UTM presidential hopeful bemoans Neno bad roads

Vice-President Saulos Chilima and his UTM Party crew continue to brave slippery earth roads in search for votes as his campaign on Wednesday took him to Neno where he derisively lamented the bad road, saying it is not serving the people.

Chilima braves bad Neno roads in search for votes
Neno slippery terrain
People attending a UTM rally at Chikonde in Neno

Speaking to thousands that gathered at Chikonde primary school ground in Neno on Wednesday, Chilima  said the status of Neno road is that of mere footpath and he has made a pledge to construct a durable road using tax-funds  if voted into power on May 21 tripartite elections.

“When we take this government in May, we are going to construct a durable and magnificent road here in Neno and the money for that road will come from you Malawians because people that live here in Neno they are also Malawians and they pay tax to government just the same as those who lives in town where good roads are being constructed,” said Chilima.

He said the  UTM Party have people’s welfare at heart.

“Roads are supposed to be made for people and not people for roads,” he said.

He therefore urged people in the district to vote for UTM on May 21 elections if they want to see a transformed Neno.
Chilima also repeated that he is the last Malawi vice president to be mistreated saying the Vice president in UTM led government will have specific duties in his office to avoid bad working relationship that have been there between the State President and his second-in-command.

Chilima, who in the May 20 2014 Tripartite Elections was picked by President Peter Mutharika from the private sector where he served as Airtel Malawi managing director to be his running mate and eventually the country’s Vice-President, broke ranks with the governing Democratic Progressive Party last June and declared he will challenge his boss in the presidential race.

Speaking earlier at the same rally TM Party secretary general Patricia Kaliati  said DPP government has failed to develop Neno district where people are still crying for better amenities including a  tarmac road.

“It is very sad that this government is able to construct tarmac road going to mere individual properties, yet you my friends here in Neno you are failing to transport your farm produce like Irish potatoes to markets in town due to poor roads,” said Kaliati.

She further said it was quite disheartening to learnt that in 21st century   there was no mobile network coverage for people that surrounds Ligowe trading center where people climb trees and hills to access mobile networks.

Also speaking at the rally Group Village Head Donda for the area said Neno district is still lagging behind in development citing lack of district Council offices, district secondary school and community colleges as examples that the district is far away from being developed.

Chilima is the first hopeful presidential candidates to hold a political rally in Neno since MEC launched 2019 tripartite elections campaign period.

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Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
3 years ago

Nkanthumbidwadi kamunthuka.

ananveruwa aku veterinary ukoo nsewu wa midima
ananveruwa aku veterinary ukoo nsewu wa midima
3 years ago

Ukuitha SKC osafooka mpira ndikumaka komabe ngati nkotheka try to go to Chiradzulu ambiri akukufuna akakuone kwereko ku che kuche gulup KUCHOMBE kwa kamala kwa magodi kwa mpanda kuche mariro kuche chitopa kuche mkumba mupiteko mwanva bigy?

Nyakwawa A
Nyakwawa A
3 years ago

Komatu 4 years munali komweko ndipo mukadali konko and mumatiwuza kuti zili bwino and roads were everywhere. Mwayiwona lero miseu yoyipayo? Ife timayiwonatu.

UTM yasanduka one man band. Most of the top officials are failing to campaign and are just following the youngman. They have abandoned their constituencies and akuti will only concentrate on presidentail vote. Danger tu imeneyo.

Sure a Mikaya , Kalindo, Makondi etc nkukhala owadalira?

Inu mudikire 2024.

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
3 years ago
Reply to  Nyakwawa A

Ndiponso pa 4yrs yomweyo walephera kumanga ngakhale nseu umodzi kwao ku ntcheu, ndiye akanene za ku nneno?

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