Atupele to launch Malawi Jubilee Movement on May 15

Opposition UDF president and 2014 presidential candidate Atupele Muluzi  will launch a ‘Jubilee Movement’ next Wednesday May 15  in Blantyre to champion transformational change as Malawi turns 50 years next years since it got independence from Britain.

United Democratic Front (UDF) secretary General Kandi Padambo confirmed that the launch will take place at Mount Soche Hotel in the commercial city of Blantyre.

Padambo however referred Nyasa Times to Jubilee Movement secretary Judith Ngwira who together with Public Relations Officer, Kelvin Zulu confirmed the development.

“In readiness for the celebration of Fifty (50) years of our Independence in 2014 and in support of the New Agenda for Change, we kindly inform the general public of the official launch of the Jubilee Movement.

Atupele Muluzi: Jubilee Movement, Malawi at 50
Atupele Muluzi: Jubilee Movement, Malawi at 50

“The Jubilee Movement is a grouping of Malawians that is going to champion transformational change and promote the ideals and aspirations of all Malawians especially women and the youth,” said Ngwira in a statement sent to newsrooms.

Atupele, the Machinga North East Member of Parliament (MP), 34, has been touting his Agenda for Change.

Described as “real deal” for Malawi by his followers, Atupele says Malawians should not be impoverished 50 years after the attainment of independence.

According to Atupele, Jubilee is a season for renewal.

He said jubilee is also a time of reflection on the past failures and turning to move in the right direction

“It is a time for Malawians to reflect on where we are coming from and where we are going. We need to ask ourselves questions: has our country progressed over the past 50 years?” said the UDF presidential hopeful.

Atupele said that it is sad that 50 years after independence, the majority of Malawians are still wallowing in abject poverty, saying that the situation has been caused by weak leadership and governance.

He is also expected to hold a policy convention to look at guidelines in job creation, food security, health, energy and water, among other issues.

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