North MPs Nyalonje, Chinthu, Shaba, Muyaba, Njikho  join UTM: Professor Mwanza back Chilima

Acting secretary general of United Transformation Movement (UTM) Patricia ‘Akweni’ Kaliati on Saturday hailed members of parliament in the northern region who joined the new political grouping led by Vice-President Saulosi Chilima.

Mzuzu City MP Leonard Njikho who dumped DPP this week at UTM rally

Chilima at Mzuzu upper stadium

Callista Mutharika welcoming Professor Mwanza at UTM rally

Chilima’s rally at Mzuzu upper stadium  to launch UTM in the northern region witnessed a large number of young people gracing the launch, with a number of legislators who  joined the movement.

Some notable faces present were given an opportunity to endorse Chilima as UTM torchbearer in 2019 included  marverick Agness Nyalonje, Olipa Muyaba and Rabson Chihaula Shaba from Mzimba, Chinthu Phiri of Nkhatabay and Mzuzu MP Leonard Njinkho.

Also speaking an endorsing Chilima included  Speaker Richard Msowoya, Loveness Gondwe, who once led the New Rainbow Coalition and presence of former minister Professoner Peter Mwanza – who was a close ally of former president late Bingu wa Mutharika.

“We are very pleased to be able to welcome the MPs and thousands of people to the UTM,” said Kaliati.

Speaking at the rally earlier, Muyaba said the current Democrtaic Progressive Party (DPP) government has let  people down and that she was elected an independent in 2014 but now is convinced UTM is the political grouping to belong to.

“UTM led by Chilima effective alternative. I am convinced that the UTM stand for honest and credible policies which can change this country for the better,” she said,

In his speech, Speaker Msowoya described the mammoth crowd like Anfield, the home ground of Liverpool, saying Chilima “will never walk alone.”

Msowoya also hailed Chilima  for his pledge to abolish the quota system of selecting students to public universities—a subject which remains emotive—with a number of leaders promising to do the same before, but not living to their word.

He said: “Quota system unacceptable”, and encouraged Chilima to pursue the plan on improving university education, apart from crackdown of corruption when he is elected Head of State next year.

Msowoya said UTM will build a university in Karonga.

Elsewhere, UTM has attracted legislators who include  former first lady and legislator for Balaka West Patricia Shanil-Dzimbiri.  Lucius Banda from Balaka, UTM national chairperson Noel Masangwi, Willet Kalonga from Chiradzulu, Malisoni Ndau from Ntcheu, Mwanza Central MP Paul Chibingu and Boni Kalindo from Mulanje.

There was also a live band performed by Soul Chembezi which performed the famous song ‘Mukamalimbana naye Chilima, mumumva kupweteka’ in Tumbuka “ Mupilike ku winya”.

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Kalenga ndi Mzake
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Kalenga ndi Mzake

UTM will build a university in Karonga according to Msowoya. How ridiculous is that. A university for what. That’s the problem with these people. All they want is votes by making stupid promises. Does Karomga really need a university

CHIPYELERO
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CHIPYELERO

I am of the view the turn out was a bit lower than I expected if I were to compare the turn out at Masintha and Njamba. What really happened?

Abiti Mponda
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Abiti Mponda

statistically or going by statistics, north is lower than all other regions. South is the highest so no wonder. My thinking though., subject to be corrected.

winston msowoyay
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Please Mr.Yatuta,which Msowoya are you pointing at,Winston Msowoya or Richard Msowoya?

winston msowoyay
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NYALONJE,SHABA,MUYABA,PROF.MWANZA NYALUGWE AND THE REST,you have done the deed!!!!!! All Northerners,you have done the deed together with other Pan-Africanists from the two regions.God is powerful.Indeed, quota system,is barbaric and tribalistically motivated,it had no use in our country apart from Chakwera who abandond God to engage in money making.SHAME ON YOU CHAKWERA!!!!!! In fact,quota system,benefitted the Northerners better than the mbewa eaters and nyau dancers in the sense that the Northerners,worked harder than before in order to beat the giantic monster quoter system,but however,our children were doing just fine.WAMAHARA NI WAMAHARA BAS!!!!! A month ago,we had a meeting in Alberta, Canada… Read more »

Tiyanjane
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Tiyanjane

Winston, you are the only one in diaspora who posts childish comments.. you sound like you never used your years in exile to get good education.. I don’t think Chilima is impressed with your labelling Malawians according to their ancestral background. We herei in Malawi are working towards unity . We have put race, gender , ethnicity behind us. That is why you never get anyone supporting your devisive outbursts.

Duli
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Duli

You are lying. For us a breakdown of attendees. Am sure majority were batumbuka

Mahule 1,000,000 Jobs Party
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Very stupid. Osamangolimbana ndi dpp bwanji? Chilima akulimbana ndi mbava za dpp Iwe ukulemba za posomela pako

Yatuta
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Kodi ma tractor aja a Msowoya sanasolore nawo? Bwanji akunena za ziphuphu iwonso anadya nawo.

Duli
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Duli

Anasolola.

chikoti
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chikoti

..the saying ” The higher you climb,the more nakedness you show” comes into the mind…UTM wants to portray as ANZERU A KU MMAWA”..Malawi chenjera..kumbukira mbuyomu,nsapato xaulere,feteleza WA uleya games this is another version of ukhukuku..mbava team B…UTM ndi DPP reserve, chenjera Malawi Wanga.

Beza
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Beza

Nyamuyawa and nyalonje spent forces. Cant win no matter how hard you try. Impossible.
Mwanza too old. Uncle Jose is on his way out as well.

viva mcp
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viva mcp

Launches over. The battle lines drawn. MCP more fire. Osati mbavazi za utm n dpp

Similandu
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Similandu

Professor Mwana be careful you’ll end up like Goodall. Goodall is wallowing in buffoonery. Honourable retirement given your advanced age you expiry date is now don’t weigh yourself down with UTM attire your presence conveys a million pages of support kususuka ayi

VYOTO
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VYOTO

ONCE AGAIN THE INTENDED PLAN TO ABOLISH THE EVIL AND DISCRIMINATORY QUOTA SYSTEM OF SELECTING STUDENTS INTO PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IS MOST WELCOME. THE POPULAR FORMER PRESIDENT BAKILI MULUZI ABOLISHED IT WHY NOT CHILIMA. WE ALL KNOW EXCEPT THE EVIL THINKING COLLEAGUES THAT ANOTHER FORMER PRESIDENT LATE BINGU MUTHALIKA INTODUCED THE DISCRIMINATORY AND STUPID QUOTA SYSTEM IN BAD FAITH. AFTER UNGRATEFULLY DITCHING BAKILI MULUZI AND UDF WHO HANDPICKED HIM FOR PRESIDENCY LATE BINGU WAS IN A FIX AND USED UNFAIR TACTICS SUCH AS INTRODUCTION OF QUOTA SYSTEM TO HAVE SUPPORT.DID IT MAKE SENSE TO RE- INTRODUCE A SYSTEM THAT OUR OWN… Read more »

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