UTM to unveil front line troops with Chilima as ‘hope’ for better Malawi 

Pie in the sky? Maybe. But make no mistake: the battle for 2019 is on as State Vice President Saulos Chilima’s United Transformation Movement (UTM) is  unstoppable  as its spokesperson, Chidanti Malunga, has said the movement is determined to save  Malawians from the worsening jaws of hopelessness.

Chilima: To create a bright and better future, not only for a privileged few but for all Malawians

MP Chidanti Malunga: UTM is a mobilisation of the people, by the people for the people

Malunga was speaking on a Tiuzeni Zoona radio program on Zodiak Broadcasting Station  monitored by Nyasa Times. He said the sole reason why the movement should be trusted by all Malawians is because it is “different.”

According to Malunga, the citizenry should expect  to startv seeing some of the frontline troops after its first launch on July 21 at Masintha Community Ground in the capital Lilongwe this week on Saturday.

“That is when people will feel it. They will feel it that we are here to stay,” said Malunga.

He said UTM will be contesting the 2019 Tripartite elections with the aim of winning and form a national government.

Asked where the movement was getting funding to run its affairs, he said it was from “well meaning Malawians.”

He said: “These are Malawians who wish the country well. These are Malawians, genuine Malawians who want nothing in return. They are simply supporting a cause they believe in.”

But Malunga could not clearly say whether the movement would go for an elective indaba or not.

“It is not about positions but what we want to achieve. Chilima is our leader and everyone is happy about it,” said Malunga.

He hinted that the movement was going to be able to field parliamentary candidates in all the 193 constituencies.

“The candidates are already very willing to do that. That is a sign people are supporting the movement for change,” he said.

UTM has good reason to be feeling buoyant after Chilima announced he had quit the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). He said there was high level of corruption and nepotism within the party.

Chilima, 45 signalled his readiness to challenge President Peter Mutharika, 79 in the preseidential race after the two had partnered in th previous elections to win.

Malawi will hold its general elections next year with the incumbent, Mutharika accepting his party’s nomination to seek re-election.

Chilima says he has received calls from various stakeholders to run for President.

At the centre of the UTM policy ideas is a concrete plan to put an end to the cancer of corruption in government and to ensure that they  create opportunity and jobs for the millions of Malawians  currently without hope, according to Chilima.

Many will be waiting to see the launch of UTM, a rescue mission for the new generation.

The movement has made it clear it  will place its energies on winning the hearts – and votes – of the youth.

The party intends to appeal to the age cohort nominally known as the “born frees”, but who are really, “everywhere in chains” of economic turmoil and joblessness.

Malunga said  the old ways of doing things clearly aren’t working, saying many Malawians are frustrated with the status quo and the movement wants change.

“A Malawi that works for all Malawians is possible if we come together  as a people by joining the ‘Movement’,” Malunga said.

Whether the UTM’s vision proves as compelling to the new generation remains to be seen but one thing is clear, though:  Chilima’s movement is entirely serious about gunning for the keys to the Capital Hill in 2019. A lot can happen in 10 months.

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Movement Follower 1

i and my family we have agreed to go for you my Chilima as we are all tired with this type or rulling as it just leads us to destruction of our Mother Malawi………… we need an effective cahange!!!!!!!

MOPAO
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MOPAO

TILI PAMBUYO PANU ,IFE OLIRA

muonosile
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muonosile

Chilima, you have my and my family votes we’ve agreed. Tighten your built Chilima, you are not ordinary or alone.

Ambition Greed=?
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Ambition Greed=?

Some facts on Chilima: He has been part of the thieving DPP since 2014. He wanted to be DPP presidential candidate for 2019 therefore wanted DPP to remain in power. It was only after the DPP candidacy failed that they changed tact and said their movement was for ALL Malawians. Based on what we know so far, Chilima’s cabinet will include: Masangwi Ngalande Kalindo Kaliati Ngumuya Chidanti Chatonda Msowoya Loveness Gondwe A certain Mbwewe from the north Former MCP regional and district chairpersons (sell outs available to the highest bidder, and we are told Chilima met the team at his… Read more »

MASO ENA
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MASO ENA

AM INCLINED TO AGREE WITH YOU – TO SOME EXTENT HE STILL DPP THATS WHY HE’S BEEN SO HESITANT TO MAKE A DECLARATION. HIS PLAN IS TO DOWNSIZE MCP WHICH, A PLAN WHICH SEEMS TO BE WORKING!!!

Optomus
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Optomus

On the contrary the plan to downsize MCP is not working. It is working to downsize DPP. Mulira mpyoooooo pa 22 May 2019 ndi MCP. Muona kuti mutani!

A Few Good Men
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A Few Good Men

Chilima will bring National Sunday Law (666). Himself being a faithful catholic.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome the 666 by Saulosi Chilima in 2018.!!!!!!

ineyo
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ineyo

All who have been on that sit have been the Advents?

you shut up yo mouth you dont know what u r saying

Timvê ziti
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Timvê ziti

The people joining UTM could be the very same. Thie difference is with the Driver. He is the one that will steer where UTM should go. We have to commend the old guard for their bravery. We have all heard how they are being persecuted.
Voting for any of the 4 old parties will change nothing. All it changes is the face on the portraits. Their way of doing things is the same. We need real change and a different way of governance. We have wasted 54 yrs. Let’s be brave and change how things are done.

Bwanoni
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There is nothing new here. All these people are disgruntled and frustrated politicians. They were expecting ministerial posts from the DPP government but they did not get them. They are doing all these for their own betterment and not for Malawians. Uyu Chidanti suuja adaba ma computor ku Bunda uja uyu. suja anamangutsana ndi vistsisi uja uyu. Mbava zokhazokha.

Vyalema
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Vyalema

You have reminded me paja Chidanti Malunga anaba ma computer ku Bunda.

Kholowa
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Kholowa

Mwinaditu a utm atha kuwina nanga mmesa ndi achimwene a chilimawa anabela kuti dpp iwine atapanga hack ma computer. Achinyamata zabeleni nanunso muzabeko nkhalambazi zaba mokwanila asaaa. Kubaku tizisinthana abale kuti mapeto ake tonse tizakhale olemela ndi ndalama za kuba asaaa!

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#DzukaniAmalawi

The only party that can win peoples hearts within 10 months to tripartite (general) elections would be the one that articulates, in clear and unambiguous terms, it’s pro-poor policies and how it will conduct itself within the confines of defined good governance framework. The party (UTM) should tell us how different it will be to the current political parties. Tell us how you’re going to create and enact a credible law enforcement agency that is independent and feared by even the head of state. Tell us about how you’d appoint key people in the govt and how you’d make them… Read more »

Achimidzimidzi
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Achimidzimidzi

UTM guys are looking for power in 2019 otherwise corruption was there even before 2014 elections but they never said anything against it.

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