Security scholar backs SKC pledge to end police road sides parade

One of the country’s leading security scholars Brigadier General Collins M. Chirwa has backed the decision by United Transformation Movement (UTM) leader Saulos Chilima suggestion to stop the culture of lining up police officers along the roads before the Head of State passes through, saying this is tantamount to excessive use of security.

Chilima disembarks from the car he drove himself to the rally

Chilima, the country’s vice president, came out gun blazing on Sunday at a political rally in Ntcheu, promising to cut the presidential convoy on the first day of his job  if elected President in May 21 2019 Tripartte Elections  and stop the culture of lining up the police along the roads, saying this was slavery.

He said the tendency of lining up the law enforcers from Blantyre to Lilongwe just because one person (the president) wants to use the road was dehumanizing and glorification of a mortal as an immortal.

Chirwa said instead of lining up the police officers along the road, the head of state and the vice president should instead be accompanied by adequate security personnel on their road journeys.

“The law should provide as to how many security personnel the head of state or the vice president should have on road journeys instead of lining up the security personnel along the roads hours on end when they could have been doing equally other important work elsewhere,” he said.

Chilima also said once in power, the UTM will review the unnecessary closure of the roads when the presidential motorcade is passing, saying the current arrangement is more of glorification than security.

But a legal analyst has faulted Chilima for suggesting that UTM will facilitate the amendment of the Constitution to give the office of the vice president more authority and certainty.

Justin Dzonzi said doing so would be creating another parallel government within the government.

Dzonzi said world over, the office of the vice president falls under the office of the president, saying this is because the vice president is just a care taker in the event that the office of the president falls vacant.

“It would be wrong to give the office the permanent mandate, the vice president elsewhere gets instructions from the president. The framers of the Constitution knew what they were doing,” he said.

He said it would be illogical to change the Constitution to deal with a specific problem.

Chilima has had an acrimonious relationship with his boss, president Peter Mutharika after the vice president expressed interest to challenge Mutharika for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party presidency.

He said there was need to empower and respect the office of the vice president.

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Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

A Dzonzi u mean our constitution has not been changed bcoz of an annomally that the pple feel oppresive? Aint we saying Section 4 be scrapped or amended coz its falling out of touch? Who is going to amend it, inst it the parliament then the SKC as President assent it? M’mene ma Vice athu mbuyo monsemu akunyozeredwa but getting paid & fed tax payers money without working for it ma Lawyer athunu mukukondwera nazo zimenezi?

ndele
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ndele

tikuti musite CILIMA NAYESO ACITE ZOMWE ZINGACITIKE. VUTO LANU NDI CANI, NKEESA NANU A DPP ETC MUNABWERA NDI MANIFESTO ANU. AKULAKWA CILIMA NCIANI, MWAAATANI INU, MITU YANU IKUGWERA , KOMA TILI LIMODZI??????????????? Eetu simwakhala 9 yezi manifesto ena akukanikani? mu february tadikila magesi ali kuti, munakabwereka ma geniseti, mulibe plan yoigwilila ncitoyi, ena anpita kudooka ati kukalandila zisulozi ma suit nyetinyeti makosi ali olowa nkati mimba lendelende ngati za zeru, siuyu lelo mma ofesi tikupita kukangodikilila zipindazi, kumacoka mma 2 kololko cifuwa cosowa cocita magetsi kulibe and am talking of today guys. yes we closed the offices. kutionelela, bola kutsekula… Read more »

santana
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santana

The first year of his dreams will be changing everything in the current constitution. Akuluwa akuchuluka phuma kwambiri. Koma udindowu mukuufuniradi chilungamo ndi asuwani anuwo a Callista kapena mukungofuna ndalama za Bingu? Mukufuna mpando Chakwera alikuti? MCP has been in opposition for so many years and you think you can just takeover the state in 9 months? MCP supporters are not vocal but they come serious on the voting day that is why they have maintained the number 2 position in all the previous elections. Chilima should explain why he is keeping Ngalande with his famous panga show in the… Read more »

Unoka
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Unoka

Pathfinder, my humble request to you is be objective in your analysis of issues. The chief essence of the discussion of the subject matter is to express our views how best things should be done in the best interest of the country. Being a Yao, Ngoni, Chewa, HLomwe or Tumbuka etc has nothing to do with the issue at hand. In addition, when we say Malawi as a nation, we mean Malawi as a whole and if we have a system that has deficiency some where, we are all affected in one way or another regardless of who you are… Read more »

Mike Tembwe
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Mike Tembwe

This SCK guy is not consistent with his idea and thinking. When government removed part of his security detail, he complained and went to court and the security detail was restored. On sunday in Ntcheu, the same guy is saying we need to reduce the security detail for the President because he feels it is a waste of resources. Kwenikweni akufuna chani? Is he taking us for a ride? Is this how he said he is going to play a different politics by telling lies in a different way? Is he taking us for zombies? To be honest, the likes… Read more »

liwale
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hahahaha i hope you didn’t get it right Mike, or i can see its a matter of twisting the idea given by the President in waiting. He said lining up Police officers in the streets of Malawi for the whole day just for a single person to pass is a waste of resources. He even go on and said they will determine how much security shall be required to accompany the President instead of this glorificati

Mjomba
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Mjomba

Atumbuka has spoken well. A Chilima Mpando aufuna kwabasi.

