Moved by lawmaker Atupele Muluzi’s ‘agenda for change’, some students at Chancellor College have formed a grouping called University Students for Atupele’s Agenda for Change (UNSAAC) with the sole objective of pressing for change on issues of national development in all dimensions.
All this follows the Atupele Muluzi’s recent declaration to vie for the country’s presidency in 2014, a stand that has received mixed reactions with some describing him as fit for the job while still others labeling him as inexperienced for the hot seat.
Founder Yokoniya Chilanga confirmed the formation of the group to Nyasa Times and went on to say that they were receiving overwhelming support from fellow students at the campus.
“We are saddened by the current political and economic stalemate in the country. We have seen that something needs to be done before things fall apart,” said Chilanga, the interim general secretary for UNSAAC.
He however defended the use of the name Atupele on grounds that their political philosophy matches with Atupele’s ‘Agenda for Change’.
“Atupele’s ‘Agenda for Change’ is for the benefit of all Malawians. We are not in party politics but only advancing the ‘Agenda for Change’ which many people want now. We are for change and our main objective is to continually press for change through our intellectual wealth and prowess” said Chilanga a fourth year Philosophy major.
According to Chilanga, UNSAAC plans to spread to all colleges in Malawi, though maintaining Chancellor College as its base.
It was erroneously reported that Francis Bisika is a co-founder of this group. That is not the case.
Bisika is only an active member of Philosophy Society, where Chilanga is the President and Bisika is the Secretary General. It should be clarified here that Francis Bisika is not part of UNSAAC.
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