Malawi’s newly opposition Nthanda Congress Party (NCP) which is linked to Speaker Henry Chimunthu Banda has come out of the cocoon unveiling plans to hold its national convention in August in the capital Lilongwe.
Speaking during a meeting in Lilongwe with districts leaders, the party’s Secretary General Stanly Khaila said all positions are open to those with clean records.
“We would want to elect leaders who will have the welfare of people at heart after the party wins the 2014 elections,” he said.
The party’s vice chairperson Laudon Malingamoyo Phiri said the party had been silent because they have been building its structures at the grassroots level so that they should be stronger during the elections.
“We are aiming at building a good foundation for our children so that they can have a brighter future. We need to have a party which will have the welfare of the people at heart; people need to be part of development not as is the current trend where we only follow the leader,” he said.
Phiri said the party which follows the socio-democratic ideologies is yet to come up with a budget, date and venue for the convention.
“We are finalizing the process of identifying delegates to the convention but be assured that whatever the case, we are having the convention,” he said.
The party’s interim members include Phiri himself; Campaign Director retired Brigadier General Chinjala, and Amos Chinkhadze who is a committee member.