MCP parroting Chilima mantra on one million jobs in Malawi

The ‘Chilima factor’ is dominating the promises for Malawi ahead of May 21 2019 elections as vice-president Saulos Chilima  promises to create one million jobs in the country within a year has also been parroted by main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

Vice President Dr. Saulosi Chilima with MCP president Lazarous Chakwera: One million job  creation possible

Chilima, who dumped the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in June and is now leading the newly established United Transformation Movement (UTM), drew criticism from President Peter Mutharika, DPP  and MCP after he said he would create one million jobs in the first year in office once voted into power.

Mutharika said this was impossible.

But after immediate past president Joyce Banda  recebtly backed the Chilima vision, saying  it is possible to create one million jobs in the country within a year , the MCP has ironically also conceded  the job creation plan can work.

MCP national campaign director Moses Kunkuyu said  it is indeed possible to create even over one million jobs.

Kunkuyu told a news conference in Blantyre on Wednesday his party has  come up with National Service Programme which will create jobs for the youth in the country if elected into government.

Chilima promised to create a K40 billion fund to spur job creation if his UTM is ushered into power during the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

He urged Malawians to be optimistic and not pessimistic if the country is to move forward. It was in this regard that he unveiled a K40 billion fund—to be sourced locally through pension funds and other sources—to empower small and medium-scale enterprises and create jobs.

He said: “There is evidence that it is possible that we will create one million jobs. Job creation can be done in many ways. There are informal and formal sectors of employment.

“The K40 billion fund will benefit women, youths, the elderly and people with disabilities who will be given K200 000 each as start-up. If we disburse the K200 000s to 200 000 people who will employ at least one person each, we will have 400 000 jobs.

“The public sector will recruit and the private sector will also be provided an enabling environment to grow and create jobs. If anyone comes and tells you it is impossible to create one million jobs, tell them it is possible… N’zotheka.

Chilima, who worked in the private sector where he rose to become the first Malawian managing director for Airtel Malawi Limited before Mutharika picked him as his running mate in the May 20 2014 Tripartite Elections, said more jobs would be created through agricultural cooperatives, establishment of meg farms and revival of the Nsanje World Inland Port initiated by former president the late Bingu wa Mutharika.

He said it is possible for the beneficiaries of the planned K40 billion scheme to grow and employ more people.

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Malawiana
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Malawiana

MCP ikalowa muboma idzamanga obera zisankho za 2014 and iwo amene atap
44ha Robert Chasowa and killed pipo in 2011 and stole Mchinji by elections and one who sold Nyika park

Lloyd Shawa
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Then am tempted to believe that chilima might right

Babayalo
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Babayalo

It is very interesting and joyous when you hear about job creation promises in this country, but my urgument is on the sustainability and viability given the fact that there is a time frame of 1 year. Think of logistics of dismbursing the mwk200,000 to 200,000 people which would then employ one or 2 in a period of 12 months, it sounds like a wish to me and a fantasy, if this is how SKC intends to achieve this 1 million job goal in 1 year then he is shallow minded than i thought. If these funds are distributed, you… Read more »

Duli
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Duli

Chakwera anathawa un’idea kufuna utsogoleri wa dzulo lapansi. Woo into him and his EMUSIPI.

SIMASANJE
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SIMASANJE

The young man has vision for ordinary people we do feel that for the first in years we feel part of this nation its politics is tactile DPP twisted totally distorted pension parameters this started with Goodall Gondwe and Bingu the account One thieves the matchona team the unloving people. The face of our government is murderous all the elite are busy breeding schemes on self aggrandisement K145m is just pocket money.. We are s bleeding nation on our knees voting thieves every five years SKC please remove the cobwebs maybe we can re-own our nation the thieves will vomit… Read more »

Chihuahua
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Chihuahua

How many youths were in MYP ? He can create in similar MYP project but different ly…Now chilima can create 1million jobs its possible he has be vice president he knows there possibility and theres taxpayers money there people are misusing it.

So its possible…

Duncan
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Putting together MCP’s brilliant ideas and a few DPP’s ideas in summary, SKC rushes out to people before campaign time. in pretext of launching TUM is the crookest way of likasa type.

Surely, this small guy is a stealer.

Shithole Country Shithole dpp
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Chilima ndevu ngati Dumbo Lemani is the one stealing ideas from others. The issue of transformal leadership started with Rev. Dr. Chakwera. The party Chilima is heading was stolen from Kambala. Surely you can’t create one million jobs in one year. You need strategic planning. At the same time Malawians need decent jobs and decent houses. We need street lights. We need good schools not expensive private schools which came with Bakili. Look at the roads in locations. Area 49 road was scrapped 20 years ago. Look at the roads in new area 25. Coming back to jobs do you… Read more »

patrick chisale
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patrick chisale

skc he cant create 1000 jobs pa 1 yr

kaka ni dada
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kaka ni dada

Waiting to hear what is in this National Youth Programme before I criticise or cmoment negatively. What Chilima has failed is to tell us a proper strategy to achieve 1 million jobs, may be this coming NYSP will provide answers. Bravo MCP! Kwachaaaaaaa!

BigMan
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BigMan

Please, we dont want your MYP thugs to make a comeback. We have suffered enough.

Malawiana
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Malawiana

viva MCP…and we don’t want it utm cadets that killed Chasowa…

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