Jooma named PP vice president, Matola confirmed as secretary general: Updated

People’s Party (PP) has named Member of Parliament for Mangochi Monkey Bay, Ralph Jooma as its new vice president and former energy minister Ibrahim Matola has been confirmed as its secretary –general.

Matola (L) and Jooma : Confirmed

Matola (L) and Jooma : Confirmed

The party has however not filled the position of vice president (south), saying the leadership is making “consultations.”

Previous holder of PP vice president (south), Brown Mpinganjira resigned from the party and secretary-general Paul Maulidi was expelled following a fall-out with the party’s leadership.

“The president of the Peoples Party HE Dr. Joyce Banda,  is pleased to announce the appointment of Hon Ralph Jooma,  the Former Minister of Economic Planning and Development, the Current Chief Whip for PP in Parliament,  to be Vice President of the Party with effect from today,” reads a statement from the party.
“The other positions of VP will remain vacant until the President finalizes consultations,” it added.

Matola has been acting in his position but was waiting for the endorsement by the party’s national executive council.

Matola who once served as minister energy during the PP’s two-year term has since pledged to help  reposition and strengthen the party in order to reclaim power from Democratic Progressive Party’s administration.

He joined PP after defecting from UDF where he was parliamentary leader.

Meanwhile, PP spokesman Ken Msonda has said the party will compete in the forthcoming byelections.

The elections will be conducted in five wards which include Luchenza Ward in Luchenza Municipal Council, Zomba Central Ward in Zomba City Council, Msikisi Ward in Mangochi Town Council, Chibanja Ward in Mzuzu City Council and Khwawa Ward in Karonga District Council.

Other major parties such as the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), United Democratic Front (UDF) and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) have also confirmed their participation in the elections.

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53 thoughts on “Jooma named PP vice president, Matola confirmed as secretary general: Updated”

  1. Chambachalero says:

    Northerners pull out of this madness .they will forever want to use you.
    How come the party has a majority of members of the party from the Northern region and all big position comes from the eastern region . Better join MCP and strategise for 2019.
    Fight for working alliance with them. Let ALomwe and Ayao team up.

  2. Omar says:

    Malawii, wait for another wave. Ayao

  3. ochewa says:

    Jb chipani basitu. Or mdzatipatse ndalama pa campaign tidzalandira poti mzathu zomwe koma asakuvoterani.

  4. Owen Mwamlowe says:

    Only cowards are the ones who r commenting stupid comments here instead of findind the solutions to our falling country ooo shame.

  5. Omega bema says:

    Buj jb could have could to help build the party

  6. Blessings says:

    Azungu awawuza a jb kkkk

  7. Ntakataka says:

    Oh oh PP yasanduka ya a chawa okha-okha???? Tiyene nayo fedulo!!

  8. God bless you sir, timakunyadilani ife ku monkey bay kasakha pazabwino zomwe mumatichitila.

  9. YAKASHATA says:

    Filling position of PP or not it wont change anything. PP is full of failing people. Anthu opanda nzeru they missed an opportunity what else can they do. Chipani cha PP sindidzachikhululukila, anavina ndikusangalala ndi imfa ya Bingu, afiti anthu opanda chisoni.Anthu osafunila anzawo zabwino ma satanic.

  10. Mulohmwe wa kwa Mendulo says:

    Congrants Jooma,Congrants PP, forward with Dr Joyce Banda

  11. nyamata wa kwa Mayaka says:

    Congratulations to all elected members

  12. mlomwe mnzanga says:

    Chipani cha chiyao zomba mangochi ntaja kkkkkkkk koma Jb uchindere wamufikapo tabwera kumudzi kuno uzaone. Mai woyipa iwe unangomaliza dzikoli basi ndikuthawa galu nyapapi kuno ndiye professor akusesa onse unawatuma cashgate aja

  13. congrats to Raiph jooma am proud of you

  14. ngulenjet says:

    Key you are stupid why Do you always attack northerners in your writing whether you like it or not technocrats of this country will remain ambwenumbwenu Omweo zigonanii

  15. ngangaube says:

    Koma chipani cha anyamata

  16. makatani okutha Sasoka says:

    Pp inatha ngati makatani Pano.Chipani chatsala ku maso kwa anthu ndi MCP.Zinazi ndi masanje okhaokha.

  17. watcher 30 says:

    Comedies and dramas will never end in Malawi.Chakwera should be ready for the number one job.Ife sitikufuna masanje pa Malawi.

  18. satire Sekani says:

    While the proprietor is struggling to get a stay in the Yankees land,kids are giving each other positions here.So where is your friend Solsten Ngwengwe?He should hand over that oversized Wilson hat he used to put on during their failed campaign.He he dee ziliko Ku Malawi.Dont take Malawians for granted.Amakugwetsa chagada ngati pusi.

  19. Let us built pp . It is obvious that dpp want to arrest JB to destublize the party. But let us join hands with solid foundations

  20. Welewo alukundu says:

    Inu amai ulendo uno mumve uphungu mwamva?, Chikufunika apa ndi alliance ndi MCP. Leader chakwela, Inuyo musakhale ndi njala yolamulira koma mukhale ndi njila yochotsa chipan chakupha m’boma.
    Kuno musabwere-mudzikhala kaye konko- kuli imfa kuno.

  21. Masoambeta says:

    Fools are all over malawi politics

  22. Kes says:

    Chipani executive chinayamba ndi abwenu bwenu pano changozaza midyomba kikiki

  23. l am with you guys. Let us build our beloved party
    The party that showed love to its people

  24. makhumula says:

    Kodi mukuzitayitsiranji nthawi kumapanga ma appointment anuwo? pp chipani chopanda ma sapport ngati ichi…
    Simuzawinanso n come 2019 evin single Mp simudzamupedza. Komabe zisokotsani but u dont hv support evin mwana wa ku mkaka..

