UTM appoints Penjan Kalua as National Director of Youths


The United Transformation Movement Party, one of the major parties in the Tonse Alliance has appointed a son to former former Cabinet minister Kamlepo Kalua as their new National Director of Youths.

The party made the announcement in a statement signed by the new UTM National Publicity Secretary, Hon Felix Njawala which reads, “The UTM would like to announce the appointment of Fredokiss Penjan Kalua as UTM’s National Director of Youth with effect from Friday, 20th January, 2023. We wish him all the best as he carries put his noble duty.”

Penjan who popularly known as Fredokiss in music circle will replace Bon Kalindo.

Fredokiss who has a remarkable educational background, his music encourages and motivates the youth to work hard towards a bright future despite the challenges they face. He draws from his personal life struggles to use his music to educate the general public on the daily challenges young people – especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds – deal with.

He was also one of the figures who fought against the harsh punishment that was made to John Mussa who was arrested over issues of Chamba.

In 2018 UNICEF Malawi and FredoKiss, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) making Fredokiss UNICEF Malawi’s first ‘Champion for Children’. UNICEF Champions for Children are prominent individuals from art, entertainment, sport or other fields of public life who contribute to raising awareness of children’s rights, in support of UNICEF’s work and advocacy for children. 

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