UTM warns DPP against using relief food for political campaign

UTM party has warned the  ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) against using government’s relief food for political campaign, saying the ruling party could be contravening the Political Parties Act.

Chidanti Malunga: No handouts

UTM spokesperson Joseph Chidanti Malunga said the newly registered party would comply with the new Political Party Act which outlaws giving of handouts for political campagn.

“As a party, we respect all laws of the land. People should not be voted into office because they have money but because of their appetizing campaign promises to the people,” said Chidanti Malunga.

He said the UTM worry is that the DPP will skirt round the law to use the government relief food for campaign, saying this would be illegal.

“UTM is worried that that the ruling party will now be using government resources to go and give people in the name of relief items. This is where our worry is,” he said.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) spokesperson Maurice Munthali said the police should enforce the law irrespective of who the person is or which party he or she belongs.

“Anyone who breaks the law must be arrested be brought before a court of law,” he said.

The new law came into effect on December 1, 2018.

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Al-Fayeed
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Al-Fayeed

This is the government of the day.

symon
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symon

ma cadet ngati mulibe nfundo just keep quite and go muzikaocha magalimoto, how can people get tired of utm ngati inalamulilapo ziko your just talking the opposite

True Malawian
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True Malawian

Dr Chidanti this is the govt of the day answering the calls or needs of the pple.Just because Malawi vuews everything with a political eye .U say DPP are politising relief.I respect yiu so much mufuna anthubdikile relif till after alections.Kapena mumafuna SKC azigawa zimene?

Mfundoless Pipo
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You are aware that in the past consective years we were unable to have enough yields due to flooding and drought, and chidanthi as the chair of agriculture committee in parliament is well conversant with this. So do you want people to starve to death so that you can campaign against the performers? Inu a UTM you don’t have mfundo, zanu zonse nzodhabha ku DPP. Elderly pension act your youthful leaders was proclaiming was stollen from DPP. He already know DPP plans no wonder it was discussed in recent parliament sitting and it passed. Even if we are to vote… Read more »

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

People are tired of UTM pontificating from what they think is a moral high ground. As if “HARDtalk” Chilima was not part of the same government he is now castigating. He’s pulling a 180 on everything, and also pretending his election promises are original, when in actual fact, he’s only refreshing the notes he took when he was in cabinet/caucus meetings. Plainly, stealing the ideas! He’s already losing the little bit of the so-called momentum, he inevitably had as a new kid on the block. But now, he’s already losing relevance even in the villages. People have quickly figured him… Read more »

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder

You are right mwananyanian. Look at his recent speeches at his rallies, akumayankhula atakwiya, kuchita kulusa, i’m sure akutha kuona kuti anthu ayamba kumuthawa.

Polomondo
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Polomondo

Joseph, next time don’t use the word ‘worried’. The word usually comes from cowards. You can say the same thing but never use the word UTM is ‘worried’. Mwayamba kale kunjenjemera kodi? Joseph! Ayi!

Agenga Setting Theory
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Agenga Setting Theory

It is straight forward, government agencies should be involved and this should not be done by politicians wearing DPP uniform, it should not even done by the minister. There is a government department responsible for this exercise. Palibe zoti ayamba kale kunjenjemela apa.

wizzy
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wizzy

akaope chani nkalamba ngati mr maliseche uzinjenjemelapo chani, he is too old and incompetent zachuma saziziwa ameneyo ndi judge azingochedwesa amalawi ndi speed yake yochedwa can’t help anything in Malawi just kudya misonko ya antu for nothing

james
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james

being a president is not like sitting pa office nkumadikila ma report there a lot of things at risk ndalama kubedwa Ku treasury nde alamu mwakula muzingotionongela ziko chilima has been outlining presidential duty koma ndi mumene maliseche alili ndi zaka zake panalibe chodabwisa ndalama kumabedwa mboma your too old come even if you win no success can be brought by maliseche, now akufuna kupusisa antu ndichimanga chawo chomwe to get into office siziteka muluza pumbwa iwe , ulibe nfundo kukamila miseu and community college they have little meaning mumalo mwotiuza kuti Chuma chikubedwa mutani zisinte

james
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james

cadets you better understand zomwe akunena Parliament passed a law kuti pasakale ma hand out now these incompetent DPP want use chimanga chamalawi as their success for being voted into government ,zonamiza antu ayi , mr maliseche wakula can’t supervise the all country is too old that’s anyamata ngati achina chaponda amamupinda , is better for office work

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