Kinnah Phiri Eyes Karonga South Parliamentary Seat

Former Malawi national football team legendary player and coach, Kinnah Phiri, will challenge incumbent Karonga south Member of Parliament (MP) Malani Mtonga of Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) during the next year’s tripartite elections under the United Transformation Movement (UTM) ticket. Speaking in an interview Phiri said he wants to develop Karonga South which is his home village saying the constituency remains underdeveloped under the incumbent Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Member of Parliament. “People have known me as a sportsman;…

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Uladi Brands UTM ‘Briefcase’ Party

Newly elected Central Region Vice President for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Uladi Mussa says the party is not jittery with United Transformation Movement (UTM), saying the movement is a novice in politics and not mature enough to pull a surprise in 2019 tripartite polls. Mussa says DPP will win the polls resoundingly, followed by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and People’s Party (PP) on second and third positions respectively. He said UTM will be a distant fourth. Mussa…

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UTM Headless Chicken

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Secretary General, Grezelder Jeffrey has advised Malawians not be carried away by United Transformation Movement (UTM) saying the movement have no direction. She made the remarks Sunday when she addressed a political rally at Baka Community Day Secondary School Ground in Karonga District. Jeffrey said UTM is comprised of people who cannot provide any hope to Malawians. “UTM is like a swarm of bees, they are just moving any how without any direction and they…

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Ghambi Joins UTM, Mighty DPP Not Shaken

Former Education Minister in the Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government Vincent Ghambi has dumped the ruling party for the newly launched United Transformation Movement (UTM). Ghambi who is Member of Parliament for Karonga North Constituency confirmed the move during a political rally held in Karonga saying: “I have joined UTM out of my own conscience,” DPPs publicity secretary Nicholas Dausi, said as a party they are not shaken in any other way by Ghambis defection to the…

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Lucius Banda Commits Political Suicide

Member of Parliament  for Balaka North constituency, Lucius Banda  has  committed ‘political suicide’ after  declaring  interest to contest under United Transformation Movement (UTM) ticket in the forth coming  2019 parliamentary elections. Speaking in an interview Banda who became parliamentarian for Balaka North under the United Democratic Front (UDF) ticket in 2014 said he is set for the 2019 elections but now under UTM  where he argued UDF has lost the support it had from his followers. “At first my…

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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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Chiefs Urged to Take Leading Role in Voter Education

As the 2019 tripartite elections draw closer, traditional leaders have been advised to take lead in mobilizing their subjects to go and register for them to be able to vote on May 21. United Transformation Movement (UTM) National Chairperson, Noel Masangwi, made the remarks Sunday during a rally at St Augustine III in Mangochi. “Traditional leaders live with people within the communities. If one is to say he/she is a traditional leader, it means they have got a lot…

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Stop Your Nonsense, Mutharika Warns Chilima

Malawi President Peter Mutharika Saturday warned Vice-President Saulos Chilima and other leaders of the United Transformation Movement (UTM) against despising him during their political rallies. Mutharika gave the warning in his speech to thousands of people that gathered at Katoto Roundabout in Mzuzu to welcome him on arrival in the city to fulfill a number of engagements. President Mutharika  said UTM leaders should stop the vice or else he would use section 4 of the Protected Names Act to…

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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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Muslims Condemn UTM’s Secretary General Kaliati

The Muslim Supreme Council of Malawi has condemned former first lady Callista Mutharika and United Transformation Movement (UTM) secretary general Patricia Kaliati for allegedly dragging First Lady Gertrude Mutharika into “cheap politics”. The council’s leadership told the media in Blantyre on Saturday that what Callista and Kaliati purportedly said during a UTM rally at Njamba Freedom Park in Blantyre on July 29 was tantamount to “deliberate provocation” of the First Lady. The Muslim body leaders—chairperson Yasin Katungwe and secretary…

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