UTM in ‘clenched fist of truth’ to defeat propaganda

Despite State vice –president and United Transformation Movement (UTM) leader Saulos Klaus Chilima leaving the country for a 5-day “private engagements” in th United Kingdom, the  leadership of  the movement went flatout at weekend addressing meetings in different parts of the country.

Kaliati addressing a UTM meeting in Lilongwe

Kaliati addressing a UTM meeting in Lilongwe

Masangwi addressing a rally in Zomba

UTM rally in Zomba by Masangwi

They all urged their supporters  not to be misled with the social media propaganda  suggesting disagreements among top UTM officials over Chilima’s   leadership of the movement and smear campaign on their leader which they dubbed as  hallmarks of a budding propaganda state.

Addressing a rally in Lilongwe  at Kasiya Trading Centre, Traditional Authority (T/A) Khongoni, UTM secretary general Patricia Kaliati said  they are holding meetings to persuade the public on the importance of registering to vote in the election next year, and to promote the movement’s transformation vision.

“As UTM  we the capability and experience to bring the desired transformation  with our  leader  Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima who understands the overreaching challenges that Malawians face,” said Kaliati.

She said the movement which will hold its first national convention on Novemebr 11 has  ambitious and feasible plans in their  manifesto.

“We are ready to serve with dedication and excellence,” she said.

Kaliati maintained her appeal ti leaders to emulate Chilima by communicating clearly and with purpose. She advised them to desist from using foul language or castigation of political opponents as that would not reflect the transformational spirit which UTM represents.

“You may have noted that other parties are attacking us day and night including using violence, but we have just taken this in our stride; not that we cannot retaliate or that we are fools but our brand of politics is different and our agenda for the country is big,” said Kaliati.

Addressing a rally in Zomba, UTM national chairman Noel Masangwi said  UTM transformation agenda is premised on five broad areas which have been expanded elaborately inhtier  manifesto.

He said the broad areas are; Leadership and Good Governance, Mindset Change, Public Service Management, Economic Management and Public Service Delivery.

Masangiw said with Chilima’s leadership,  the UTM promised a Malawi that is free of corruption, nepotism and tribalism.

“Chilima encourages that we should have a  Malawi with new and progressive politics. Politics that respect the dignity of women and  youth. Politics that is a service to humanity and not a means of livelihood for few people in power,” he said.

Masangwi said  UTM will provide strategic leadership to steer Malawi to unprecedented economic growth and development.

The Vice-President Chilima broke ranks with the governing Democrtaic Progressive Party (DPP) on June 6 this year and declared he will challenge President Peter Muthatika in the presidential race in the May  21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

Mutharika picked Chilima as his running mate from the private sector where he served as Airtel Malawi managing director.

Section 80 (3) of the Constitution provides that the Vice-president shall be elected concurrently with the President and the name of a candidate for the Vice President shall appear on the same ballot paper as that of the presidential candidate who nominated him/her.

The youthful and energetic Chilima widely seen as a hands-on and results-oriented leader after he vibrantly led the Public Sector Reforms Programme that has lost steam since it was moved from his domain.

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mandevu
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mandevu

Utm singazizile chifukwa chainu ma cadet , muwanva kuwawa a utm motoooooooo buuuuuuuuuu, muziwaso ameneuja CSK ma cadet chinto yanu tikuiziwa sife ogona

jamax
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jamax

UTM moto wayamba kuzilala mapesi onse atha kuyakha what remains is phulusa basi shaaaaaa!!!!!!

mediaz
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mediaz

What is utm?A company,NGO or what?Chilima wanyanyala wakusiyila kaliati ndi masangwi wakoyo,,,,convention pa November Kodi mwalembetsa liti?Mukutaya nthawi yanu pachabe Chilima sazayima pachisankho,,,,kkkkk

Mgwagwa
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Mgwagwa

A Noel Masangwi adatsogolera anthu amene anapha mnyamata wa sukulu ku Malawi Polytechnic Robert Chasowa. Mpaka lero a Masangwi ndi gulu lawo kuphatikiza a Peter Arthur Muthalika omwe anali nduna ya boma nthawi imeneyo sanayimbidwe mlandu. Ngati a Chilima ali ndi chilungamo akanaonetsetsa kuti anthu amene anapha Chasowa alangidwe.

mtete
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mtete

Please leave out Manganya in this. He should concentrate on what he knows best: TIKUFERANJI. Have you noticed of late how dull his Tikuferanji episodes are? Utsogoleri requires seriousness.

Ndaonavino
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Ndaonavino

Band yagawana zida apa basi kkkkkkkk. Munya muona

Mutokototoko
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Mutokototoko

A Secretary General amene amalankhula without thinking according to Mayi Calista Chapola. One whose education is little . Very strange to hear kuti anthu asiye kutukwana during political rallies, and yet akweni is number one. No wonder Calista calls her one who speaks before thinking. Please try Manganya as you leader and leave it chidakwa chanucho if you are to leave a mark in Malawi politics. SKC has failed you all.

Moto wamapesi
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Moto wamapesi

UTM ,you have got a big task ahead of you with this poor attendance rallies you are addressing!Muziona ,ndale simasewera and more especially to convince rural folks to change their party allegiance to new ones.

Ben Phiri
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Mwagwa nayo apumbwa inu, UTM moto kuti buuu. Walira mokweza cadet.

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