Kaliati, Kambala, Usi vying for top UTM posts: Founders Masangwi, Msowoya, Makondi not contesting

As the UTM Party  goes to its first-ever elective conference on Monday December 17 2018 in Lilonhwe , founding president of United Transformation Party (UTP), Newton Kambala and Michael Usi, leader of Wodyazake Alibe Mlandu network will be vying for the positions of treasurer general and director of strategic planning in UTM, respectively, as some founders of  the party are not running for positions.

Masangwi: Not contesting

According to published reports, interim chairperson Noel Masangwi, interim treasurer general Richard Makondi, Speaker of National Assembly Richard Msowoya, have all indicated that they will not vie for any position but remain staunch members of the UTM.

They all claim they have contributed enough in the party politics.

But Kambala, a wealthy businessman who cut his political teeth when he registered UTP coming from the private sector, said since UTP merged into UTM, he would contest for the position of UTM treasurer general.

While Usi who was reported to be seeking the position of vice president, is vying for the position of director of strategic planning inUTM.

The highlights of the convention would be to elect office bearers, ratify the party’s constitution and part of its manifesto.

State Vice-President Saulos Chilima is expected to vie for the position of the party’s president, while the interim secretary general Patricia Kaliati and interim publicity secretary Joseph Chidanti-Malunga are seeking to legitimise their positions.

UTM was registered as a political party early last month after the court ordered the registrar of political parties to register theparty when he had rejected its applications because of the name.

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Victoria
Victoria
1 year ago

SECRETARY GENERAL POSITION SANKHANI BWINO

Mwana Pumbwa ndi Pumbwa amene
Mwana Pumbwa ndi Pumbwa amene
1 year ago

Umodzi Transformation Movement…..all the best…….we hv seen dpp delegates coming to the convention…..u r really good friends……this is good…showing oneness with your real roots..

Gwape
1 year ago

Wishing you all the best as you draw closer to your down fall and end of your political carrier.
Uzalila ngambuku .
Very very soon you will see pumbwa iwe Sauli

Luka
Luka
1 year ago

The outcome of this elective conference will determine whether or not the UTM deserves our confidence and support. Corruption, like charity, begins at home. It is up to the electors to find out all they can about the family lives of the candidates. A man or woman who is faithless and uncaring to their spouse and children can never be faithful and caring to their community and nation.

Love of Malawi is not a theory to be learned; it is something to be practised.

Faith without charity is hopeless.

Nyima
Nyima
1 year ago

Things fall apart ,how come senior members are not contesting in the much awaited convention ? zimveka,zayambika

Madzeradzeta
Madzeradzeta
1 year ago

I fear for our children. Yes, UTM is a new party but the individuals leading the party are not new and are the very reason why Malawi remains one of the poorest countries in the World. Anita, Ngalande, Akweni, Msowoya, Masangwi, the list continues have been tried. Maybe Kambala, Usi to some extent Chilima. Let us pray for our mother Malawi

Dulli
Dulli
1 year ago

Kambala ndi kambala. How can a president of UTP bid for a position in the new and smaller UTM Party? Is this not the hallmark failed politician?

BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago

Looking forward to free and fair contest!

Alamu Pumani Mwakula kuba

Kodi ndani angalimbe mtima kukavotera Chilima? On Msowoya it’s easy to tell he is useless and that is why Chakwera dropped him. Even his farm chickens and dogs can’t vote for this useless but arrogant man.

Napoleon muza
1 year ago

Kikikiki, kalipo kalipo, . Those who claim to have contributed to politics I wonder. Afraid of the skeletons in their cupboards. It seems something is not right. Not even other positions can’t contest? Wow! Something is not adding up here. Wait and see what will happen after convention , more in 2019 is going to happen in 2019 for this party. Surprise surprise, and not good surprises.

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