SKC comes guns blazing: To cut presidential convoy, to free Malawi police officers from ‘road slavery’

Vice President and leader of the United Transformation Movement (UTM)  Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima  (SKC) has come out gun blazing promising to cut the presidential convoy and stop the culture of lining up the police along the roads, saying this was slavery.

Malawi VP Chilima: We should not take a Head of State as a semi-god

Chilima speaking at the Ntcheu UTM rally

Part of the people at UTM rally in Ntcheu

Speaking to a massive crowd in his home district of Ntcheu, Chilima 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.

“This will stop forthwith. We should not take someone as a semi-god. It is not good to line up the police officers on the road the whole day and give them cold food.

“If it is a matter of topping up their salaries with the allowances, then leave that to us. We will increase their salaries considerably,” said Chilima amid applause and ululations from the attentive crowd.

He said  if elected president in the 2019 Tripartite Elections, his UTM administration  will review the unnecessary closure of the roads when the presidential motorcade is passing.

“The current arrangement is more of glorification than security. We can’t afford such luxury when children are learning under a tree and patients in hospitals are told to find their own transport because there are no ambulances,” he said.

” From next year this tendency of lining up Police officers from Lilongwe to Blantyre will stop. Police Officers are humans , they went to training and need respect. They do not deserve to be subjected to such cruel tendency where they  stand the whole day even during rains,” he said.

Chilima dwelt much of the speech outlining UTM agenda saying the movement was born out of a strong desire to see a better Malawi for everyone.

” UTM has come not to seek power, but to seek legitimacy and political space to transform Malawi.  To create a Malawi that is free of corruption, nepotism and tribalism, a Malawi with new and progressive politiccs and with strong foundation for sustainable development,” he said.

He said currently there is wanton plunder of resources being perpetrated by the current regime and that nepotism in public appointments has now become their mainstay.

” That is why UTM has prioritized a systems change – a comprehensive socio-political and economic systems overhaul that is going ensure that the country remains tamper-proof forever. When that system is put in place, there will never, again, be a party or leader that will abuse public resources without consequences,” he said.

Chilima promised to etablsih ‘Mega Farms’ for horticulture produce and legumes that will come complete with processing plants, completion of the Tsangano-Neno Road to be extended to Nkula all the way to Chileka, Construction of Kasinje-Ntcheu boma road and rehabilitation of Mpira dam and reforestation of its catchment area to end water problems in Ntcheu and Balaka.

He also promised safe and portable driniking water to people in the district.

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Mapwiya
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Mapwiya

Bambo Chilima kulota pa podium.Muti simufuna maudindo And yet you said u vice wakucheperani

Victor Jumbo
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Victor Jumbo

Thanks Chilima for your sound vision for our beloved country “Malawi “. For so long Malawians have suffered at the hands of our greedy and uncaring leaders . We have hard very greedy and very selfish presidents before and it is very refreshing now to have someone not only young and mature like you but also with very sound knowledge and wisdom and good will of the people and country at heart who is prepared to steer the sinking ship to safety. For this you have my total trust, best wishes and above all my prayers,. With God nothing is… Read more »

Unoka
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Unoka

UTM MOTO BUUU!!! UTM 2019 BOMA!!!, APUMBWA PAULENDO!!!

Ndikunyenyaninyenani Pumbwa Party
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Iwe Chilima don’t make promises that you made to your girlfriends during the time you were at Airtel. You are part of this stupid government and we are paying you for doing nothing. Nkhalambayitu idalinba mtima kutaya green card. Iwenso limba mtima posiya u VP for us to know you’re serious. Kamuzu was using a helicopter from place to place to avoid causing inconvenience. Today the choppers are almost grounded. Chilima you are surrounded by people we hate like Kaliati and Masangwi. Usatipusitse with a multitude of promises just to get the top job. A Malawi chenjerani ndi mneneri wonyenga.… Read more »

lol
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lol

kkkkk mneneri onyenga mwati.komabe at least akutsitsa fundo zomwe anthu akufuna kunva.zizwoneka 2019 yomweyo.kuba sikungatheretu koma mwina zithu zidzasuthyako kusiyana ndi mmene zilili panomu

DAUSI WANG
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Pumbwa chokam chenjera ndiwe isaaaa ife we r happy with what chilima is doing and promising to us…. timacoment topanda pake pitani nato uko with your stupit DPP gurus … you have nothing to tangible to tell malawians mbuzi

santana
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santana

Akuluwa I think Manganya and Winiko are teaching him drama. He is not serious.

From Likoma
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From Likoma

@ Santana

I expected this from you chicken brain. If chilima is not serious then what is mutharika doing. Because if there is one hell of a comedian in malawi at present it is Peter mutharika. He is simply Charlie Chaplin of malawi .

IWALANI WA GANYAVU
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IWALANI WA GANYAVU

The UDF Government ordered the removal all SECURITY CHECK Points along the main roads immediately it was ushered in. What were the consequencies and how long did that order take before it was reinstated by the same Government. For those who were not around or have forgotten, there was proliferation of unlincenced guns and increase in Arm Robbery cases. Avoid tackling Security issues with a civilian mind.

Filly
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Filly

Ngt simusintha kaganizidwe kanu ka ndaleka ndikuyamba kuganiza za tsogolo la malawj ndithu amalawi, the only achievement you wil find is to prove someone wrong for the rest of your life. Apolice 40 akunenedwawa ndi oti azipezeka kunyumba zonse za vp kulilongwe ndi Blantyre plus ku nyumba kwa iye mwini komaso ku office plus oti aziyenda nawo. Cant you see the reason not to cut that number? On other hand, cant you see the importance of cutting that glorification of putting police men in the streets when President is just passing, in south africa we see Ramaphosa with less than… Read more »

gozalo
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gozalo

ok why is he having 40 police officers? should start now by having only 2 police officers. that a good idea and I hope he has consulted specialist in security matters becoz he is an economists by profession.

jokes on you
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utm boma

123
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Mukumuwotchera magalimoto ndemukuti akanatani? koma ndale zomawotchelana zinthu zilikobe? Koma democracy mu Africa muno tingayikwanitse kusiyana zipani sikuti chikhale chidani kodi timasiyana zipembezo koma timakhala bwa? Ku maliro timapita limodzi mu ma ukwati chimodzimodzi nde kusiyana zipani kukatidanitse? Ma President adzabwela ndikupita koma ife tidzakhalabe a Malawi ndiyeno tisadane chifukwa cha ndale tidzitenge ndale ngati ku sapota team ya mpira kapena ngati mmene timakhalira ku mpingo wina kupita mpingo uwo winanso uwo. chovuta ndichiyani? A Malawi tivulazana za zii akudyelera ndi ena.

Nabetha
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Nabetha

So pumbwa wa mung’ono has a problem with common sense…. Where was this Young Pumbwa for the past 4 years to raise this issue. Last month he went to the court to force the government to bring back the security guards that were taken away from him. During the period when the guards were taken away from you, we never heard anything about you being attacked in any way because the number of your guards was reduced. Why not reduce the number of your guards now then we know that when you win the presidency in 2019 you will do… Read more »

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

if they are burning vehicles, beating people at parliament in the presence of police, dpp police doing nothing so u literally think the cadets wouldn’t harm him? only a fool would not need his normal tight security! when u remove these thugs first the you can remove all the guards not need cause the nation is safe to do so plain and simple.

Kondwa
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Kondwa

I wonder too. He must reduce his security details now to walk his talk otherwise it’s Winiko & Manganya type of drama

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