Malawi is poor because of leadership — Chilima
UTM Party president Saulos Chilima on Sunday moved in to assure anxious party supporters that he has not given them a raw deal in the grand political alliance with the main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), saying they share the common goal of rebuilding the country.
“You should have trust in me. I think carefully before I make any decision. I cannot make decisions that can betray you,” said Chilima on Sunday before a record crowd which attended the UTM rally at Njamba Freedom Park in Blantyre.
Some people have been expressing reservations that this was a flawed deal because Chilima, who is also the State Vice-President will not be the torchbearer and that the MCP might swallow up the UTM.
He told the people that he understood their wishes to have him on the ballot paper, saying the MCP would also want to have their leader on the ballot paper but there will only be one leader.
But Chilima, a shrewd politician with marketing skills, said the two parties will be unveiling its presidential candidate in due course but said the two biggest political parties in the country will remain distinct.
“UTM is UTM. UTM will remain UTM so too MCP is MCP, MCP will remain MCP, so there should be no cause for worry,” he said.
He said the MCP/UTM alliance is the powerful tool to get the corrupt Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) out of power and bring in a government of the people.
“UTM Party and MCP have a vision to save Malawi from its current situation,” said Chilima.
He accused the current government that its has failed to develop Malawians .
“Malawi is poor because of the leadership. They [ DPP] have destroyed the nation. When voter registration starts, let us go and register in our large numbers, vote and protect the vote. Do not give them another chance,” he said.
Chilima took time to scorn at government for hiring foreign lawyers for the election appeal case at a staggering K600 million instead of using the money to buy food for the starving masses out there.
“People are starving out there. People are starving in Thyolo, Mulanje, Phalombe and other districts across the country. It is therefore insensitiveness on the part of the government to use the K600 million for foreign lawyers payment instead of buying food for the starving masses,” he said.
He said it was appalling that President Peter Mutharika was building his retirement home in Mangochi instead of using the money to buy food for the people who are in dire need of it.
Malawi Congress Party, Umodzi Party, Mafunde, Aford officials and supporters were among those that attended the UTM rally.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
Just like Chamisa of MDC so Chilima of UTM.
Madala must fall
It’s only the kids and harlots who were at Njamba who can believe what Chilima said..the dude is already in government and why does he not improve things and yet he is part of the mess. Last time he was crying for benefits as a testimony that the eight months he was out of government he was already bloke and he can not resign because he knows their stupid alliance would not win and therefore he needs something to fall back on.
This is NOT true reflection of the matter. Just say you support peter. All those were children,ife tinali wana? tell peter the truth and not boza. This is why you have mislead peter to fire nundwe chifukwa chosapha anthu pa demonstration.Dont worry Nundwe is coming back to the barracks immediately peter goes and many police officers will be jobless.
Useless VP Chilima. A liar who is too arrogant and pompous. You can’t achieve most of the things you are promising because our country does not have the resources – that is why you have dropped all the promises you made last time. Shame on you
Mulopwana, President amakhala mmodzi ndi womutsatira. What is wrong with being a Runningmate? Umafuna kuti azikokanakokana kuti mupeze nkhani kuti muziti ali greedy for power and take advantage of that?
So Mr. Chilima has stooped so low as to come the Runningmate to Chakwera leader of the party of death and darkness. Thats is the end of UTM. Tell me – Will jessie Kabwira campaining for Lazarus Chakwera in this alliance in case he is made torchbearer of the alliance ? I doubt it because Chakwera fired her from the party. Mr. Chilima you say you think before you act, Really? and you think you just remain VP for ever? i dont see the MCP paving way for you to the leader of the coalition because you only have 4… Read more »
Mmmm but you will not be the president… Don’t lie to people.. You will be vice president… So that people they won’t cast their votes into the crocodiles dam… Mark my word.. People they came to hear, who will be the tourchbear in this alliance
We have more problems right now and yours is non of them Raza. I would rather be lied to by Chilima than be fooled and have my tax fucked by Muthalika. He is leaving. And those bills, the old man will sign them believe me. And Jane will go.
Woe to those who put their trust in men. Aise chilima ndikuuza, Malawi is poor because of people like you. Don’t excuse yourself from the mess because you are number 2. You leaders promise things which are beyond Malawi economic capability to implement. That’s why every president is rated as a failure because they lie in order to get into power. U skc, promised Malawians cheap fertiliser, mega farms and duty free week etc all of which cannot be achieved. Already this year you have found new lie of k75b loan scheme. Tell me if your loan scheme is different… Read more »