Political scientist faults DPP’s removal of elected SG Kalilani

Political science professor at University  of Malawi’s Chancellor College, Blessing Chinsinga has faulted ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  for removing its elected secretary general Jean Kalilani and some changes it has made to its National Governing Council without a convention.

Chinsinga said the changes of elected office holders replacing them with those appointedd were undemocratic and “raises the question of ownership of the party” who gave the positions to the officials with a vote at a convention.

Kalilani removed as elected DPP secretary general to be appointed mere advisor

Kalilani removed as elected DPP secretary general to be appointed mere advisor

“Such kind of restructuring has to be endorsed through a convention. On that basis, one may argue that the changes were not as considerate and undemocratic,” he argued.

Reacting to the sentiments newly appointed party spokesperson Francis Kasaira says the party constitution allows the party executive committee to make such changes when need be.

He said the party’s leadership has done nothing wrong in effecting the changes.

“A convention cannot be done after every few months or year. Minor restructuring may be done by the party’s executive as it has the mandate,” said the new spokesman.

Several positions have been changed in the party which saw Kalilani being replaced by new DPP secretary general Ecrain Julius Kudontoni.

The party has also appointed veteran economist and diplomat Ted Kalebe as Vice President for the Centre replacing Dr Hetherwick Ntaba who is heading to Britain as Malawi’s new High Commissioner to London.

Another DPP position of vice president has gone to Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr George Chaponda (south).

Leader of Government in parliament, Francis Kasaila is now the party spokesman replacing verbose Nicholas Dausi, who is heading state spy agency.

DPP has also appointed Richard Makonde as the new National Organizing Secretary taking over from Chimwemwe Chipungu who is now Safe Motherhood National Coordinator.

State Vice President Saulos Chilima is now a member of DPP National Governing Council as special advisor like Kalilani.

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Kanyimbi
Guest

Zopusa basi ndalama mmene yasowelamu ndiye muziti convention ya chiyani? muwapanga sponsor? Athu woyipa ana a satana.

Kenkkk
Guest

DPP is never short of money!!! Since when?

chithako
Guest

Guys kodi ndi chipani chiti kapena boma liti latukula central region even the north. DPP. North for MCP was a dead North.

musekanji palibe kanu
Guest
musekanji palibe kanu

kalirani is from the centre thats why she has been removed…DPP is too tribalistic

Manzy j
Guest

Vuto la anthunu mumangoyang’ana mbali imodzi yomwe mukuona kuti yalakwikayo. Zakuti kalirani akuyang’aniranso ministry of health simukuganizayi. Andino mukufunanso mumuonjezere chintchito china chausecretary gernal ngati pacentral po palibe wina oti akhonza kumulandirako ntchito ina. Mumafuna apangise convention mukateronso mudzti DPP yaba ndalama zopangira convention. Inu inu tisamangosutsa chiri chonse chifukwa mumadana DPP iyayi kumasutsa pamene zikulakwika chifukwatu chirichonse chinga chitidwe ndi DPP kwainu chikumakhala cholakwika. Nde zinazo mudzasova inuyo ngati mulungu angadzakuloleni kutenga boma. Thanks

Handclapper Bootlicker
Guest

Well. My responsibility is to wait and see

Mack Banda
Guest

So removing an elected Secretary General of a governing party is a minor change which does not require a convention. My foot!!!

Central
Guest

Its because she didn’t defend the Cancer centre as Health Minister as instructed by DPP and worse still she is Chewa from central Region!!! Central and Northern regions will be needed by the DPP in 2019 not now. After all she was close to Bingu and not to Peter!! Ayisovaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa mayi ameneyuuuuuuuuuuu!!

Kenkkk
Guest
Cancer centre, very interesting indeed!! She is right, she couldn’t defend the indefensible. Experts and donors who know more about these things chose LL for the c centre. They were right because they thought about Malawi, its people and equality of accessibility for both South and North regions. But for DPP people, Malawi, North or centre do not matter, only the south matters to them. In future each region or even district will have a cancer centre but for now all of us should equally and easily access the proposed centre in LL. This is the very bad behaviour that… Read more »
ndangodusamo
Guest

I thought Kudontoni, the new Secretary General is also Chewa from Salima, the Central Region? What is your point here? Tribalism basi inu Atumbuka. You always sleep, think, and eat tribalism. That’s the language you know.

Overseer
Guest

Jean Kalirani is the most loved Dpp female exeutice member due to her maturity levels and boldness in difficult times. She acquired that position democratically as such slipping her of that position like that is a worrisome development and unacceptable. By the way why is Kaliati’s position intact even after serving on that capacity for years? What wrong has Jean Kalirani commited to deserve this? What message are you sending to malawians? Did you consult your advisors before effecting your decisions? Am a lomwe but iam dissapointed.

Nankungwi
Guest
I agre with Chinsinga! I am very worried that a position which was acquired by democratic election at convention especially as the person has been perfroming the job well can just be terminated by the president! This is a very dangerous sign! why are you victimising this woman? She made a brilliant SG, she is a fantastic MP, and what reason have you got for doing this to her? unnecessary power use here and we the voters are not happy wiht this! Its a lame xcuse to say powers are given to the Committe to make chnages then why tghe… Read more »
Nyapapi
Guest

But he also said the party has done nuffing wrong in effecting the changes! So which is which?

As for ownership ndani sadziwa kuti mwini wa DPP ndi ndani, kapena tidziti mwabadwa lero?

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