By Faith Kamtambe:
United Transformation Movement (UTM) has said more high profile politicians are set to join the movement today at Masintha Ground in Lilongwe.
One notable name to have joined the movement is Speaker of Parliament, Richard Msowoya, who made the announcement on his Facebook page Friday. Msowoya is expected to be unveiled today.
“I hereby officially announce that I have joined the United Transformation Movement. My core values, experience and passion for service align well with UTM. The time is now and together we can,’’ reads the post.
UTM was previously called The Chilima Movement.
UTM Publicity Secretary Joseph Chidanti-Malunga Friday told Malawi News that Vice President Saulos would be the main speaker at the launch. He, however, said he does not want to pre-empt names of high-profile politicians expected to join.
“People should expect fireworks as the Vice President of this country will be the main speaker as you know he is the leader of UTM and there are several other people who have joined us. Expect the big fishes in this country to be part of the movement so we are so excited,” he said.
Malunga further said they have engaged security agencies to provide security and has since urged people to patronize what he described as a landmark rally.
The Movement, which was started by people who were dissatisfied by how things were being run in Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the country, has managed to bring into its fold members of other political parties.
Members of the Central Region committee of the United Democratic Front (UDF), who were supporting former party vice president Iqbal Omar, were the first notable group from another political party to join the movement.
On Tuesday, some of the former district chairmen of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) who started fighting the party’s leadership in court from 2015, led by former first deputy secretary general, James Chatonda Kaunda,also joined the movement.
The movement will on Saturday 28 July take its launch to Blantyre.
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