Relief as Malawi cut fuel prices: UTM says govt follows Chilima instructions 

The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) has announced fuel pump price reduction effective Saturday January 12 by an average of 6 percent in what UTM party is bragging that “ thanks to Vice President Saulos Chilima’s instructions”.

Motorists get relief with cut of fuel prices

The recommend retail price for petrol is now K868 from K923.50 and K874 from K949.60 for diesel.

Chilima, who is torchbearer of the newly formed UTM party,  told government to revise fuel prices downwards to K800 per litre for petrol saying globally petrol prices are going down.

In a statement Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) revised the price of petrol from K923.50 to K868 per litre, diseal from K949.50 to K874 and paraffin from K781.80 to K710.50.

Chilima said at a Kuwala Night event on December 15,2018 that government needs to revise the fuel prices downwards and not rip off Malawians.

“In fact the price of petrol should be around K800 per litre because that’s what the world fuel prices are dictating. We should not rip off our people,” he said.

UTM secretary general Patricia Kaliati said the party was pleased with fuel price reduction “because government has followed instruction by our leader Chilima.”

Since Chilima broke ranks with ruling DPP, government has been implementing some decisions suggested by the Vice President during public rallies.

It removed tuition fees for secondary school students after Chilima said he will make sure that no student should fail to go to school because of fees.

Government also brought  a bill in parliament to give pensioners K20 000 monthly benefits and this was after Chilima had said he will introduce the benefits for pensioners who would get K15 000.

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Chilima
Chilima
2 years ago

I didn’t know Chilima is more than an IDIOT! And UTM is a club of ignorant frustratees!!
You will NEVER rule the country with this garbage mind

Sikusinja
Sikusinja
2 years ago

Iwe wemwe umati samakumvela, but because you knew that the mechanism of reducing fuel fuel atsika u want to make it about you. How come u dint ask Escom and Water Boards to reduce their tariffs?

Truth Pains
2 years ago

Voice of the poor is Chilima, had it bn Chilima was quite often this matter about fuel , you wouldn’t revise the price down wards.

This surely shows our president is not in control indeed.
Someone beside him is in control of my mother Malawi.

I salute you Chilima for fight for the poor.

mtete
mtete
2 years ago

Government is not following Chllima’s instructions. In fact Chakwera said literally the same thing and UTM should not claim credit.

What APM/DPP is doing is trying to buy popularity and May 2019 votes. Ndiye paja anati ” pasambira nfulu ndi a kapolo omwe pomwepo. Campaign imeneyi itidyetsa za bwino.

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
2 years ago

I am surprised with your shall thinking! Him being the vice President of Malawi he boasts that the government is talking his instructions, Does it mean he has been waiting to form his won party and start pointing a finger at the same government where he is party? Is this not hypocrisy? Why did he fight for the people in the last 4 years?

harlod
harlod
2 years ago

and you thako osalamulila iweyo amene ukuona utm ikuchepa koma iweyo nde uzalamulila

Mtenzi Mzungu
Mtenzi Mzungu
2 years ago

Yes this is what I always say SKC can be better off being an opposition leader. Thus the role God has given him. We need checks and balances

Thako
2 years ago

UTM will never rule this country.They can not even secure parliamentary seat .Its just a group of extroverts who are too hungry of stealing crash

M'Malawi
M'Malawi
2 years ago
Reply to  Thako

The people will decide. Not you. By the way you sound like one of the Apumbwas

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

Chilima told them to do it and they have followed the instructions indeed. SKC is effectively the president of Malawi. APM is a shell, being bled dry by the likes of Mchacha and Dausi. At 80 the old fellow is only fit for resignation.

Okatraz
Okatraz
2 years ago
Reply to  BigMan

hahaha up to now you do not know that Malawi reviews fuel prices each month? and that it has its own system since joyce banda reign in effecting fuel prices. grow up big man and think properly

Kandawe
Kandawe
2 years ago

Ndiye zikugwilizana bwanji kutsitsa mtengo wa mafuta Kwa bona ndi chilima, kkkkkk Koma ku utm kuli Mbuzi zokha zokha

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