UTM finally registered


The Registrar of Political Parties has finally registered Vice President Saulos Chilima’s UTM as a political party.

A registration certificate Malawi24 has seen states the date of registration as 21st September, 2018. The certificate has been signed by Deputy Registrar of Political Parties Chikumbutso Numelo.

The UTM registration certificate

“I hereby certify that the above named political party has this day been registered under the Political Parties Registration and Regulation Act 1993,” reads part of the certificate.

The registration has brought to an end a legal battle between government and UTM.

Last month, the Registrar of Political Parties refused to register UTM, forcing the movement to go to court and on 2nd November, the High Court ordered the Registrar to register UTM within seven days.

Former Attorney General Charles Mhango appealed against the ruling on Tuesday but the High Court threw out the application and Mhango later resigned.

New AG Kalekeni Kaphale asked the Supreme Court to suspend the registration of UTM. The application was on Thursday thrown out by Justice Kapindu of the Supreme Court of Appeal.