Chakwera courts UDF, Synods and Congoma  ‘to discuss national matters’

President Lazarus Chakwera is courting the opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) and has scheduled a meeting with its party leaders.

Padambo: UDF secretary general to meet Chakwera

State House Director of Communications Pastor Sean Kampondeni,said on Monday during the weekly  media briefings that President Chakwera  will meet UDF Secretary General Kandi Padambo and the party’s vice-president for the south, Lance Mbewe .

Kampondeni said the meeting will be to discuss national matters in fulfillment of pledge to be engaging leaders of opposition.

However, UDF leader Atupele Muluzi, is not going to attend the meeting.

Atupele, who took over the party’s leadership from his father and the country’s second president, Bakili Muluzi, faces an uphill task to revamp his political fortunes, as well as those of his party.

He is is facing pressure from some district committee members to convene an extraordinary national conference to map the way forward for the party with some suggesting end the working relationship with the DPP [Democratic Progressive Party].

The DPP and UDF went into a working relationship to gain votes in Parliament and support the government’s legislative agenda in the first five years of the DPP from May 2014.

Ahead of the June 23 Fresh Presidential Election, the two parties also formed an alliance where Muluzi was running mate to DPP president Peter Mutharika.

Muluzi recently said the UDF will maintain its partnership with the DPP.

Meanwhile, Kampondeni said Chakwera has had a number of meetings with various stakeholders in the past week aimed at pushing the development agenda of the Tonse Alliance government.

In the presidential diary, Kampondeni said Chakwera will also meet members of Congoma, the umbrella body of all civil society organisations as well as representatives of various synods of the CCAP.

President Chakwera will also meet members of the People’s Land Organisation (PLO), an activist group fighting for land ownership rights in districts of Thyolo and Mulanje.

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BigMan
BigMan
7 days ago

American US Army General Colin Powell was once asked at the start of the Gulf war how he would tackle the Iraqi Army. His answer was simple; ” Our strategy in going after this army is simple. First we are going to cut it off, and then we are going to kill it.”

My friends in the DPP, you are being isolated, and slowly surrounded, very soon you will be killed off.

Visitor
Visitor
7 days ago

What the Atupele followers saying is very true, He will loose his popularity of his party because of the ambrella that he is under with.

Mannequin 2
7 days ago

I thought this was fake news. Good news. It will be easy to take if we all are in it. I hope there’s enough for Tonse and UDF.

Masharubu
Masharubu
7 days ago

Please tell Abusa zimenezi akhonza kudikira kaye. What’s needed now is for him to reconstitute the boards of various parastatal bodies which were dissolved some two months ago, and make the necessary announcements. People are hurting out here. They supplied various goods and services to these bodies but can’t get paid because there are no boards. Schools have reopened but some parents have no money for fees because of this situation. These are real (not imaginary) people who are hurting. And guess what’s even more painful? The majority of these people voted for the Tonse Alliance in the just ended… Read more »

Kaitano
Kaitano
7 days ago
Reply to  Masharubu

What’s your point sir?

Karisto
Karisto
6 days ago
Reply to  Masharubu

Muli pa phuma ankolo…..mukudikira nawo kulowa mu board kapena

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