Malawi Congress Party (MCP) national headquarters youths have embarked on a roadshow political campaign as a new strategy to sell the party’s presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera and his policies to voters.
During the shows, the MCP youths ask several questions to people about history and plans of the party. Those who give right answers are given wrappers (zitenje) and other party materials.
The launch of the roadshows took place on Sunday at Msundwe and Namitete in Lilongwe, and Kamwendo in Mchinji where the youths interacted with their rural counterparts.
Director of youths in MCP, Lobin Lowe, said the MCP youth are trying as much as possible to be creative when selling MCP plans to the people while at the same time preventing to be violent.
Lowe said in an interview: “We want MCP youths to be different from other political parties. Our youths have devoted themselves to spread the good plans of president Chakwera for this country. Sixty-five percent of voters this year will be youths; hence, we are sending these youths to convince them to vote for Chakwera on 20 May.”
Lowe said the party is proud of its youths because they are organising themselves financially.
“The party is not funding these road shows; the youths are contributing little money each. These road shows will continue to other districts,” he said.
After the Lilongwe-Mchinji roadshows, the MCP youth played football against Kamwendo Super Star at Kamwendo Trading Centre which Kamwendo won 2-0.
But jubilation engulfed the football ground when both the losers and winners joined to dance to songs that praise Chakwera