Morgan
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Zina lako kukhala limenelo nchimwene? Atumbuka nsanje basis mtima mbeeee? Ziwanda zinazi abale!

Kanganiwamba
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Kanganiwamba

Security scholar? My foot!.

Power
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Power

Mr Aspirant (SKC) kulankhula kwa ndithe ndithe nanthambwe adzitengera. We know you need power and that is your wish but be sensitive with promises you make to the nation. Note that the more you do the more you creating more opposition and pressure for yourself if you’re given chance to rule Malawi, because simudzakwanitsa kusintha zinthu zinazi. Today DPP is in trouble because they failed to follow their own manifesto. Take a big note: mmalawi wamasiku ano anapenya he/she makes own decisions, that is why almost all rallies whether its UTM, MCP and DPP you are able to see large… Read more »

DR MANGA
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Then whats the meaning of campaign ???????

Atumbuka Nsanje
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Atumbuka Nsanje

Security scholar….Ever seen Trump or Obama security?How many roads are closed when Trump is in town..What about the aerial cover.
No wonder the former army general was killed in Nchweu ndimaganizo ameneo.

Now let me rake you to Nigeria.Doyou know that apart from groundsecurity for the Army commander he also has air cover..You cant compromisw thw Security of the Head of State..

Remove this hatred….

Hard Truth
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Hard Truth

@Atumbuka Nsanje

The security scholar’s name is “CHIRWA”. So you know what that means. Stop wasting time with this dull bastard so called scholar.

THE REAL NORTHERNER
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THE REAL NORTHERNER

Mbuzi iweyo. Security security pano. Chitsiru.

MUNYERA
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MUNYERA

Mbuzi yeniyeni ndiiweyo.

James
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James

I think you have misunderstood what the security scholar is suggesting. Do not comment on things you have no knowledge. If the president is accompanied by enough security personnel what do you think can happen? He means a good number to accompany the president and remove policemen lining up in our roads. What king of hatred are you talking about? Who is targeted here? Do you already have results of who will be the next president? What makes you compare Malawi to the USA and Nigeria? We are far from killing each other here in Malawi, brother.

Moyo
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Moyo

Penapake u have to look at the country situation.u are quotin countries tht have terrorists vying for the presidents life. Why dont u look at countries like indonesia where the president takes a bike to Work and interacts with people. Security has to work hand in hand with the level of threat. Another example is when Joyce banda reduced her security detail… nothing happened.

Wiseman
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Wiseman

What kind of scholar is he/she, everywhere President has maximum security, Sometimes we change our malamulo based on hate and jelasi. Army commander was shot down by unknown people akugula kachewele apo, up to now nobody knows his killers. Ndiye mwati president aziyenda with few security personnel? Timayenda pansitu paja, no govnt Air craft to be used by the president. Kaya muzaona president atamugwetsa cha mu tsanganomu

Dziko
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Dziko

Head of state wanu opanda nzeruyu angafune kumupha ndani zaziiii

Mchacha the Terrorist
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Mchacha the Terrorist

@ Dziko

Eti eti ndani angafune kupha this inept corrupt man. A DPP ndinu anthu omvesa Chisoni. Chicken brains

Kaitano
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Kaitano

I had the same question, thank you.kikkkkk ndiye mkumati apha ndani tsono?

pathfinder
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pathfinder

Atumbuka Nsanje, these people ara stupid, i sometimes ask myself who appointed them to their posts. I mean people like Mtambo, Kajoloweka, Trepence and the likes. what have they done to Malawi except leading 20 crooked young tumbuka people to historical death? Fuck these so called organizations.

Mchacha the Terrorist
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Mchacha the Terrorist

@ Pathfinder Koma uli Ndisankho loipa nyongolosi iwe. Ndepaja mwagundika kulandira Ma PhDs a cypress alomwe inu . Dr. Pathfinder ; Dr Ben phiri ; Dr. Ngongoliwa ; Dr. Mchacha ; Dr Kondwani Nankhumwa ; Dr Muli ; Prof Getrude Mutharika ; Prof . simbuleta ; Dr. Ujeni etc . Ma graduate a cypress international institute . You are a disgrace . Timanga Kaye bachelors degree , kenako masters degree and these have to genuine ones osati nyasi ZANU za cypress . And then 3-5 years study to obtain PhD . Mwamva alomwe inu . Kungokhala anthu opepera ndikugunata basi.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

kikkkk will be following your comments buddy, don’t change your name please! Hahahahaha Drs from Lwomwes, Dr Lwomwe, Dr ujeni hahahahahahahaha! Mamamamama in!

Cashgate1
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What has this to do with being Tumbuka. Ufiti basi. The issue here is what security does one provide to a president yet without a gun but by just standing on the road? If you read careful the story it says, alternatively it would be better to increase the security personel that travels with the President with ample equipment for defence than have a bunch of them standing day long, and claiming lots of allowances just to see the president pass that distance. Like you have said, remove hatred for Tumbuka and be objective in your thoughts

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