Aford gears for revamping as the party attracts 10 MPs including Mwenifumbo

Alliance for Democracy (Aford) the first party to register after multiparty politics in 1994, is now set for revamping to get its lost glory.

Chihana: Rebuilding Aford

Owen Mumba, acting chairman of Revamping Aford Movement (Ramo) said Aford supporters are now fired up and wants the party to be great again and formidable in 2019 elections .

“We want the party to sweep all the 33 parliamentary seats in the north, get some seats in central and southern regions and get Aford in office,” said Moyo.

He said so far the party has roped  in 10 members of parliament  one is independent MP for Karonga central Frank Tumpale Mwenifufumbo who would be unveiled on Thursday at Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe.

Moyo said Ramo is closely working with party president Enoch Chihana and other national executive committee.

He said the party is set for a convention in September where all positions will be up for grabs.

Asked the names of the members of parliament who have joined or rejoined the party, Moyo responded: “We have an agreement with them not to reveal their names because some of them still belong to other parties.”

He said Ramo with Aford is mobilising resources in order to rebuild the tattered party.

Chihana said Ramo is working with the full blessings of the national executive committee.

He said his mammoth task is to rebuild the party which fell on its knees due to internal power struggle.

“When I came from South Africa to take up the party leadership, I found that Aford was already dead. My task now is to restructure it and reposition it ahead of the elections,” he said.

He said the party is set to hold a women’s conference and a youth conference before the main convention where party elections would be held.

Asked how a dead party like Aford can be resurrected, Chihana said: “We have over 45 political parties in the country. Most of them have come and gone but Aford has always been there, limping though.

“The parties that seem to be strong have been in government or are in government. They use tax payers money to rebuild their partiesm.”

He said political squabbles that retarded the party growth and development are now over and all eyes are set in rebuilding and restructuring the once mighty party.

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knowledge ng'ambi

i wish government to revamp the skills developments starting from primary up to the technical colleges. i support government for its work done ,but it should also embark on training the trainers who will be instructors in these schools.

Wa Kajera

My plea to all Northern Malawi beloved sons and daughters is to ask them embrace this reform and rebuilding exercise so that we may get all the seats in the north to ensure we have a say in Parliament. This will also ensure development comes to our beloved region.


The excessive greedy attitudes by the leaders killed the party

winston msowoya
So far Northerners and other Malawians in diaspora,are grateful that AFORD,the founding father of multi-party democracy in the country,is now breathing the air of resurrection.The first attracted MPs ten in number,is very promising for the Party which was pronounced dead some few years ago.In the first election campaigns in 1994,Bakili Muluzi called AFORD the Party of Tumbukas in the sense that 95 per cent of the exiles were the Northerners and another 5 percent came from Southern Region and none per cent from the Central Region.In the first multi-party elections,AFORD won 33 seats almost swept the whole Region.Since then the… Read more »


chatonda Mvula
Next parliament will be chaotic because some prostitute MPs are already moving to other parties silently as mentioned in this mail. Rachel Zulu for Mchinji South is busy here in Lilongwe having meetings with people from Mchinji because she wants to return to MCP. What a shame, I hope the people of Mchinji are very clever enough to boot her completely out of politics because she is useless and she does not speak in Parliament. She was listed the most absent MP in parliament with Noel Masangwi because they are afraid of speaking English in Parliament. Mwenefumbo is not going… Read more »
wayamba kale wayamba kale, wayamba kale kunjenjemera! Atangomva AFORD yili kudzuka njenjenje kunjenjemera. lyo lyo lyo lyo!!!! BRAVO RAMO,, for those of us who are old enough to testify the coming of multiparty in this country, we see this as good news. AFORD and Original UDF were the parties that carried people’s hopes. Unfortunately UDF let us down and Chihana was bought and the beginning of the end started. We hope this rebranding of AFORD will come along with fresh ideas but if and only if the current leadership paves its way. We need the likes of Matembo Mzunda, Collins… Read more »

Aaaaaaa! Brian wagwa nayo!

Rift Valley


Him of Afford, UDF, DPP, PP and back to DPP.

And he wants to repeat the cycle, starting all over again with Aford?

Very comical.

Kingsley Jika

Do I not see better in thinking that the best we can have as leader in Malawi now is John Chisi? Am I betrayed by his education or his balanced approach to national matters? What is it that always makes me say if our terrain was flat that should have been the man? Why do others not see that in him? Have I perhaps eaten the insane root of opium politics? How do people measure a ‘leader’? Principles? Region? Appearance? Fame? Wealth? Beliefs? Teach me; Do I miss something perhaps or I see something others don’t?

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