Mutharika Warns UTM

President Arthur Peter Mutharika has expressed concern over the tendency by the leadership and followers of United Transformation Movement (UTM) for insulting his government during their political functions. He was speaking Thursday in Mzuzu to hundreds of people who gathered at Katoto Round About to welcome him to the Northern Region where he is expected to preside over the 12th University of Livingstonia Graduation Ceremony on Saturday where 399 graduates will be accorded with bachelors and masters degrees. He…

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It’s over for Mia

By Mike J. Kangwele The prospect of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) ‘financier’, Sidik Mia, of becoming Malawi Vice President in 2019 are as good as over. Published reports indicate that MCP President Lazarus Chakwera has been having secret talks with Saulos Chilima’s UTM and Peoples Party (PP) of former Malawi President Joyce Banda. These talks, confirmed by MCP’s publicity secretary, Maurice Munthali, aim at forging a formidable electoral alliance that could dislodge President Peter Mutharika and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in 2019 Tripartite Elections….

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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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Kinnah Phiri Dumps UTM

Former Flames Head Coach and player Kinnah Phiri has dumped Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima’s United Transformation Movement (UTM), three months after joining the movement. Confirming the development in an interview with a local Media on Thursday, Phiri said will support the ruling Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Maravi Express has also learnt that some top UTM’s members will dump the movement soon to join Mighty DPP following a recent survey by Institute of Public Opinion and Research which…

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UTM Case Goes Back to Court

Registrar of Political Parties in Malawi, through the office of the Attorney General, has appealed against a ruling by the High Court ordering for the registration of UTM as a political party within seven days. On November 2 2018, Judge Justice Chirwa of the High Court in Blantyre ordered the registrar to register UTM within seven days from the day of the ruling, on grounds that the Registrar was not justified in refusing to register UTM as a political…

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APM WINS 2019 ELECTIONS – IPOR REPORT REVEALS!

By: Harold Macbrey A political survey report reveals that the DPP will win the 2019 elections. “In terms of voting intentions, in the presidential, parliamentary and local government races, the ruling DPP was ahead in the national vote, followed very closely by the MCP”, the report concludes. IPOR (Institute of Public Opinion & Research) finalised this research by August this year. The research report is titled “POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT TOWARDS THE 2019 TRIPARTITE ELECTIONS IN MALAWI”. In the report, IPOR…

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UTM Panics As School Feeding Boost Enrollment, Academic Performance

Afikepo School Feeding Project has helped boost school enrollment and academic performance in primary schools in the district of Kasungu. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) Wednesday at the Boma, District School Health and Nutrition Coordinator, Florence Kasiya said a great number of learners who dropped out of school in 20 primary schools have flocked back to their respective schools because of  the Afikepo project. “We have received a lot of reports from different schools in the…

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Unregistered Chilima’s Movement Postpones Convention

Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima’s United Transformation Movement (UTM) has postponed its convention which was slated for 9th November, 2018. UTM spokesperson Dr. Joseph Chidanti Malunga confirmed of the development in a statement made available to Maravi Express. “UTM wishes to announce to members of the general public and all its supporters, the postponement of the date of its National Convention from 9th November 2018, as earlier announced, to a date to be communicated by a special committee set…

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UTM to Abolish School Feeding Programme- Kaliati

The United Transformation Movement (UTM) says will abolish school feeding programme if ushered into power next year, saying the programme is not benefiting education in the country. UTM Secretary General Patricia Kaliati says they will instead make sure that food is available in the country so that learners are fed in their homes. She said this during a political rally at Kasiya in Lilongwe on Sunday. “We will look at how much food a learner needs in three months….

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UTM Propaganda Fails: Dr. Bruce Munthali Pledges Loyalty to Mighty DPP

Former Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) boss Bruce Munthali has dismissed allegations that he is joining the United Transformation Movement (UTM). Following his loss to Rosemary Mkandawire during Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primaries in Mzimba North, UTM propagandists spread an allegation that Munthali was destined for UTM out of protest. But in an interview, the former TCC CEO trashed the rumours saying his loyalty remains to President Peter Mutharika and the DPP. “I did not just wake up and contest…

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