By Desire Mtawali
All is set for the lauch of Chilima Movement and former speaker of the National Assembly who is also former MCP vice president Richard Msowoya is expected to be formally welcomed into the movement family on Saturday 21 July at Masintha ground in Lilongwe during the launch of the movement.
Spokesperson for the Chilima Movement Joseph Chidant Malunga confirmed of the development in an interview with Smash.
According Malunga, more MCP officials will be unveiled this coming Saturday at Masintha Ground in the capital Lilongwe during the official launch of United Transformation Movement where Chilima is expected to attend.
Malunga also hinted more Malawians are flocking to the movement.
Meanwhile 65 member of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) led by former Deputy Secretary General James Chatonda Kaunda have defected to the movement.
On Tuesday at least 65 former Malawi Congress Party central region committee have defected to vice president Saulos Chilima’s United Transformation Movement (UTM).
Speaking during the formal defection ceremony on Tuesday, one of the former officials , Chatonda Kaunda who served as MCP deputy secretary general said the group decided to join the movement because the MCP did not want the elderly.
“They told us that we are now too old to serve in the party. Having looked around, we realised that UTM can embrace us and they have indeed welcomed us with all warm arms. We are now home, the thing is to ensure that the party gets into power,” he said.
UTM will be launched in Blantyre and Lilongwe later this month.