DPP appoints Msaka as VP for Eastern Malawi

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has appointed Minister of Energy, Natural Resources and Environment, Bright Msaka as party vice president for the eastern region ousting long serving Yunus Mussa.

 Msaka: Regional governor for DPP in the East
Msaka: Party VP for DPP in the East
Yunus Mussa: Replaced
Yunus Mussa: Replaced

National governing council member Jappie Mhango backed the appointment of Msaka, saying he is a loyal party member.

He said Mussa has been assigned other duties which he did not specify.

Msaka and other DPP members who were arrested along with President Peter Mutharika by Joyce Banda, the former head of state for their reluctance to hand over power to her after the death of Bingu wa Mutharika, are now the president’s inner circle.

These include Henry Mussa, Kondwani Nankhumwa, and Patricia Kaliati who are all cabinet ministers and Nicholas Dausi, a trusted intelligence chief.

Chancellor College political scientist expressed surprise at the appointment of Msaka for the senior political appointment in the party, saying the lawyer cum politician is more of a technocrat than a political activist.

“I am not sure how effective he will be in political mobilisation,” said Chunga.

He described his appointment as political appeasement, a system that has killed parties in the past.

“You don’t expect these positions to be filled with accomplices,” said Chunga.

Msaka, who comes from Machinga, will have to drum support for the party from Zomba, Machinga, Balaka and Mangochi competing with the party bedfellow, the United Democratic Front which has a political base in the region.

DPP insiders say Msaka, Henry Mussa and Foreign Affairs Minister George Chaponda are all aspiring to succeed President Peter Mutharika when he retires.

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Mr. B
Mr. B
5 years ago

Msaka womwewo popeza ndi ozichepetsa. Tiiyeni nazoni. Eastern ndi yanu. Dpp and Udf behind Msaka.

Fathi Alshehaab
5 years ago

Inde akagwileko zachipani..kenaka get bus contracts zen get rich….simple !

man kavuka Ru
man kavuka Ru
5 years ago

Koma zandale ayi mmavuto ndithu

Tiyanjane
Tiyanjane
5 years ago

Succession planning begins

Toshi
Toshi
5 years ago

chaponda Kukhala HE za bibi basi chilima walakwa chani ?

Dido
Dido
5 years ago

It is Chaponda who has openly show interest to take over the mantle and Peter is aware of this. I see DPP falling apart due to lack of strategies.

KARU UNITED
KARU UNITED
5 years ago

Kutha tu, uku a Msaka, from Chief Secretary to the president, to Regional Governor. There are no niceties & decency in politics @ regional level. Koma kumeneko!

amuna
5 years ago

This is a good devt. I belv this man has alot of experience on how malawi politics has to be run thru his long time service in the govt. Forget about that useless politics we have been experiencing.

Joyce Mmbava Yayikulu
Joyce Mmbava Yayikulu
5 years ago

Kumeneko ndiye kubwera inu a DPP, koma ine ndimayesa kuti Yunus Mussa anali VP wa Eastern Region , osati Regional Governor, pamenepo ndithandizeni kuti ndimvetsetse

Malilime
Malilime
5 years ago

Dpp ine ndimaigomela kumbali yakusowetsa anthu mwakupha

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