I am not the final decision maker – Chilima hits at critics

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Malawi vice president Saulos Chilima has hit at critics who accuse him of speaking evils against the same government he serves, saying he has limited power.

Since the cat and rat relationship between Chilima and his boss Peter Mutharika began, Chilima has been criticizing Mutharika’s regime saying it has people who are corrupt.

However, Chilima’s stand on corruption has been questioned by some quarters who fault the vice president’s claims against a government which he is still part of.

Saulos Chilima

Chilima (R): I have limited power

Speaking during BBC’s Hardtalk, Chilima said he could not influence everyone in the government system on what to do due to limited power.

“I have been making recommendations that there is this, but because I am not the final decision maker it is the President then we see things not being done,” said Chilima.

He added that President Mutharika might have not taken serious measures to curb corruption in the country as claimed on different podiums on the fight against corruption.

“Some of us we are tired of rhetoric, we think we need to take drastic action on the corruption,” he added.

Malawi’s second in command said once ushered into power during May 2019 polls, he will “perform wonders” for the country.

Chilima formed his United Transformation Movement (UTM) that he plans to represent on the ballot paper during next year’s general after internal wrangles in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on who was to be party’s presidential candidate in the 2019.

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