UTM’s Chilima says Malawi will be great when DPP ‘thieves’ are voted out

UTM Party presidential candidate Saulos Chilima has said  Malawi will be great country when people remove the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) from power in  the May 21 Tripartite Elections, accusing the current administration of suffocating Malawians from getting quality life  due to wrongful enrichment.

Chilima: Time up for  DPP thieves
Part of the mamoth crowds at Njamba during Chilima’s rally

The UTM presidential hopeful, who is also State vice-president, said this at Njamba Freedom Park in Blantyre on Tuesday before a mammoth crowd as he wrapped up his Southern Region campaign.

Chilima told the rally which was televised that DPP has instructed every chief executive officer (CEO) of parastatal to donate K10 million to the campaign of the governing party.”These people [in DPP] are thieves and as evidence, they are nit satisfied with the money they have stolen; they have instructed every CEO of parastatal in the country to donate K10 million to DPP,” said Chilima.

He cited Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) and Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) as some of the institutions where money is being looted for DPP activities.

“At MRA they have bought new vehicles and some of them will be given to chiefs to corruptly make them help DPP in this election,” said Chilima.

He even gave details of the firm the vehicles have been insured with UGI Insurance .

Recently, Chilima also revealed that Macra has been topping the fuel card which the DPP officials have been using with K2 million a month.

Chilima warned Macra and MRA officials to clean their decks.

Despite Macra director general Godfrey Itaye is still under investigations into two multi-million kwacha contracts the regulator is alleged to have dubiously awarded in 2017, his contract was renewed recently.

The contracts in question include a K19 million supply contract Macra reportedly awarded to a business firm owned by a relation to Itaye  and another relating to printing of calendars worth K135 million.

The graft-busting body launched its investigations after receiving a complaint from a whistle blower on the alleged dealings.

Chilima said he will deal with corruption.

“Poverty is getting worse because of thieves. We are failing to develop agriculture in this country because of thieves. We should not be glorifying these thieves by christening them as Big Man. We are failing to develop education and road infrastructure because of thieves,” said Chilima.

Chilima said it is misuse and abuse of public resources.

Civil society organisations have been arguing that parastatal donations to ruling party contravenes the doctrine of public trust, the Constitution and the Public Finance Management Act.

Chilima’s remarks focused on agriculture, economic development and education while reminding the people about the power of the ballot paper.

Chilima expressed confidence and rolled his sleeves during that rally to show that he is ready to “serve” the people.

Earlier, Chilima’s running mate Micheal Usi said the country’s newest registered political outfit was satisfied it has delivered the message to the electorate.

The DPP has three main rivals in this election—Malawi Congress Party (MCP), which is in alliance with former president Joyce Banda’s People’s Party (PP) and Freedom Party (PP), Vice-President Saulos Chilima’s UTM and the United Democratic Front which has Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi as its torchbearer.

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MBUMBA
MBUMBA
1 year ago

CHILIMA CANNOT WIN….THESE ARE JUST NOISE MAKERS

DPP-Yatha
DPP-Yatha
1 year ago

Once UTM takes over the goverment next week, make sure, the DPPP crooks at Safemotherhood, MERA, NOCMA, MACRA, MRA are removed, investigated and arrested. These organisations are dragging the country’s economy backwards. NOCMA is giving contracts to foreigners especially Tanzanias to transport Malawian fuel at the expense of local transporters. The crooks at NOCMA and MERA are getting kickbacks from these foreigners. For each foreign tanker which enters Malawi, the DPP crooks get something. These evil DPP crooks don’t care about the Malawi economy at large; all they care is their pockets. NOCMA is led by a DPP cadet. These… Read more »

KALYOTO
KALYOTO
1 year ago

CHILIMA MY VOTE

Alamumwakula
Alamumwakula
1 year ago

Malawians, You will be making a very big mistake to vote for DPP and MCP.YOU CAN ONLY DO SO if what you like are as follows: -PERSISTENT BLACK OUTS -KILLING OF PEOPLE WITH ALBINISM -LACK OF MEDICATION IN HOSPITALS -TRIBALISM AND NEPOTISM -ABSOLUTE LACK OF INFRASTRUCTURE -CASHGATE AND ITS EFFECTS -KILLING OF CHASOWA -KILLING OF AARON GADAMA,DICK MATENJE,CHIWANGA -PROMOTING LAZINESS THAT PEOPLE SHOULD REPORT TO WORK AT 8.30AM WHEN OTHERS DO SO AT 7.30AM -TEACHERS NOT GETTING PAID FOR LONG PERIODS -KUMWA MADZI AMANYI -LOOTING OF ESCOM -LOOTING OF MACRA -LOOTING OF MALAWI REVENUE AUTHORITY -LOOTING OF MINISTRY OF PUBLIC… Read more »

Sibuno
Sibuno
1 year ago

It is not right for you, bwana Chilima to blame DPP, because you are still part of it so too are your crones. You helped put this party in government by tricks crooked means. You share the blame for fueling poverty. Malawians are aware that you stole the 2014 votes therefore you are not a trusted person. The good part of the crowd did not register and therefore not voters. The only good thing is that you have raised standards for potentially charged MCP who have had enough preparations while you wasted time with DPP, expecting that APM would handover… Read more »

Mangochi kabwafu
Mangochi kabwafu
1 year ago

Real deal and game changer. Agogo should be s……. himself now.

Muswahili Mambo Sana

I am in the northern region now , AMP and Chakwera have no votes in this northern region. UTM is the winning Party.

PHIRI
PHIRI
1 year ago

Northern region cannot make any one win…. ask Chakuwamba Chihana or JB

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
Ntumbuka Mwenecho
1 year ago

My reason for looking forward to next week Tuesday is to see an end to the foolish name calling nonsense by Arafat and his friends and competitors. I am fed up with this process. Why were they mute all this time?

phillips wanga
phillips wanga
1 year ago

It started with Julius Malemia in South Africa,now Chilima in Malawi advocating African youthful leadership which can not be embraced this time around.It will take time for people of Bumphula,Tulonkhondo,Kasonjola andLelebzya to vote for you,Jang’ala boy.

Nchacha
Nchacha
1 year ago

Gogo wolandira ma kickbacks paulendo basi, kkkkkkkk

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