Written by PIUS NYONDO
MZUZU--Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is once again reaching out to all Malawi colleges ahead of the 2014 tripartite elections, MaraPost understands.
Strategists for the campaign, calling themselves Friends of DPP (FODPP), however deny that the former ruling party (2004-2012) has started its campaign in earnest.
"We're re-launching wings in these universities. It's also a consultative process whereby we want to seek their views on the country's progress,” says FODPP spokesperson Martin Nkasala.
"We hold the view that university students are a cup of wisdom to drink from. This isn't a campaign. Campaign hasn't started yet, but with the indaba in April, we'll unveil not only DPP's economic recovery strategy but also the manifesto."
Nkasala says their delegations will be led by Ben Phiri who is an aide to DPP interim leader Peter Mutharika.
FODPP will next week start with University of Malawi's Chancellor College which will be followed by Lilongwe University of Natural Resources (LUANAR), Kamuzu College of Nursing and then Lilongwe Technical College.
Nkasala, who is active in social media, added FODPP believes that for Malawi to develop the country must become a knowledge-based economy and that process must start with universities.
(c) The Maravi Post 2013