Tue. Nov 19th, 2019

Pay back the money’ to Government: Chilima Tells Mulli

Written by Desire Mtawali

Malawi  Vice-President Saulos Chilima  has  spoken against the K8 billion claim that Sunrise Pharmaceuticals and Chombe Foods Limited,  the  two companies owened by  Leston Mulli  are making from government.

Chilima claimed that  someone has been paid K3bn to smear him yet the same person has a K5bn debt to government adding  there is evidence to that effect.

Chilima was speaking during a political  rally  for his United Transformation Movement (UTM) at Migowi in Phalombe on Saturday.

Mulli, through Sunrise Pharmaceuticals Limited and Chombe Foods Limited, sued government and claimed K3.1 billion as damages for losses during the July 20 2011 demonstrations in which 21 people were killed.

Crowds of UTM supporters at Migowi in Phalombe

Chilima greeting UTM officials at Migowi in Phalombe
  • Two grannies wanted to see properly the face the face  of Chilima

He is now seeking an additional K8 billion, in civil case number 474 of 2012 before the High Court in Blantyre.

However,  Chilima said he has gathered evidence that Mulli secretly received K 3 billion from government as compensation while he owes the same government a K5 billion loan through the then Malawi Savings Bank which was never paid.

He said ironically all previous Attonery Generals had rejected the claim for government to pay Mulli the K3 billion compensation as a result of the July 20  demonstrations in 2011.

Chilima said Mulli should “pay back the money” he owes governemnt before it ” chokes” him.

He said  all the money to be recovered from the thieving DPP officials will be ploughed back to social services to improve lives of poor and marginalised people.

The Vice president  retaliated his  promise  on financial prudence of public money once in government to ensure transparency and accountability.

Chilima went on to articulate UTM vision and agenda for Malawi at the rally attended by thousands of people who defied DPP intimidation tactics.

He pleaded with the electorate to register and vote en-masse in next year’s elections, warning that failure to remove the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) from power spells doom for the country.

Chilima has been drawing huge crowds during his rallies since he  dumped the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) months ago and formed his United Transformation Movement (UTM).

Since the formation of the movement, UTM has roped in various political giants such as Speaker Richard Msowoya and several legislators including Lucius Banda and  Wodya Zake Alibe Mlandu political grouping headed by Michael Usi, popularly known as Mananya. The movement has so far been launched in almost all regions of the country.

 

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