SKC tells Mutharika to relocate to Lilongwe: Lockdown Capital Hill for now

State Vice President Saulos Chilima, who is also UTM president, has told  Malawi government to completely lockdown Capital Hill, the seat of government in Lilongwe,  in view of the coronavirus outbreak and advised President Mutharika to relocate to the capital from Blantyre to inspire authorities  “in this time of despair”.

Chilima: Lockdown Capital Hill for now, leave essential workers to avoid public finances plunder.

Chilima said this at a televised conference on Wednesday in Lilongwe.

He said the State should only leave essential workers to avoid public finances plunder.

“Apart from the coronavirus threat, leaving Capital Hill open like that in such circumstances can breed theft and plunder of public resources,” he said.

Chilima, who had put on face mask during part of his address, asked Mutharika to immediately return to the Capital City and operate from Kamuzu Palace from Blantyre at hilltop Sanjika Palace.

He said it is expensive for Mutharika to continue operating from Blantyre because government is incurring a lot of costs such as hotel bills for government officials and his staff.

“It is expensive for him to be in Blantyre. If government officials want to see him, they have to go to Blantyre which is expensive,” he said.

Chilima addressed a news conference while standing for over an hour while many authorities in Malawi hold their pressers while enjoying the comfort of their chairs.

Minister of Health Jappie Mhango on Tuesday announced the country’s first death from Covid-19.  The patient, a 51-year-old Malawian woman of Asian origin who resided in Blantyre, had recently returned from UK, where it is believed she contracted the virus.

The number of coronavirus cases now stands at eight, and medical experts say they are following up with about 100 people who had contact with the patients.

President Peter Mutharika declared Covid-19 a national disaster last month before the country even registered its first case.

Covid-19 has rapidly spread from China to European countries and the United States of America, and global cases have exceeded 1.4 million. The number of deaths, however, is still rising.

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Mask
Mask
1 year ago

Even ku South Africa kuli lockdown Koma mtsogoleli wawo is putting on masks sanitizing addressing the important issues kuyendelanso kumene patali patali with no convoys Koma kwathukuno eeeeh amayi pambalipa asilikali nyomi kosaophya Ngati Kuno aaaaah Za umbava bs ma allowance

nyopani
1 year ago

Mwana uyu Mulungu ampatse moyo wautaaali coz ali ndi vision yaikulu ku dziko lake . Agogo mmalo mokamba za corona akukambabe za Chakwera kuonetseratu kuti mmutu mwadzadza suweji. Nzeru zinauma kalekale. Pachipanda Dausi kaya akanatani kaya. Mukamati anakhala ku America zaka 40 ndimadabwa kwambiri chifukwa maganizidwe ake sakusiyana ndi Namkwichi. Ndege za America zikafika amutenge watikanika.

In Darkness Democracy Dies.
In Darkness Democracy Dies.
1 year ago

Hon Chilima why do you as Vice President not tell the President to move to Lilongwe and lock down Lilongwe in cabinet instead of using public forums or in private. This shows that you are a man who wants to sow confusion and chaos in Malawi. Pick up the phone and speak to the President. For God’s sake this Covid 19 will take the lives of a huge number of Malawians and when the country needs leadership and you are busy with your selfish greed for power. Rev Chakwera should be aware that those who ride a tiger end up… Read more »

Chriss
Chriss
1 year ago

Phone samamuyankha agogo

Bob
Bob
1 year ago

Well spoken. Chakwera is playing with fire

Munya Muona
Munya Muona
1 year ago

Bwana SKC your talk seem sensible but we are in the middle of a pandemic which everyone needs to think own his own, that is to say, having ones own preventive isolation. The president in his own free will has sought to stay at Sanjika as his isolated home. Ndiyeno inuyo mukuti chani? Kapena inuyo tikupepheni muzikakhala kaye kumudzi kwanu panthawi ino. Sinanga kukhala mulilongwe ndikodhula hev than kumudzi.? Mulora inuyo?

Yaya Mfiti
1 year ago

KuMalawi kuno akhoza kumuponyera ka virusko president akuchita bwino osatuluka kukakumana ndi mfiti za atolankhani ama wailesi enawa

Omex70
Omex70
1 year ago
Reply to  Yaya Mfiti

Mesa mfitiyo ndiweyo monga mwadzian lako. Osangonena kuti iweyo umuponyera zomwe ukunenazo.

Prescott Tambuli
1 year ago
Reply to  Omex70

Iweyo Omex ndiye mfiti nambala one. Ufune, usafune, Chakwera sakhala President wa dziko lino. Akafuna u President abwerere ku Assemblies of God. Dziko lino siloyendetsedwa ndi a Yona ayi. Ngakhale atapha anthu onse a kummwera kwa dziko lino, sangaunyanthe u President He! Heee!!!!! kkkkkkkk. Maso anu atupa ndi kulira achewa ovala ziguduli ndi kupaka nyansi ku nkhope inu, nkumati ndi inu zirombo

Kuswa Kuswa
1 year ago

Who is Zeze to tell HE where he should operate from? The President never announced any relocation. The President is free to operate from wherever he desires. So Arafat should not waste his breath ordering the President aroun.

Mwikho
Mwikho
1 year ago
Reply to  Kuswa Kuswa

A working president should operate from the seat of govt. to co-ordinate and direct thus reduce wasting our taxes. His statements suggest he is not working the country is on autopilot.

Kubaya mpaka kuboola nkati
Kubaya mpaka kuboola nkati
1 year ago
Reply to  Mwikho

Oh like your “Kamuzu”

Tizanka
Tizanka
1 year ago

Ironic coming from some one who is getting paid without work including his aides

Chriss
Chriss
1 year ago
Reply to  Tizanka

Likewise Peter stopped working, it Getu and Chisale working now, ask Ben akuuza

manyatwako
manyatwako
1 year ago

To some extent, his advise to HE seem sensible, but doubtful if he would implement it as such if in that position. In his speech, he indicated, the Minister of health should not give updates on corona, rather health experts. I think he has failed to understand that the Minister is incharge of the Ministry and all updates on corona are reported to him by health experts across the nation. In his line of thoughts, he should have understood that he is not an expert to give advise on management of current situation, this is more less contradicting himself. Lockdown… Read more »

Mwanza four
Mwanza four
1 year ago

If Govt officials want to see him they have to come to Blantyre…oooh gosh. What is Chilima smoking? In this difficult period we are going through many govts, including Malawi are encouraging citizens to stay home and work from home if possible, Mutharika is no exception, more so on account of his advanced age. The President needs to lead by example by staying home.. Those who want to see him can still communicate with him by video conference.or otherntechnological means. Ar this crucial time even cabinet meetings need to held virtually. I expected this dunderhead of a vice president to… Read more »

Banzo Mwanzo
Banzo Mwanzo
1 year ago

I guess what is putting forward is sense of advise. It’s for President Peter to take it or not in the expenses of tax payer money. Second thing I like one thing indeed God is not James. This is Chili a people used to call him baby!!! Baby has contributed powachotsa adadi pa Mpando. Is is so funny and interesting.

Kuswa Kuswa
1 year ago
Reply to  Banzo Mwanzo

Wopusa uyu pamodzi ndi anthu omwe mumamugomera.

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