LILONGWE--Hope Alliance, a pressure group formed to reform Malawi’s ruling party, says its numbers are growing handsomely.
A person with ties to the group told MaraPost the group held a meeting in the capital Lilongwe this weekend where 11 more members have joined the group.
"We met for six hours. We even had former cabinet ministers supporting us,” the person said.
Hope Alliance’s spokesperson Moses Kunkuyu told Zodiak Broadcasting Station about the meeting but didn’t give details.
Announcing its birth recently, Kankuyu said Hope Alliance came into being after noting that party's president Bingu wa Mutharika was “himself is a problem" because "he does not listen to others."
He said the group wants "to bring hope to Malawians by ensuring that the [DPP] observes the rule of law, good governance, democracy and that Malawians are able to get basic needs."
Kunkuyu, MP for Blantyre City south, said other key members are Jeffrey Ntelemuka, MP for Blantyre City South East, Wells Gamah (Blantyre West) and Peter Nowa (Mulanje Pasani).
When it was formed, the MPs say group had 30 lawmakers behind it.---
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