Malawi vice president launches UTM
United Transformation Movement UTM leader has attributed the derailment of development in the country to rampant corrupt practices by top government officials.
Chilima who is also the vice President of Malawi was speaking at Njamba Freedom Park during the launch of the UTM in Southern region.
He cited the way government offered a contract to a supplier for generators to Electricity Supply Commission ESCOM in order to ease the problem of power outage in the country as a practical example of corrupt practices in the current regime.
“The country has a lot of resources derived from taxes that can be used in eradicating poverty but requires his movement to steer the change,” Chilima said.
He revealed that, as the second citizen of the country, he has been condemning corrupt practices happening in government but to no avail.
Chilima further said that “my political grouping is geared at transforming the nation in several aspects of development.”
Meanwhile, Chilima has said UTM will pay in advance the nomination fees for all candidates aspiring to contest in the fourth coming polls as Parliamentarians and councilors.
Speaking at the rally Dr Michael Usi of Odya zake alibe mlandu disclosed that had talked to white people to support UTM.
Some of the prominent people were former first ladies Calista Mutharika and Shanil Dzimbiri, speaker of national assembly Richard Msowoya and Lucious Banda.