Veteran politician Kamangadazi Chambalo and former Peoples Party (PP) deputy publicity Secretary Faustace Chirwa have joined the UTM party ahead of the May 21 Tripartite Elections.
The two were welcomed in the party by UTM President who is also State Vice President Saulos Chilima in Dowa on Saturday where the party was launching its manifesto and campaign for the watershed May elections.
Chambalo is one of the first cabinet ministers in the first democratic government in 1994 and also served as a member of Parliament.
While Faustace Chirwa has resigned from People’s Party (PP) as depuy publicity secretary, a few days after the party’s leader and former president, Joyce Banda, endorsed Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Dr. Lazarus Chakwera candidature.
Banda withdrew from the presidential race citing national unity above personal ambitions.
Faustace Chirwa is one of the country’s most respected women activists and politicians who was crucially instrumental in changing Malawi’s politics from one party dictatorship to multiparty democracy in the early 1990s.
The la aunch of the UTM manifesto began with calls from traditional authority Msakambewa that the party should adopt a manifesto that is going to promote health services.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :