Malawi opposition UDF’s National Policy Conference on the cards

The once ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) has disclosed that it will hold it’s first ever National Policy Conference next year.

In a media statement issued by UDF Secretary General Kandi Padambo, the party says the conference, first of its kind in the country, is part of its ‘Change’ agenda.

UDF says the purpose of the conference is to solicit  views and encourage progressive thinking in the country’s approach to governance, economic development and some of the most critical issues affecting the nation.

“This will be an opportunity for the UDF to assess challenges facing the country as well as determine new policies where appropriate.”

The conference will be held under the theme “Malawi Our Country” and will be chaired by Dr. Godfrey Chapola,” according to the statement.

Padambo: UDF to hold National Conference on Policy

Discussions during the conference will be focused on areas like Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change, Quality Education, Science and Technology, Unemployment and Job Creation.

“ Delivery of Quality Health Care, Water and Sanitation, Energy, Infrastructure and Housing, Devolution, Nation Building, social inequalities, intra-party democracy, political party financing, accountability and transparency.

“The UDF is inviting members of the civil society, NGOs, faith groups, the University of Malawi and public universities, the private sector and other interest groups to be part of this historic conference.”

The idea of hosting the Policy Conference was conceived during the party’s first National Executive Committee meeting a week ago and was made bpublic by its president, Atupele Muluzi during a rally at Njamba Freedom Park in Blantyre last Sunday.

There was enormous turnout during Njamba ally where young Muluzi warned opponents from underrating him based on his youthful age.

The crowd largely draped in party colours of yellow braved the afternoon’s rain scare to patronise the rally at which the party welcomed its newly elected National Executive Committee (Nec) members while emphasizing its idea for change both politically and economically.

Muluzi is yet to hold another rally in Lilongwe over the weekend where he will continue to advocate and champion his idea for change.

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