Chilima urge govt to stop using coronavirus to scare people


State Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima who is also President of the United Transformation Movement (UTM) has urged authorities especially those from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to stop scaring Malawians with Coronavirus.

Chilima said this on Sunday night during his nation addressed where he highlighted a number of issues affecting Malawians.

In his address, Chilima said it is sad that some people are moving around telling Malawians there is no fresh Presidential polls.

“There are attempts by others to mislead people that there won’t be elections. That is obviously not true at this stage unless otherwise guided. Others went to the extent of openly sending thugs to destroy the Electoral Commission’s equipment in Blantyre. They were apprehended by ordinary Malawians who are tired of the thuggery and having their future stolen by criminals.

“Others, indeed, are using the coronavirus pandemic to scare people – particularly in areas they have zero support – so that people do not go and register. Again, this must and shall fail. 26. My fellow Malawians, in short, let us go and register to vote. Choosing our leaders is our God-given right. Choosing right leaders shall stop the needless deaths our women suffer when giving birth. Choosing right leaders shall reduce the countless deaths due to curable diseases afflicting our communities. Choosing the right leaders means better equipping our hospitals and hospital personnel to best deal with this pandemic and other diseases,” said Chilima.

Chilima has since urged Malawians to go and register.

“We must, therefore, go and register while ensuring that we follow the recommendations on hygiene and social distancing to ensure that we do not spread the virus. This is possible. It has been done elsewhere. It can be done here too,” he said.

Meanwhile Chilima has condemned registering of minors by the National Registration Bureau (NRB).

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Robert Ngwira
Attended Our Future Private Secondary School in Rumphi from 2006-2009 Holder of Diploma in Journalism from Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) Hobbies, reading newspapers, going out with friends, listening to radio and watching football. Email:


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