Usi says UTM will train MPs on proposal writing for development projects

UTM Party presidential running-mate, Michael ‘Manganya’ Usi has said one of their first assignments after getting elected into power in the forthcoming polls will be to train legislators that will win on their ticket in proposal writing so that they can solicit extra funds for the development of their constituencies.

UTM presidential running mate Dr Micheal Usi 

Usi said the UTM was executing a “paradigm shift” from politics as usual to “politics unusual” to make Malawi better.

The comedian-turned-politician said  in Zomba Central where he, among others, appealed to constituents to vote for the area’s parliamentary aspirant and UTM’s patron Noel Masangwi as well as presidential candidate Saulos Chilima.

“The MPs will have to be trained in proposal writing because they will be able to plan development projects related to the needs of their areas,” said Usi.

According to Usi, the District Development Fund (DDF) and the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) are not enough to achieve robust development in the country.

“Sometimes the CDF and DDF are sort of imposed by government to fulfill its macro objectives; and, so, with the MPs having their own resources it will be easier for them to decide how best to use them,” said Usi.

He appealed to other parties to look at “UTM as a development partner and not as an adversary.”

Usi said: “We are not going to practice any politics of vengeance. Our focus will be to develop this country.”

He previously worked as country director for  Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).

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Kapado Chimuthawirenji

Project proposal writing requires technocrats, not politicians. In every government system politicians including Ministers are not involved in proposal writing. This is so misplaced.

Joseph Tsokwe
Joseph Tsokwe
3 years ago

This is NGO mentality. Proposals for funding from donors! What a waste of time. Why can’t you talk of institutionalization of constituency development committees to be responsible for that. I have lost trust if you guys you are letting everyone down. Just give up and stay at home. By the way Dr Usi show us your wife please.

Akubawa
Akubawa
3 years ago

Stupid! The role of MP’s is to debate and pass laws of the country. I suggest that your government should train MP’s on how to review old laws of Malawi or bring new legislation to catch up with the changing world.

Bwendengu
3 years ago
Reply to  Akubawa

Ok Dr Usi is stupid no problem…. but you must be very stupid!!….. Do you think that debating and passing laws of a country is the only role of an Mp?

VERY CORRECT DR USI
VERY CORRECT DR USI
3 years ago

I totally agree with Dr Usi. UTM BOMA!

Mmalawi weniweni
Mmalawi weniweni
3 years ago

This is the reason why I like these guys…………I hope you win this election at least MPs will start working hard to get funding for their constituency’s developments. In fact there might be competition among MPs as who is working hard to get more funds for projects in his or her constituency.
#Paradigm Shift indeed………Ndalezi tinatopa Nazo ife

KWANU MKWANU
KWANU MKWANU
3 years ago

TIKUFUNA UTM NDI ATSOGOLERI AKE AMZERU PA MAY 21 , UTM FOR DEVELOPMENT.

Wina Mpoto
3 years ago

That’s the kind of leadership we want I hope MBC took note of that

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