UTM has Diaspora Directorate in NEC,  veep post not in rank and file

The newly-registered UTM party led by Vice-President Saulos Chilima has become the first to create a post of Diaspora Directorate  in its national executive committee to be elected that its first  national convention slated for December 17 at Bingu International Convention Centre (Bicc) in Lilongwe.

Chilima and Kaliati confere on Friday during a whistle stop meetings in the northern region

UTM interim publicity secretary Joseph Chidanti-Malunga confirmed the development confirmed the development that unlike other parties which has external wing with their  stand-alone structures, they would have a Diaspora Director in the main decision body.

Malunga also confirmed that UTM is not having  the position of vice-president(s) like the situation in  ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), United Democratic Front (UDF), and erstwhile ruling People’s Party (PP) have VPs in all the four political regions of the country.

The main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), on the other hand, has the First and Second VPs shared between the North and the Southern regions, as its president comes from the Central Region.

Malunga said such vice president posts only creates elements of regionalism.

He said the convention will agree on the command structure and who is second in charge.

According to a notice of the convention, all those interested in contesting for positions must submit their nomination papers through a prescribed form that can be collected from the chairperson of the Elections Conference, Masankho Banda.

During the convention, besides electing office bearers, delegates are expected to ratify and adopt the party’s constitution, unveil its manifesto and also endorse a presidential candidate for May 21 2019 elections.

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Please stop using ZodiakTv they did a terrible job in Karonga

Mwana Pumbwa ndi Pumbwa amene
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Mwana Pumbwa ndi Pumbwa amene

Frustrated party UTM. Uwill not amass enough votes….get ready for MCP

Mtumbuka weniweni
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Mtumbuka weniweni

A Kayira munamva koma kuti akumakhala pa number 3 ameneyu

Zambulo
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Zambulo

Kikikiki. Mfundo za cadet kumvetsa chisoni

Hatton
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Hatton

I wonder if Chilima is aware that his most trusted friend’s true name is Everson Makowa? Can Everson Makowa tell Malawians why he changed his name to what it is today before we brand him a crook?

Nkwanda
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Nkwanda

Komatu uyu kungomusankha uprezidenti anthu tingamumve ndithu. Nanga no vice president, Kamuzu ndani? Red flag! A Malawi chenjerani!

Education
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Koma chizungu mwamvetsa before writing stupid comments?

Umbuli
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Umbuli

Kuthamanga magazi bwanji, they are talking about regional VPS

Mtumbuka weniweni
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Mtumbuka weniweni

Kodi UTM iripobe? After opinion poll results? Goofed interview? Mass exodus of members?
Waste of time!!!

JAFALI
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JAFALI

ANY GRIEVANCES WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED AFTER MAY ELECTIONS 2019 —NOW IS THE TIME TO COME UP WITH NECESSARY SET UPS TO WIN THE ELECTIONS —MALAWIANS SHOULD DECIDE NOW !!

Tsogolo langa
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Tsogolo langa

Great! I never understood the rationale for multiple VPs

Kanganiwamba
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Kanganiwamba

Very useless idea. A Directorate for people who have chosen not to be here at home? And then you tell us that you can’t have VPs, my foot. Already you don’t think of succession plans and then how different are you from the rest? The fact that some gurus among you are fighting for the VP position does not make it sensible to scrap the position. This has just shown that you guys are childish and can’t handle divergent views.

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