DPP deputy youth director defects to UTM: Usi, Masangwi drum up Chilima support in Zomba

The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) deputy director of youth, Edward Kandiziwa has joined UTM Party , sighting the lack of visionary leadership in the DPP as main reason for his move.

Masangwi speaking to the crowds
Usi welcomes Kandiziwa to UTM from DPP
Usi at the rally in Jali, Zomba
Part of the crowd at Jali, Zomba UTM rally

Speaking at Jali Hunger Project Ground in Zomba when he was officially welcomed to UTM by vice president of the party, Michael Usi, Kandiziwa said time has come for Malawians to begin to hold leadership accountable because the sad state of the social and economic conditions in Malawi is a result of poor leadership.

“This is not the time to come on a political podium to tell you that the economy of this country is doing great when you don’t have any money in your pockets to spend.

“And if anyone tells you that you must vote for them again when you can’t afford your staple maize currently at MK20,000 per 50 kg bag, just know that they are cheating you, and that all they want is  your vote in the fresh elections. We must not let the DPP fool us again” said Kandiziwa.

In his good oratory, Kandiziwa who was one of the youth who fought to multiparty democracy during the 1992’s in Zomba when he was Aford member,  says he has joined UTM because he has seen that in Saulos Chilima, Malawi will have a leader the people have been looking for; a selfless and visionary leader with national interests at heart and one capable of implementing practical policies that can move this country forward from the current sorry state.

In his speech, Usi thanked Kandiziwa and fellow defectors, who included Ward Councillor aspirant from Zomba Likangala Constituency, Mayi Mangiliza, for making the right decision to come to the UTM in the nick of time.

He said this is the time for people in Malawi to progress in their thinking as well as how they influence others to make decision that affect their everyday lives.

Usi told the newcomers that UTM is a liberal political party with noble and national objectives

“What you have said here Mr Kandiziwa, reflects what I have always told the people elsewhere that no one should cheat you that our economy is on the right path when people have no money in their pockets to buy anything; when  they are living from hand to mouth  and often without  food, clean water  and proper housing.

“What happens in your house when you are with your families; the poverty that you experience is the meaning of the economy to you, and no leader should proclaim on political podiums that the economy is good when that can’t translate in your house,” said the UTM Vice President.

He added  that  God endowed each one of us with different gifts  and that  he may  have given  President Peter Mutharika  the gift of teaching  but what he clearly did not give him is the gift of leadership.

Usi said that is the reason why this country is riddled with so many problems ranging from corruption, cronyism, nepotism, regionalism; state capture and general government maladministration.

“If it was that Peter Mutharika was given the gift of leadership, he would have by now solved a myriad of social political challenges this country is facing. Instead what we see is a dangerous Laissez-faire approach to national matters from a tired leader, which has only just exacerbated problems for Malawi.

“We need a leader in this country who should move things and that leader is Saulos Chilima,” said Usi.

Earlier, UTM patron, Noel Masangwi, bemoaned what he said is the total neglect of Zomba district by the DPP administration.

He said the DPP government has totally neglected the people of Zomba in terms of development and yet the district is very central in as far as preserving the national heritage of this country is concerned.

Masangwi  also added his voice to those who said the maize price at MK20, 000 per kg is prohibitive and that the people of Zomba cannot afford.

Among the people who attended the rally were UTM seniors such as Director of Elections Paul Chibingu; Deputy Director of Elections, Bright Kawaga; Allan Ngumuya, Louis Ngalande plus Eastern Region Governor, Alhajj Sande and his regional committee.

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Petulo wa ku thyolo
Petulo wa ku thyolo
8 months ago

iwe Kagalu tamafunsa zinthu zamzeru iwe ndigaludi eti

Malawi belong to the citizens

Well said,Usi you are one of people with sound mind.Nzeru ndiye zimenezo awuzeni zoona zenizeni anthu .Amalawi amakonda kwambiri akamanamizidwa kumasauka Moyo wawo wonse.

K.kagalu.
K.kagalu.
8 months ago

I don’t know if my question will be qualified to have the answer because I’m using a Phone, there are 4 pictures and my question is coming from the picture #3, there a man down in a black ballet and black T shirt, my question is, is he one of the bodyguard of the Vice President of UTM or for the Party and or he just attended the msonkhano?

Tapsy
8 months ago
Reply to  K.kagalu.

Bwanji ukumufuna chibwenzi?😅

Trudy
Trudy
8 months ago

koma tianato kumisonkhano ya bambo a skono. hmmm. opanda chejumo

mjintha
mjintha
8 months ago

How old is he to be youth director.

Kutha kwa USI
8 months ago

Please advise Usi or Mr Smoke. All meetings are attended by young people who cannot vote. These young people go there because they think he is going to perform drama + Tikuferanji)
Shame on Usi shame on UTM

Deo
Deo
8 months ago

Edward Kandidziwa adagwa ku convention ya 2018 ndi Connex Muhuwa pa mpando wa Deputy Director of Youth.

Ngbendu wa zabanga
Ngbendu wa zabanga
8 months ago

The last pic shows kids still flock to Dr usi’s rallies. On the defection am not sure what he is trying to achieve. There are only two parties remaining dpp and mcp… One should not be defecting to utm now.

Nabetha
Nabetha
8 months ago

Ku musonkhano uwu kunachuluka bonya.

Nasingwe
Nasingwe
8 months ago

citsilu ici hule asowetsako ntendere ku utm.
enawa muzingowaika pa bench olo pa kona. mulibe nzelu mmutumu angofuna showbiz.mutayeni abavala nsalu. an item of no substance

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