Malawi veep convoy stuck in Mzimba muddy road: Chilima gets first hand experience of bad roads

Vice President and UTM leader Saulos Chilima’s convoy got stuck in the mud on the Khosolo and Luwerezi road in Mzimba forcing him and his team to spend at least two hours on the spot on Tuesday.

Chilima out of the car to see the state of the road

Chilima and his UTM team help push the car

No easy road: UTM car being pushed

Chilima had just held an Imbizo at Khosolo and was going for another imbizo at Luwerezi as he finalized his 5 day visit to the northern region.

Ironically, budget for upgrading of the road was approved and funds provided for but nothing has been done on the ground so far.

Speaking at Luwerezi, UTM shadow MP for Mzimba Luwerezi Erick Chirwa said he Chilima had first hand experience of the Khosolo- Luwerezi road hence he was not going to talk about it’s sad state.

“Since you have seen and experienced it yourself, you have seen the gravity of the poor road network in this area but am happy that when you become President of this country on May 21 you will sort out this issue, ” said Chirwa.

In his remarks,  Chilima said it is sad that after 54 years of  independence,  the country still have such poor roads which are more of death traps to the people in the area.

He wondered why the whole Mzimba district do not have upgraded roads apart from the M1 which is just a passing road from other districts.

“The country needs to have better road network if we are to have real development. It is not fair that someone sits in the office convinced that the country is being run well while citizens use these kind of roads,” lamented Chilima.

He said when UTM gets in government in two months time, will improve the living conditions of people including upgrading the roads.

“Development is done by money which people pay tax, the money will not come from Saulos Chilima or any of us politicians, it is your own money, we just facilitate and lead on how we can implement the projects, ” said Chilima.

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Mwiri
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NANGA KUMENE KULI MISEU YABWINOKO SIMUNADUSEKO? BWANJI SIMUNAJAMBULE KUTI MWAYENDA NSEU WABWINO? KOMA KOIPA NDIYE KUJAMBULA SHAME ON YOU

Citizen
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Citizen

Chilima and his team are just noisy. UTM cannot win the next election. The best they can is third or forth position. This election will be won by MCP, take it or leave it.

Tanguchangalama
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Tanguchangalama

All we can learn from this Chilima handclapping, boot-licking group called UTM is that unemployment has reached stupifying levels. Ana akusowa zochita mmakomomu kenakono basi kumalondola anthu okhumudwa ndi ndale kumakakankha Galimoto mmatope with the hope kuti atati awina zisankho mudzidzaba ndalama ngati Ana a Dadi! This is wrong, tiyeni tilikonde dziko lathu……mbavazi zichoke, tiyambilenso! Almost every tangible infrastructure you can point at nza nthawi ya Kamuzu except for a few zangongolezi ngati stadium. The only hope now ndi abusawa, he just needs to have a good plan to manage Mia post election

winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

Malawians,it seems many of you have your brains contaminated with Hastings Banda’s POISON of 31 years of wanton dictatorship.How would someone blame Chilima who has been in leadership for not even one year? This is what Muthalika and his dupes are telling you to bark like wild-dogs? Comeon you half-brain rogues,Chilima has been in politics and leadership for not long time and he is showing Malawians through his thoughts and intelligence that given an opportunity to lead our dilapidated nation,Chilima will do just miracles because he is a pure Malawian who feels melancholy for the sufferings of his fellow Malawians.Contrary,Muthalika… Read more »

Mapopa
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MCP will never win an election in Malawi. mark my words. To pompous and full of jelously. It takes a person who is humble enough to visit such places. We needs leaders like Chilima to develop a good mindset among malawiana.

MCP is not different from ZANU PF of Zimbabwe. Never vote for MCP

Donald Phiri
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Donald Phiri

Thats super great….if he will do that when he wins which i doubt……..Good though for the future just dont come to avoid that spot when you are president you need to come back again and go smoothly…

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

Kikiki You haven’t seen anything yet. This is actually, and for real, “getting stuck in the mud” for the UTM bus.
When people were writing that one day soon, proverbially, the UTM bus will get stuck in the mud, they meant on 21st May. That is coming, you just wait.
Chilima kuima m’matope nkumaoneka ngati osasamba?

Mpempa
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Mpempa

What is new here? Are you serious we do know the extent of damage to our roads? Is it something new for Saulos to drive a car – of course, the guy does not know the 4×4 drive experience. He is another town guy used for town drive!!!!!!!! After all he is the vice president – he needs to do something and now!

Kibaki
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Kibaki

hahahahaha Che Saulos kukokonda matope ngati bakha bwanji

Nana
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Nana

Chilima wavala liti ma gambutsi? Staged event.

nyalugwe
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nyalugwe

Chilima should have been moving around these past 4 years to appreciate the state of affairs in the country and work together with Mutharika to improve things and if Mutharika would not listen, then Chilima should have resigned and formed a break-away party two years ago but no, only when he learnt that he would not running mate, did he decide to go Khosolo and Luwerezi to see the state of the roads (and waited until it had rained)

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