UTM catches UK counsillor’s eye:  Ex-Malawi Association UK chair Chunga to stand on UTM ticket

Malawi’s first ever elected councillor  in the United Kingdom Clement Chunga has said United Transformation Movement (UTM) policies have caught his eye and will contest as a Member of Parliament for  UTM in Embangweni in Mzimba.

Chunga with the Queen: Joins UTM

Chunga is an elected Councillor in Northamptonshire in England and has said he is going back to Malawi to contest as MP under the UTM ticket in next year’s tripartite elections.

“I have been following their policies and I am swayed by the plans that they have for my country and people in my area have asked me to represent them on UTM ticket. So I will be  back home to be part of the process of representing UTM in next year’s elections,” Chunga told Nyasa Times.

He said he has started development projects in his area with the establishment of a vocational college, Liberty College which is currently enrolling about 100 students.

“The plans that Dr Saulos Chilima, Vice President and leader of UTM has for the country cannot be ignored. Recently you have seen that he has jogged people’s confidence in believing in themselves and that there is nothing which is impossible, things can be done and they should be done by Malawians,” said Chunga.

He said if he did not believe in himself he would not have been elected as Councillor in England.

“I want to follow all the processes required for one to represent UTM in elections and that is why I am coming back at the end of the month for me to fulfill these processes. All well meaning Malawians should change and give UTM a resounding victory next year if we want to have a bright future for our country,” said Chunga.

Chunga was at one time Chairman of Malawi Association in UK.

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mafumu
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mafumu

UK councillor become mp Mmm Malawi is not benefit from machona anymore

tizanka
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tizanka

I hope he registers as a voter otherwise we don’t vote online ku Malawi kuno. Nyasatimes is not a polling Centre.

Hatton
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Hatton

Bwanji sanakhale councillor Ku Embangweni? Mukatopa ndi kukumba Manda komanso kusambisa nkhalamba mwati tiyeni kumudzi. Wakuza ndani kuti Ku
Embangweni kulibe suitable people? Khalani komweko, you are not missed here.

Hunha
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Hunha

Atumbuka yawo ija. Yothawa ku thengere nkukapezeka kwa Jali ku Zomba.

Che bakali
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Che bakali

achedwa nazo

Mchacha
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Mchacha

Aaah za ziii! Mwaona lero manifesto yo? And are you not a British mwafika pokhala Councillor ku Mangalande! Kunotu Dual Citizenship sitilora.

CESSPOOL SIMALOTO
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CESSPOOL SIMALOTO

Our humble advice is please “Register as a voter” don’t waste your time admiring the UTM agenda. The MEC registration is heading into its last stages otherwise you won’t be a candidate due to technicalities within our electoral system. Your coming should have been a quiet one so my friend DPP won’t hesitate to embarrass you

Keen observer
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Keen observer

Absolute truth & good advice.

sato
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sato

Everyone has a right to contest if he /she is eligible but in this case it would have been better if he dedicated his time supporting those already on the ground. In addition he can help raise the profile of UTM in UK. He should be proud that he is from Malawi and in one way or another put Malawi on the map.

Sipho Chipeta
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Sipho Chipeta

I bet a sizable group of our mps in parliment have foreign passports. APM said he only have a green card but did someone actually followed it up to verify it

che nnungu
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Matchona kuno ku Malawi ayi. They know nothing of what the local Malawian is going through

Mbanji
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Let a fellow Malawian help develop the country…. drop the never-ending politics, stuff like that just keeps on dragging us, he’s started developing his constituency already and others have benefited by way of education which is a good thing; a fresh mind into our political arena won’t kill, we are a democracy after all. Give a guy a chance.

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

I doubt if this guy is eligible for elected position in Malawi. By being a Councillor in UK, he most likely is a citizen of UK. He is also a citizen of Malawi. Malawi laws don’t allow dual citizenship. He is already disqualified on that account.

Shakira
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Shakira

You must be talking about the presidency not parliamentarian seat.

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

The fact of the matter is that dual citizenship is currently illegal. On that basis, any aspiring candidate for any elected position violating the laws of Malawi will be disqualified. He should think twice before he embarasses himself.

Chigwere Ndiine
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Chigwere Ndiine

Mupusa nazo izi. You dont have to be a citizen here to be a counsellor. Why dont you do research first instead of coming on a public forum and embarrass yourself?

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