UTM plays down failure  to pay 141 poll monitors

One of the country’s major parties, UTM is playing down reports that it has failed to pay K1141 000 to poll monitors in the May elections.

UTM Party spokesman Chidanti Malunga: We are now sorting out the issue

Spokesperson for the party Joseph Chidanti Malunga said there was a technical problem which arose when the party wanted to pay the 141 election monitors in Dowa.

“In some cases, the names that were submitted to us did not match those that were claiming the allowances. But we are now sorting out the issue, we will pay them very soon,” said Malunga.

Harrison Njobvu, one of the monitors said they had agreed to be paid K10 000 in allowances for the job during the highly contested May 21 tripartite election.

“We all love the party but some officials are not helping us,” said Njobvu.

The Malawi Electoral Commission declared President Peter Mutharika as winner having amassed 1.9 million votes with Malawi Congress Party’s Lazarus Chakwera getting 1.6 million and UTM’s Saulos Chilima getting 1.1 million.

Chakwera and Chilima are challenging the presidential poll result in the Constitutional Court.

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Mapwiya
Mapwiya
1 year ago

Technical problem from May up to now? ??? kkkkkkk a Malunga kameteni kaye ndevu mwina muyamba kuganiza mwanzeru

Namarokoro thako panja
Namarokoro thako panja
1 year ago

Tell us when you will pay…..soon soon when is soon? Pay the people and if you don’t have money say it

Bwana wa Ulesi
Bwana wa Ulesi
1 year ago

Akuti soon, I will bring Kaphale to difine them what soon in dictionary means…..

Mbwiye
Mbwiye
1 year ago

Utm will never give these people their allowances. Ndalama zoperekera pamphasa zomwezi bodzatu. Ngati zafika poyera choncho, ndiye kuti zinayamba kale. Bodza lokhalokha. Utm stupid with your stupid chilima.

Sarudzai
1 year ago

This is a small issue as paperwork and cross checking names can at times be complicated. Ka 2.4 mita is nothing for a political party like UTM. It happens even in international organisations when technicalities comes into play

TOSH
1 year ago

NDIKAMATI WHAT UTM IS DOING ITS CHILDSH NDI ZOWONA AWA IFE AMCP TISAWADALIRE KWAMBIRI AKHOZA KUTIGWIRITSA MWALA

Kapado Chimulirenji
1 year ago

The issue is simple – UTM has no money. Now tell us about Uladi Mussa’s resignation.

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