM Leadership Into Power In 2014. You Cannot Disassociate Yourself From DPP’s Fall. You Quit DPP Because APM Did Not Pave Way For You. This Puts The General Establishment of UTM At Question. You Are Still In Government. The Corrupt Government. Resign First To Confirm That There Is Indeed Corruption In The Government You Are Serving As The VP. Otherwise, These Are Just Ambitions. No matter How We Attend Your Rallies, WE REFUSE TO FORGET WHO… Read more »

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