Deputy speaker Mcheka-Chilenje declares herself DPP member

Deputy speaker Esther Mcheka-Chilenje, who is also Member of Parliament for Nsanje North Constituency, has officially announced her membership of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Deputy speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje with MP David Bisnowaty : All were independent but now DPP

Chilenje, who was already aligned to DPP but was an independent MP, said she feels declaring herself a DPP member her constituency will be in safer hands.

She said her decision to public announce that she is a DPP member was made after thorough consultations from chiefs and the constituents.

“We are confident that DPP will win elections next year and we will continue to be the ruling party,” said Mcheka Chilenje.

Chilenje said she has also joined DPP because President Peter Mutharika has been “supportive” to her development endeavours despite her independence status which she held.

Mcheka-Chilenje was first elected MP for Nsanje North on Republican Party (RP) ticket during the bloody and controversial 2004 elections and was subsequently elected First Deputy Speaker of the Malawi National Assembly.

She lost her seat in 2009 to Frank Viyazyi, from the DPP.

Former president Joyce Banda appointed Mcheka-Chilenje Deputy Ambassador for Malawi to the UN, based in United States.

She resigned to contest for the parliamentary seat in 2014 and won it as an independent candidate.

Before joining politics in 2004, Chilenje started on humble beginning as a primary school teacher in 1988. Thereafter, she rose to be a Primary Education Adviser (PEA) before upgrading to a diploma. Chilenje also served as a secondary school teacher for many years.

She holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Agriculture Education from Bunda College, obtained in 2013 amd  also have a diploma from Domasi College of Education obtained in 2000.

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M. Mulajira

Paja alinndi mlandu wa hiuse allowance uyu. Akufuna chitetezo ngati mzomera ngwira… Thieves belongsnto a thieving DPP. Good move for today but alas…. Mulqndu siumawola. Even DPP yomweyo itawina 2019 idzakumanganibe… Bola campaign ingodutsa akusosolanibe a DPP omwewo


a female thief has gone to join the den of professional thieves – Malawians have not forgotten the house allowance scandal – she wants protection from fellow thieves

Patrick Phiri

She is from Gwanda Chakuamba’s area. DPP victory is a forgone conclusion. Only wamisala there can vote for Meat for Crocodiles Party (MCP).

Dipipi wa Yudiefu

The same Chakuamba and Dausi are the ones who were feeding people to crocodiles with the help of MYP. Dausi is still killing people at DPP, Chasowa Njauju are examples. They have even promoted the head killer Jose. MCP is just a name. The party is clean.
Mbava zonse zikulowera kwa anzawo. Katangale wa manyumba, Peter Muthalika, Chawaya Chilenje etc, Katangsle wa trakitala, Msoeoya. Katangale wamakoboli, Gudo Gondwe, Chaponda, Nankhumwa, Geresida wa Jefre, DPP imeneyo, dziko lingayende?


That was obvious and that is her end of political career. Mcp has taken constituency already.
Sheis involved in allowance scandle and she wants protection. She will be arrested once government changes next year. End of the road


That’s the strategy of most of the politicians of joining the DPP in order for them to be shielded of their scandles. Once the regime changes they will change again


alowa diphiphi mpamene ugwere ku fatima iwe ndipo unya ukuluza iwe basi

Support 5851

good decisions ,tawasiyeni akulilawo azalila for ever. Anyamata awo anandibele ngombe zanga sindizaiwala

Shithole Country

We already knew that you were in the shithole party of Peter Muthalika that is causing havoc. Malawians are suffering because of DPP.We suffered during the second term of Bingu and stress caused his death. Cadiac arrest as result of high blood pressure for the suffering he caused. This shows he was concerned. Peter is not concerned.

Malawi moyk

Malawi is suffering because tje opposition is always opposing everything without offering solutions. They want tje government and Malawi fail. They do not love this country

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