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UTM Fills Vacant Executive Posts

UTM Fills Vacant Executive Posts

Politics
Tonse Alliance key partner UTM party has roped in five new faces to fill vacancies in its national governing council to replace the members who resigned. UTM Party spokesperson Felix Njawala said in an interview yesterday the new appointees are national deputy director of elections Loveness Gondwe, national director of youth Penjani Kalua, national director of operations Khwesi Msusa, national deputy director of operations Sam Chirwa and acting administrative secretary Augustine Mtendere. He said: “Three positions were vacant and we have created a committee of operations; hence, the appointment of the director and deputy director of operations. “This is a process of making sure that all the positions are filled and the operations of the party are running smoothly.” Njawala sai...
MWENIFUMBO SAYS ABITRARY ARRESTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH DARK DAYS

MWENIFUMBO SAYS ABITRARY ARRESTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH DARK DAYS

Politics
Politician and UTM's spokesperson, Frank Mwenifumbo writes on his personal Facebook account demanding immediate release of arrested musician-cum-politician-Penjani Kalua well known as Fredokiss. Police say they have arrested Fredokiss, a UTM member, over financial crimes but have not provided details; indicating investigations are still underway. But Mwenifumbo argues the abitrary arrests are associated with the dark days of the one party rule which Malawians rejected in 1993.
Usi Storms Mulanje

Usi Storms Mulanje

Politics
UTM Vice President Michael Usi has arrived for a development rally at Golden Village, Traditional Authority Chikumbu, in Mulanje. The pictures show Usi's arrival at the venue. He is expected to speak on issues enhancing unity to foster national development.
Tonse Alliance partners Calls for MCP, UTM Dialogue

Tonse Alliance partners Calls for MCP, UTM Dialogue

Politics
Some Tonse Alliance partners are calling for a dialogue meeting to resolve their differences on the agreements made in the year 2020. Two key partners the Malawi Congress Party-MCP and UTM have come out in the open to fight over the power sharing deal. The 9-member alliance led by President Lazarus Chakwera, managed to oust the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the 2020 fresh elections. After keeping the alliance document under wraps for 2 years, Vice President Saulos Chilima who is also the UTM leader, revealed its contents on Friday. Among other issues, Chilima revealed that Chakwera is supposed to be a one term president and that the VP is to run as the presidential candidate in 2025. He further indicated that in the event that the alliance falls apart, Malawians hav...
UTM Party Vehicle Issue Goes To MRA

UTM Party Vehicle Issue Goes To MRA

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Gosten Chinseu who moved the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to investigate source of funding for UTM Party following alleged purchase of 44 vehicles, has now taken the matter to Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA). In a letter to MRA dated May 13 2022, Chinseu wants to know how much tax UTM and alleged buyer of the vehicles Khwesi Msusa paid to MRA from the income they earned that spurred purchasing of the vehicles. Flashback – A fleet of UTM vehicles: The movement says it is funded by well-wishers It reads: “This purchase, therefore, raises serious doubts first on how the party gets funding to buy such assets and secondly, if the source of their money is taxed adequately by the Malawi Revenue Authority. “They, being a political party that does not receive any known funding in Pa...
Gaps in the Tonse Alliance appear to be widening

Gaps in the Tonse Alliance appear to be widening

Politics
Gaps in the Tonse Alliance appear to be widening as evidenced by the conduct of symphathisers of the political parties which form the alliance, who are not working together. In Mzuzu, where President Lazarus Chakwera has arrived for a number of state functions including inspecting crops in five districts, followers of Malawi Congress Party MCP and AFORD have mounted party clothes around the Mzuzu roundabout which has been a norm to welcome the Head of State who is also the Tonse Alliance torch bearer. Conspicuously missing is the UTM party cloth and flags which are not part of the hanging as well as absence of UTM followers in the whole set up. Amongst other engagements President Chakwera will also preside over Installation of Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe in Rumphi district and ...
TONSE ALLIANCE STILL INTACT

TONSE ALLIANCE STILL INTACT

Politics
Malawians living in the United States of America have been urged to ignore rumours that there is disunity in the Tonse Alliance Government. Dr Chilima was speaking in New York, United States of America when he held a meeting with members of the Malawi diaspora from New York, New Jersey & Connecticut. The Vice President stated that the Tonse Alliance is still strong and called on the people to continue rallying behind the alliance. The meeting between the Vice President and Malawians in the diaspora opened with questions that the Malawians living in the USA have been eager to ask for some time. One of the Malawians wanted clarity on reports that there is trouble among parties in the Tonse Alliance and that it is falling apart. Dr Chilima in his response said this is ...