The ruling-Peoples Party (PP) of President Dr. Joyce Banda will on 23 March this year officially launch its wing in the midland State of Indiana in the United States.
The party’s wing interim Director of Women Judith Kachala told Nyasa Times that the grouping, composed of Malawians living in midland part of USA was founded last year.
“We met the President in New York last year when she came for UN general assembly and we assured her that we’ll support her agenda for Malawi development and this is just one step in doing it,” said Kachala.
“We want to get organized and pull together resources in support of her programmes back home” she added.
Kachala revealed that there are many Malawians living in the US now and that if properly organized, they can contribute a lot back home in terms of development.
Speaking in New York during the hand-in ceremony of party’s memorabilia, the party’s National Director of women affairs Clara Makungwa thanked the interim committee of the wing for the initiative they have taken.
“First of all, let me extend President Dr Joyce Banda’s best wishes as you prepare for this historical event. I came here for other things but when I went to bid farewell to the President I reminded her of this event and she asked me to pass the wishes. She is looking forward to your support in party activities both here and at home,” Makungwa said.
The launching ceremony which will be held at Woodward place In Southbend Indiana, is expected to be patronized by high ranking officials of the party from Malawi and among them is the Party’s Director of International Relations and Cooperation Affairs , Kayisi and the two President’s sons: Geoffrey and Roy Kachale.
“We would have loved the whole General Secretary of the party to come and cerebrate with us as we launch the party’s wing here in the US. We are happy though that the party is sending some delegation from Malawi to attend the launch,” Kachala continued.
The Peoples party has so far established wings in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Zimbabwe.