Chilima’s ‘challenge’ on cheap fertiliser excites people: Drums up support for Tonse Alliance

Vice-President Saulos Chilima, who is also running mate to Dr. Lazarus Chakwera  of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) in the Tonse Alliance on Thursday embarked on a nine stop Imbizo tour of Nkhotakota  to canvass  votes for the July 2 fresh presidential election, promising  that the price of fertiliser  will be reduced to an amount every farmer can afford.

Chilima says fertiliser would be sold at K4 495 per 50 kilogramme bag
Chilima on whistle-stop tour in Nkhotakota

Speaking at Dwangwa, Liwalazi and Nsenjere his first three stops, Chilima appealed to the people to vote for Chakwera so that the country should start moving forward with better life for all.

Chilima lamented the fact that since May 2019 the country has been derailed with election issues and that it was high time the people of Malawi saw progress.

“Let me humbly ask all of you to go to registration centres to verify your names. Most importantly, when the time comes go and vote for Dr. Chakwera and the Tonse alliance,” said Chilima.

Later, Chilima took the people by surprise when he lifted a 50 kg bag of fertiliser and kept speaking for minutes while the bag lay on his shoulder assuring the people that the bag will be selling at K4,495.

The gesture to carry the bag sparked words of appreciation that the Vice President means business.

Some people dared the DPP-UDF alliance presidential candidate Peter Mutharika and his running mate Atupele Muluzi on Chilima’s challenge of carrying the bag.

Izitu nzoona izi nanga mpaka oChilima kuyenda ndi feteleza. Ine nkavotela alliance. Okoma munthuyi oli ndi mphanvu…ena aja a DPP sangayesele izi,” said one in the crowd admiring the ability to lift the bag as well as expressing excitement over the reduced fertiliser.

Chilima also assured the people of religious freedom, disputing smear campaign that Tonse Allince will ban Islam in Malawi.

“This is being careless. This must stop. Civil strifes start like this when leaders are not careful in their speeches,” he said Chilima.

The Thursday Imbizos are part of his busy weekend with Friday going to Salima and Saturday heading to Dedza along the Salima road with a main rally at Mtakataka.

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King kunta
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King kunta

Speaking from a neutral point of view,It looks like more than 50percent are unhappy about this current government. It’s the vote that choose who will lead and in this case,even the president has nothing to say to Malawians: dpp must do itshomework, unfortunately it’s a bit too late.MCP ndiyomwe yaponya joker at the moment.

B. P Mhango
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God bless you Dr.SKC, life for Malawians has been long time a suffering

Mwini muzi.
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Makawi has 18m people with an average of 4 persons per household thus according to 2018 census. 4.5 million households if they can access two bags of [email protected] EA will cost government budget a whooping K450,000,000,000. What if they decide to access as many as they wish? And his promises for salary increases including bonuses for civil servants? Our govt. budget is just K1.8T from taxes.Is Chilima’s economics going to meet this? So many local villagers I have come across are skeptical about this type of economics. Kaya!!!

Chinsolo
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Chinsolo

You are wrong,K450 000 000 000 is not from Govt coffers but selling price to buyers (farmers). Perhaps you should calculate landed cost of 50 Kg bag into Malawi and show how much will be the subsidy by Govt if selling price will be K4 495/50Kg bag. Then demonstrate to us whether Govt can afford that subsidy or not. Please recalculate!

ZangazangA
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ZangazangA

Fertilizer k4495? Hahaha kma kumalawi timanamizanadii2……… Zandale zakumalawi nzaukape bola kumajama yamoyo wako basiii akalowa m’boma tizanva zot “bwezi titapanga zija tidalonjeza zijaa kma anzathu anadya ndlama zambiri” after all we all supporting the fact that dpp ikudya makwacha that’s another ticket for utmcp kut izadye nayo nanga tanena kale kut nkhola anthu akudya mbuzi iwowo akazalowa akazanena zot mbuzi zatha tizalesa?

Mofolo
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Mofolo

Kodi tonse alayansi tizimva manifesto yandani pakuti Chakwera naye akukamba za manifesto ya MCP on fertilizer and was not the same as UTM as said in Mzuzu, Joyce Banda mudzi transformation. Cheni cheni mchiti?

CADET NO. 1
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Gwira zonse ndithu. Iwe sunayambe wadyapo ya ndiwo za Magill kodi ?????

Ernest
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Ernest

Chilima ndi Chakwela vote yanga ndakusungirani. We need change.

clement
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clement

Munthu wopenga, Confused guy. It won’t be long before you regret your mess. DPP can’t afford to lose election in the hands of useless parties. DPP has been there before you and will be there whether you like it or not. There is a saying that ” if you can’t beat them just join them” that’s the best you can do. DPP- UDF Alliance is invincible. I ‘ve never seen dishonest guy like you and cruel man like Chakwera. Mulira mokweza this is just the beginning ‘coz Atupele will rule you very soon when the prof retires. And it started… Read more »

Serena
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Serena

Chamba chikugwira ntchito tsopano. Chilima athamanga misala.

Hannah
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Hannah

Desperado! Kufuna mavoti. Kungoyaluka.

Flamingo
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Flamingo

Whose manifesto? UTM appears to be the major partner of the alliance nor MCP

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