Low turnout hurt DPP UK wing fund raiser

Some members of staff working for Malawi High Commission in were embarrassed with low turnout of Malawians in Manchester at the fundraising event of the ruling DPP UK wing.

The DPP wing known as Friends of DPP in conjunction with the Embassy organized a fund raising event in Manchester on Saturday at Suburn Pub, Garrat Road in Gorton.

Instead of starting at 8pm the event delayed to midnight because there were only a handful of people with two ladies only all night.

“I’m so shocked with the low turnout. Today being Saturday I expected a large turnout. I do not know if it shows people are going ballistic with what is happening in Malawi. May be the event was not well publicised,” one of the patrons Jim Phiri said.

The group’s spokesman Sembe Gondwe said the aim of the function was to introduce DPP wing to Manchester.

One of the people who attended the function, Dan Phaka, said “the idea of having the grouping was quite good.”

He however said “they should focus more on politics of development in Malawi than anything else.”

The group’s chairman Suman Kazombo conducted a raffle draw and auction. Malawi Gin, Ram and a laptop were on offer.  A brand new laptop was sold at £170 and only one bottle of Malawi Gin was sold at £30. Some items were left unsold due to poor turnout.

The function did not go without drama. One of the individuals had his digital camera damaged by a member of the grouping.

There was tension in the air after the incident.

The owner of the camera left the venue soon after the incident in disapproval of what had happened.

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