  25. musova says:

    Udf woyeee

  26. Mwana Mai says:

    Achakulungwa, agamba kuoneka mpela wanache wangali achinangolo, uli? Ngagamba kuikopoka yindu yangali njeteyi? Asyene chipani akulya mbiya siwajiwile, mambo jemanja gambanga kulilambusya. Tawe niusauchi jemanja. Nkhope ngati akuumirizani kujambulitsa, asaaaaa!!!

  27. john says:

    Eh President Joyce Banda has roots in Zomba and Mangochi,VP Jooma waku Mangochi,SG Ma tola also from Mangochi and Uladi Mussa a yao from Salima eish chipani cha ayao ichi.This is tribalism guys eh poti it will not come back in govt it’s fine

  28. wids says:

    Nosense

  29. nyamende says:

    ngati mpinganjira wazisiya ndiye jooma ndi ndani? chipani chatha chimenechi chipani chakuthakochi…chinangobwrra kuzatibera ndalama basi….kagwereni uko

  30. drogba says:

    kudya zotsalira, makombo kkkkkk

  31. Florida Urchin says:

    The last best thing Joyce Banda can do for her PP is to make Ralph Jooma prezdnt. This UNIMA Poly alumni southener is politically mature though young and is a serious 2024 prezdential hopeful. Let’s be frank here there’s too much regionalism in Malawi and bcoz of that akumpoto ndi apakati alibe tchansi. Anthu akummwera makes over 50% of Malawi population kungot chifukwa ngothamangathama many hav settled in the centre and north komabe amavota ngat akummwera. Munaona bwanj MCP yapasenta ili mmanja mwa Gwanda wakummwera 1999 Bakili sanapumile nkhwapa? Go Jooma go. Akummwera ambiri akuPoly we r behind u.

  32. Tim Masamba says:

    Nothing new just bafoons seeking attention for a Party whose sale by date is long gone.

  33. Lord Denning Chatsika says:

    A Matola ulemu wanu osati za Maulidi there was no direction

  34. Lord Denning Chatsika says:

    Amai anakawina if this was done prior to the just ended electoons Gwengwe anawaluxitsa amai nanga munthu kuluza ndi u MP womwe good luck. Jooma

  35. proudmalawian says:

    Inde tilowanso my boma 2024!!!!!!!

  36. GRM says:

    Choose a President as soon as possible please if the repositioning has to bear fruits. With the run away Cashgate suspect you are doomed

  37. Professor Dr. James Napwiri Phiri says:

    Kodi Joyce Band azabwera liti?

  38. Rodgers Banda says:

    Does it mean that he has no confidence in his vice?

  39. Tembachaku Nyirenda says:

    Peoples Party spokesperson should come in the open and tell us the truth.
    Is Ralph Joomo’s appointment necessary at this moment or it is Joyce Banda’s move to take the party to her political base eastern region from the north in readiness for 2019 elections?
    Ken Msonda what is happening?

  40. Mtumbuka says:

    PP My Foot

  41. The real ujeni says:

    Good choice PP, you can beat DPP in a transparent free and fair elections.

  42. Ineyo says:

    Big up Jooma!!!!!

  43. Tembachaku Nyirenda says:

    Bwana musonda please tell us what is this nonsense we are hearing?
    Does it mean jb is not coming soon?
    Is the party for eastern region yaos like udf?
    This is the mistake bakili muluzi made to distroy udf.
    I feel sorry for my once beloved pp, chipani chitha ngati makatani!

  44. Marriamu Osman says:

    Can this be true!
    Ralph Joomo ndi Sosteni Gwengwe akusiyana chani?????????????????? PP will never transform forget about bouncing back in government.

  45. Shabani Kalamura Mwanambuzi says:

    I see joice banda behind the move repositioning pp 2019 presidency for her son roy kachale banda.pp yanyamuka sizabwereranso m’boma!

  46. Chankhulu Nkhwenda says:

    pp yazgoka chipani cha bachawa baku eastern region; president jb eastern region, secretary general matola eastern region, deputy secretary general mrs chikuni eastern region, national director of youth mpofutisi eastern region.
    bakumpoto mwazgoka mayembi para mwarima balije namwe ntchito. zaninge ku aford chipani cha bena mpoto!

  47. Brian Bwanausi says:

    If it is true that the party spokesperson refused to confirm and referred the matter to matola then something is terribly not adding up. mpanikizeni musondayo what has happened anena, he is a straight forward politician.

  48. Chisomo Makapu says:

    Zalowa uchawa

  49. Che Bakayawo Mustafa says:

    Ralph Joomo! Ooooh my foot! The youngman has nothing to offer on the ground! Political parties in malawi don’t learn fro their past mistakes.
    PP failed miserably during the 2014 tripartite general elections because of such blunders when it brought in little known sosten gwengwe as running mate instead of political heavyweights the likes of khumbo kachali, sidik mia, uladi mussa or brown mpinganjira.

  50. Moris Manda says:

    PP itha ngati makatani!
    The party’s politcal base is in the north with over 20 mos but jb is trying to shift the base by appointing people from her political home base – eastern region!
    Ndale za pa malawi too much tribalism and regionalism.

  51. Major Prophet Bashiri Maluzi says:

    All parties need coloured VPs I guess

  52. Zazii says:

    Chikuoneka ngati chipanichi ndi cha ku Zomba and Mangochi basi, but there are already strongholds there of UDF. Therefore let us conclude that the party is finished.

  53. Pimbisa Ambwiye says:

    Mbewa zikatha………………………

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