Mia says Lower Shire for Chakwera: Chilima assures steady market for cotton, end hunger

Vice President Salous Chilima has urged people of Lower Shire to vote for  Tonse Alliance presidential ticket pair of torchbearer Lazarus Chakwera and him as running mate, saying the Tonse Alliance will ensure that there is steady market and better prices for cotton and address issue of hunger  in the lower shire.

Chilima: Tonse Alliance will secure victory
Mia: I am loyal to Dr Chakwera

Chilima, the country’s estranged Vice-President—who is also UTM Party president—was speaking at a Tonse Alliance joint rally at Nsangwe in Chikwawa on Tuesday.

He said the Tonse Alliance will not swallow parties but that it was agreed that individual parties will remain intact.

Chilima said the alliance was formed to make sure the opposition wins with a wide margin to avoid resorting to the courts again.

He said Tonse alliance apart from identifying steady markets for cotton, will also establish factories in Lower Shire to process the cotton and beef.

Chilima also admonished those who are trying to devide the country on tribal and religious lines, saying “Malawians are one and love unity.”

He said employment of people in the civil service, including the Malawi Defence Force and Police should be done on merit and not based on ones tribe and region of origin.

Addressing the people earlier, MCP deputy president Sidik Mia said the huge crowd at Nsangwe in Chikwawa is a clear testimony that people in Lower Shire are still behind MCP.

“Those are votes for Dr Chakwera. It is a clear testimony that what  Malawi Electoral Commission announced in 2019 that MCP lost in Lower Shire was false. Their votes were stolen,” said Mia.

He said it was worrisome that hunger is already bitting people of Lower Shire, just a month after harvesting.

Mia urged the Tonse Alliance to assist people of Lower Shire with food and also identify markets for cotton which is the only cash crop for lowershire.

He said people of Lower Shire are ready and eager to vote for Chakwera and  are solidly behind the Tonse alliance.

On Tuesday’s Tonse Alliance rally was the third  for the Chakwera-Chilima pair to hold together since the launch of the official campaign period. Their first joint rally was at Mzuzu Stadium upper ground on May 2. The duo was scheduled to jointly address other rallies in Kasungu and at Lukuni in Lilongwe, but Chakwera could not make it due to a bereavement in his family. They held their second rally on Monday in Blantyre.

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Sungani
9 months ago

Nyasa Times is only balanced publication giving us stories from all alliances

Phiri
Phiri
9 months ago

Lower Shire has taught TONSE alliance lesson. Rallies/whistle stop tours were less patronised.

Hanna
Hanna
9 months ago

There was a pathetic crowd even TIMES and Brian Banda analephera kukokera. Musova a TONSE alliance. People have now seen you for what you really are – confused power hungry people.

Mwini muzi.
9 months ago

Farmers, don’t trust Chilima on the good prices and new markets for cotton. He is on record to have lied about availability of nandolo market in India after coming back from there. At the time, some of us who observe the market indices had long known that India was already caltivating theirs on large scale deaming hopes for such a market for Malawi as purported by Chilima.

Rex Nhongo
Rex Nhongo
9 months ago

In the military they will always be quota system. They don’t allow anthu amudzi umodzi kuti mukadzadzane kumeneko. Kenako muzayamba ku ganiza zolanda boma mwaupandu! Just stick to education only or maybe work places. Where nepotism is the order of the day now. There is big difference between nepotism and networking. Networking is based on professionalism while nepotism is based on discrimination based on who you are related and things like tribes, etc.

Chechamba
Chechamba
9 months ago

DPP HAS NO CHANCE TO WIN THE PRESIDENTIAL RERUN WITHOUT WIDE SPREAD AND SYSTEMATIC IRREGULARITIES ASSISTED BY THE DEPARTED JANE ANSAH.

Malawi walero
Malawi walero
9 months ago

Group of idiots only

Mother of all battles
9 months ago

Agogo APM please 🙏🏽 please 🙏🏽 tulukani nkhondo yakula kuno. Dulani drip ngati muli pa drip. Fwamphula paipi yokodzeramo ngati muli pa catheter. Valani diaper ngati muli pa chamber. Nkhondo yakula kuno. Goodall Gondwe watuluka ndi ndodo yake. Mulli wachoka kummwera koma palibe chikuchitika. The allied forces are all over dropping cluster bombs using B-52 mighty bombers. You are the last hope with your flying arms and mawu osamveka bwino aja. Please 🙏🏽 come out.

Xxxxx
Xxxxx
9 months ago

Chilima if you are good at governance kindly don’t accept to be minister of finance. Don’t grab every position leave some for hon Harry mlekanjala mkandawire. Chilima how are you going to feel when you alone form a quorum at cabinet meeting?

Leave the post of finance minister to one of the parties’ finance spokespersons.

Joni
Joni
9 months ago

Boma iloooo!!!

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