The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has relaunched its Mzuzu University (Mzuni) wing ahead of next year’s tripartite elections.
During the launch on Saturday, presidential adviser on youth affairs Symon Vuwa-Kaunda welcomed new members and a new committee to steer the party’s agenda on the campus.
He also donated K500 000 to support the activities of the wing.
Vuwa-Kaunda said: “We are here to revive the wing which has been in existence for many years. We have received new members and there is a new committee to replace the old members who graduated in previous years. So, it was important to welcome the new members.”
He said the donation was made on behalf of President Peter Mutharika. Vuwa-Kaunda refuted suggestions that the president is using tax payers’ money to woo votes among university students, claiming “that is his personal money”.
He said the President donated the money after realising that students lack many things such as pocket money and learning materials.
DPP director of youth (North) Kelvin Chirambo said the youth in the Northern Region, including university students, have endorsed Mutharika as the candidate to lead the party in the elections.
Mzuni DPP wing chairperson Gift Ndakanamwano said the wing joins several other universities and colleges that visited State House to pledge their support for Mutharika.
The wing has about 600 members.