As Malawi clocks 50 years of independence in July next year, the United Democratic Front (UDF) on Wednesday launched Jubilee Movement in Blantyre, a grouping the party said is set to champion transformation change.
UDF 2014 presidential candidate Atupele Muluzi launched the movement at Sunbird Mount Soche where guest speakers on topical issues included Chancellor College academics Professor Wiseman Chijere Chirwa and Dr Jessie Kabwila and a business consultant Henry Kachaje.
The movement emphasises inclusion of the youth and women in managing affairs of the nation, with a dominant question on what Malawi has achieved in 50 years of independence from colonialism, one-party system of government to multipartyism.
Launching the Jubilee Movement, Muluzi said the movement is a revolution which aims to make people’s aspirations and dreams a reality by making Malawi a food-secure nation, providing high quality education and good health care, among others.
He said there was need to identify drivers of the change and invest in the young generation.
In his lecture, Chijere Chirwa said Malawi has benefited nothing in the past 50 years and there was a need for certain things to change.
He said Malawi always misses opportunities to change the way things are done, saying, for example, an opportunity was lost when Malawi changed from one party system to multiparty, when a president died in office, and likely in 2014 when an opportunity will arise
to elect a leader.
Kabwila tackled gender issues while Kachaje gave a lecture on entrepreneurship.