Activists Hails Veep Chilima’s Dismissal

Social and Political activists has welcomed the dismissal of opposition United Transformation Movement (UTM) leader Dr Saulos Chilima in President Professor Peter Mutharika’s cabinet. President Mutharika made some changes to the Cabinet with effect from Wednesday, 7th November in the year of Our Lord 2018 in which Chilima’s name was missing. Commenting on the missing of Chilima, President Mutharika’s Mouth Piece Mgeme Kalilani said: “The missing of his name (Chilima) is reflection of his statements that he does not…

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Matumbi Rejects Chilima Movement Offer; ‘Ndine Mwana Wa Adad Pepani’

Malawi’s celebrated artist  Annie Matumbi, popularly known as Nyakwawa, has rejected a monetary offer to lure him into Vice President Saulos Chilima’s breakaway United Transformation Movement (UTM). Writing on his Facebook page, the Lilongwe based artist, who is to contest as Mighty  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Candidate for Lilongwe City South West constituency, said no matter how many times the self-made opposition label him as one that has never benefited a single tambala from the ruling party, he will…

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UTM Urged Focus on Issue-Based Campaign

National Electoral Systems Trust (NEST) in collaboration with the Centre for Conflict Management and Women Development Affairs (CECOWDA) have condemned the tendency of castigating and name calling by politicians as they campaign for the 2019 votes. A statement jointly signed by the two human rights non-governmental organizations at the weekend, has called on both old and new politicians on the scene to concentrate on issue based campaign as compared to tarnishing each other’s image. “The electorate need to be…

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UTM Angers Civil Society Organisations

The  National Elections Systems Trust (NEST) and Centre for Women in Conflict and Development (CECOWDA)  has accused Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima’s United Transformation Movement for verbally attacking country’s first lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika. In a rally  held at Njamba Freedom Park in the commercial city of Blantyre last week United Transformation Movement  top officials including Patricia Kaliati and former first lady Calista Mutharika took turns attacking Gertrude Mutharika for reasons better known by them, and them alone. Reacting…

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Chilima Urges Catholic Church to Be Financially Independent

Malawi’s Vice President Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima has urged the Catholic Church to be financially independent if it is to sustain its development initiatives. Chilima speaking during the 50th Anniversary Celebration of St. Kizito Minor Seminary in Traditional Authority Kachere in Dedza District. The Vice President observed that some entities of the Catholic Church, like St Kizito Seminary, was operating smoothly which he said needed to be sustained. Chilima, therefore, applauded the priests tasked with day to day operations…

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Operation Landslide; Mighty DPP Youth Endorse Mutharika

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth have endorsed President Professor Peter Mutharika as presidential candidate for the 2019 elections barely a week after the women wing and regional governors did the same. Speaking on Monday at a press briefing in Lilongwe at DPP headquarters, the four youth regional directors, Yona Mulotha from the South, Lalabu Malimba from the Centre, Steven Bamusi from the East and Kelvin Chirambo from the North, said the DPP youth in the country are for…

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Irrigation Key to Sustainable Food Security- Chilima

Vice President and Minister of Disaster Management Affairs Dr. Saulos Chilima says the country needs to adopt new irrigation technologies if it were to make strides in ending persistent food insecurity. Dr Chilima made the observation on Tuesday when he visited families affected by recent floods in Nkhotakota district The Vice President’s call comes at a time when the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) is implementing the 2017/18 Lean Season Food Insecurity Response Plan to assist over one…

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Mighty DPP Believes in Diverse Views- Dausi

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) says it is committed to promoting democracy by allowing people in the party to express their views on matters to do with the running of the party. The Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi who is also government spokesperson said this Thursday during a press briefing at the DPP’s Headquarters in Lilongwe as he made clarification on the sentiments made by former First Lady, Madame Callista Mutharika who recently openly declared her…

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Operation Landslide: DPP Women Behind APMs’ Candidature

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) women Thursday said President Peter Mutharika is a capable and a legitimate candidate for the DPP for the coming 2019 tripartite elections. This follows recent statements by former first Lady, Callista Mutharika claiming the incumbent president is over aged and not fit to lead the DPP in the coming elections and should pave way for his Vice Dr Saulos Chilima to head the party. DPP Deputy Publicity Secretary, Zeria Chakale during a press conference held…

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Nobody Will Starve, Veep Chilima Assures Malawians

Vice President Dr Saulos  Chilima says government is making all efforts to ensure that no one dies of hunger in the country. The Vice President who is also Minister responsible for Disaster Affairs made the remarks on Tuesday in Ntcheu when he presided over the handover ceremony of parboiled rice by the Chinese government to Malawi government. Chilima said government is aware that some quarters in the country are facing food deficit this year, hence engaging into various efforts…

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