Malawi VP Chilima off to America for ‘private engagements’: To present presidential nomination papers February 6

Vice-President Saulos Chilima, who is also UTM party president, left for  United States of America (USA) on Monday morning for what his office says is a private visit.

Chilima leaving for US

Chilima left through Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe and was seen off  by UTM officials.

Special assistant to the Vice-President on economic affairs Milward Tobias said in a brief statement that Chilima is visiting US for “private engagements.”

He said the Vice President arrives back home on January 24  through Kamuzu International Airport.

In October 2018, Chilima also made foreign trips to the United Kingdom, Nigeria and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, a development which drew State House anger.

In December, Chilima went to  Abuja, Nigeria to attend a high-level meeting on mitigating disruptive applications of information and communication technology (ICT) in electoral processes in Africa.

Meanwhile, Chilima says his presentation of nomination papers to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) on February 6 is a turning point in Malawi’s political history, pledging to fight corruption and bring development to Malawi to new levels never seen before.

Speaking before a mammoth crowd in Salima north west constituency on Saturday, Chilima said he was just waiting for the day he would present the presidential nomination papers, saying this will mark the highly contentious May 21 election.

“This will be a new chapter in our history. UTM wants to bring development in this country never seen before but we need to fight and end corruption first,” he said.

Chilima pledged that the UTM-led government would abide by the rule of law, governance, bring in new agricultural methods for improved production as well as find markets for peasant farmers.

“Salima people should not be starving. You have lake water just within your backyards. We should use the water for irrigation so that you can grow crops all year round, this is an initiative my government would do,” he said.

He also said his administration would end the free fertilizer and farm in puts program saying it only benefitted a few but enriched many crooked corrupt officials.

Chilima said the best would be to sell the fertilizer at a cheaper price to everybody.

The Republican vice president also warned that he would order Malawians to stop paying tax for two months to force the government stop arbitrary arrests.

“If people don’t pay tax for two months, we will see where the government will get the money to pay the police who are used to arrest innocent opposition figures,” said the UTM leader.

Chilima told the eagerly listening crowd the development programs his UTM has lined up for them once voted into power on May 21, saying his government would serve the interests of the ordinary people not the interests of politicians.

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emmanuel chavula
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emmanuel chavula

chilima is only hope for malawians ine no need to vote for mp ndi enaoooooo only chilima kumabwerako chilima botooo kut buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

emmanuel chavula
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emmanuel chavula

yes

Mtumbuka weniweni
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Mtumbuka weniweni

Muzikalepheranso kuyankha mafunso pa interview. Desperate for power, you are just wasting your time Malawians can’t vote for you

Ochewa
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Ochewa

Komatu mutawina mudzawononga chuma cha boma ndi ma ulendo opanda Pake. Luckily, you will never be President of this country .

ZOWO
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ZOWO

Then who will be? Opitala? nde Dziko kusalifunila zabwinotu

BENJAMIN NDHLOVU
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BENJAMIN NDHLOVU

ngati si chilima ndiye ndani wina Opitala kkkkkkk

Nyankhoma
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Nyankhoma

Dr. Laz is always travelling abroad – without fanfare at the airport. No showbiz

ZOWO
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ZOWO

Chakwela sangakhale president nanu…munthu anathawa kulalikila uko…mulungu wake uti angalole ochakwela kulamulila? mulekeni Chilima…he has all what we need in a leader..

Arafat Hamdani
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Arafat Hamdani

Iwe ndiye umadziwana ndi mulungu mpakana kudzuka zofuna zamulungu kuti akufuna Chilima…Uchidzete kapena kachasu

Ochewa
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Ochewa

Inunso wanuyo anathawa kugulitsa mayunitsi

BigMan
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BigMan

No, its just that nobody is interested with the good Reverend.

BigMan
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BigMan

These are always very important visits for incoming President, the key world leaders must get to know you and the potential impact you have on Malawi. Most of them are tired of hearing about corruption levels and lack of development in Malawi. How long must we be the poorest nation whilst our leaders such as APM, Mchacha, Gertrude, and Jappie are amongst the richest in Africa.

opportunist
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opportunist

Muyende bwino .God’s face should shine on you always

mboba
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mboba

MCP ndi nyatawa kuwataya a Kabwira, amadziwa is a traiter. Kwabwira has reached where she belonged #team Msowoya, Kaliwo!!!!

THIRD EYE
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THIRD EYE

youre even failing to spell the word traitor , shame on you , live JK alone UTM BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMA!!!!!!!!!!!1

M'malawi okwiya
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M'malawi okwiya

Have a nice journey our beloved President may the almighty Allah be with you until we meet again

Ntengo wa Kesia
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Ntengo wa Kesia

Koma iweeee! Kodi Chilima wamwalira?

True Malawian
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True Malawian

Whether you present on the last day or Tizadziwa ndife a Malawi po vota…We gave you a chance to lead the nation with APM but you were busy trying to prepare yourself for the title…tiyeni nazo..