UTM will recover stolen money, says Chilima: ‘DPP has no moral ground to promise corruption fight’ 

Vice-President Saulosi Chilima, who is presidential hopeful for UTM Party in the May 21 2019 watershed elections, says his administration will recover money stolen under the current Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government and once again offered that  after assuming power, he will grant a 30-day amnesty to those who have stolen from the public purse to refund the money.

Chilima admonished corruption which he said was rampant under the DPP administration
Chilima addressing crowds in Yao land
Shanil: This is new liberation struggle
Usi: New hope for Malawi in Chilima

Chilima said during a rally at Ntaja in Machinga district in the Yao nad Friday afternoon that his administration will decisively deal with corruption and suspects will be given time for  restitution of the stolen public money.

“We are saying that those who stole government money should give it back. We will give them a 30-day amnesty soon after swearing-in,” Chilima told a huge crowd that attended the rally.

He said other parties no moral high ground to fight corruption although they have talked about it in their manifestos.

In a thinly veiled reference to DPP whose leader President Peter Mutharika who was embroiled in a K145 million  payout to the DPP, Chilima said UTM will recover all the money stolen from government including in the procurement of Escom generators.

“We know that we have resources in this country and they have been stolen but do not worry we will recover this money because we know who have taken this money, ” said Chilima.

He also praised former President Bakili Muluzi who comes from the area for playing his part during his 10-year rule.

“Other leaders did their part and they left and in less than 41 days someone [at State House] will also pack up and go. Izi ndizosiyilana, azisiya” said Chilima.

The Vice President also promised that his government will provide a good life for everyone in the country.

“When we talk development it should be real development not just putting some foundation stones,” he said.

In the 2019 DPP manifesto, the party promises to put in place stiffer and custodial sentences for convicts of corruption and economic crimes, including a minimum of 15 years jail.

The manifesto adds that special courts will be introduced to speed up handling of corruption cases.

But Chilima said those who are perpetuating corruption cannot stand on higher moral ground to promise the fight against the vice.

Chilima reminded President Mutharika that he has less than 40 days to be in power and that he should “start packing”.

Speaking at the same televised rally, former first lady Shanil Dzimbiri, a former wife of  first multiparty democracy president Bakili Muluzi, said she was in UTM to help Chilima fight for “economic freedom” of Malawians.

Shanil said she was there when she helped in the liberation struggle from one party dictatorship to democracy.

“This time around  I am also on the side of the people who are fighting to liberate Malawians from the bondage of poverty,” she said.

She said UTM was formed to clear the mess created by the current administration which continues to plunder public resources when the majority of the citizenry were living in abject poverty.

UTM presidential running mate Dr Micheal Usi also spoke at the rally and said Malawians should vote for Chilima who  is ready to usher in the change Malawi needs.

 

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George21
George21
3 years ago

And yet Malawians trusting this guy? Mwana wa Dad? Chilima is the most corrupt person who is getting paid for doing nothing! Is that fair for Malawians? God is watching!

amigo
amigo
3 years ago
Reply to  George21

is that the corruption you talking about ?

dalo
dalo
3 years ago

Vuto amalawi ambiri mavuto kapena tinene kuti umphawi mwauzolowela,love your country its time for change! Wina ayankhe Peter sanali achimwene kumukokela pa mpando?????? Anakhalapo president kuti? Man chilima tiimilileni anyamata

dalo
dalo
3 years ago

kodi amalawi ambiri mumaganiza ngati mbewa bwanji? Peter anali ndi experience mmene amati apikisane nawo? Was is not his brother behind all that? Mukumva kuwawadi ndi Chilima,mwaba mokwana mbava!!!! Ena alamulire zosiilana izi,kaya chilima kaya chakwela palibe vuto koma anthu akuba awa nthawi yatha.

mulumuzana
mulumuzana
3 years ago

mmene ndawerengera ma comments ambiri pano zonekeratu kuti kagulu kena kali ndi mantha ndi momboli wathu CHILIMA….koma ine ndi amalawi tonse tidzavotera Chilima….chilima ankadedwanso kwambiri mu DPP ngakhale zitsiru zina sizingavomere koma ndi chilungamo ndipo mbava za DPP thru leaked telephone conversation ya grezeda ndi nankhumwa zidadziwilatu kuti chilima wawafwala ..awatulukira ….mbavazi zidadziwiratu kuti chinsalu cha mkachisi chang’ambika pakati….kodi chakwera mmene ankati adzathana ndi nkhani ya jetgate pano angabwerezenso mawu amenewo?kodi mmene chakwera ankanena kuti DPP ili ndi vice president wanzeru ndi luntha la utsogoleri pano angawabwerezenso mau amenewo? kodi joisi kachale banda angapitenso lero ku wailesi yaikulu ngati BBC… Read more »

Zadapo
Zadapo
3 years ago
Reply to  mulumuzana

Mwana wa mbava kunyadila ntchito ya abambo ako! You are proud of your vote thief Chilima but you will eat humble pie next month. Cheating does not pay! Kungade bwanji kumadzayela

Ngongoliwa
Ngongoliwa
3 years ago

Chilima is one of the thief in DPP. He stollen 2014 vote, Pano akutibera recieving salary rithout services Chilima come with UTM because of resistance in DPP on presidential bid Chilimas supporters are the frustrated supporters voted for DPP in 2014 and few youngones who wants a young president This guy show no respect of the law. Wakuba wapwanya lamulo need to be prosecuted and convicted. Why 30days amnesty and “ndizamanga” shall he be the ACB, the police and the judge. This means his rule will interfer in other departments zomwe sitikufuna. The enemies is splint into two groups ‘the… Read more »

Zadapo
Zadapo
3 years ago

We all know Richard Makondi is on bail for the 895 million Kwacha cashgate case, among other cases. We also know he is one of the people funding your campaign and he bought some cars for UTM. Are you also going to arrest Him? Typical Catholic hypocrisy from an angry person

Kalikokha
Kalikokha
3 years ago

I like the courage Chilima has & u could have my vote. But before I commit myself in voting u may u please release the list of top officials who stole from poor Malawians, rember what u told Brian Banda that u will give him the file so that he should be calling the names himself if you ignore this forget my vote and for more people since we think that u are part of them. Remember “Those who seek equity must come with clean hands”

Docus
Docus
3 years ago

Mr Chilima, let the Nation know some names before elections! Like this we are like Thomases!
By the way, why not sarting your 30 days of amnesty now, than you can start on 22.May straight away to prosecute them!

Sikusinja
Sikusinja
3 years ago

DPP started stealing in 2014 while u were still in good books with APM. What did you say or report then. On top of that you wanted to be torchbearer for DPP in 2019.

tonde
3 years ago

Day dreaming. Part on the media only . On the ground zero. Tiye nazoni. Muzawona ngato maloza pa may 21 pano.

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