Malawi Congress Party (MCP) campaign director Felix Jumbe has commended United Democratic Front (UDF) flag career in the forthcoming presidential elections, Atupele Muluzi, for organising the first ever national policy conference for a political party in the country.
Speaking at the policy conference in the capital Lilongwe on Thursday, Jumbe commended the initiative, saying the policies will not only benefit UDF but Malawians.
He was delighted as a farmer that UDF is prioritizing Agriculture as a growth sector.
Jumbe told delegates that he was sent at the conference to represent MCP president Lazarous Chakwela.
He advised the gathering against “copy and pasting policies” from outside that cannot work in Malawi.
Jumbe said they should be “original” in initiative home grown ideas.
The MCP campaign director commended UDF for giving him the opportunity to speak.
Atupele said the policy conference was organised to give a boost to a new Agenda for Malawi which he said is people-centred and in line with people’s needs and aspirations.
He said the policy conference allowed stakeholders to debate the UDF proposals.
“After reaching a consensus, our manifesto will be drafted and unveiled. Our vision is centred on delivering on a new agenda for Malawi. We are focusing on transformational change in four areas: The economy and growth, governance, social protection, peace and security.”