DPP function review sets to complete work: Msaka upbeat on party rebuilding

Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) central committee sanctioned  special function review is expected to complete its work as the party vice-president (East) Bright Msaka SC the team is upbeat the rebuilding is going to successful.

Msaka: That collected data and information will need technical analysis to come up with key action points

The function committee is crucial to the party as it will determine the time frame for the party elective conference following Peter Mutharika’s decision to step down as party president after a bad showing in the June 23 court sanctioned presidential election.

A source close to the function review says the report will be ready by second week of December.

The committee which was mandated to do the review has been meeting various party stakeholders to understand the responsibilities of various party portifolios.

“We started our work as soon as we were appointed, and our work is also progressing well.  We have already collected voluminous information online by way of feedback from party members who responded to the questions that we put out online. That collected data and information will need technical analysis to come up with key action points,” Msaka told Nyasa Times.

Msaka said a significant aspect of  the committee’s work will involve going to the regions to consult party members and other stakeholders on the kind of changes they would like to see happen in the party.

“As you are aware, four out of the seven members of the Functional Review Committee are serving members of Parliament. (Msaka,  Jospeh Mwananvekha,  Owen Chomanika, and Chijere Phiri.) We could therefore not undertake field work until after the adjournment of Parliament sine die. ]

“Accordingly, the Committee agreed to seek an extension of time from the party president in order for the field work to be undertaken immediately after Parliament. The party president graciously granted an extension until end December,” Msaka explained.

He said while undertaking the assignment,  and having fully appreciated the task at hand, the committee realised the need to engage technical experts to deal with certain aspects of their  work that require such technical expertise.

“We therefore decided to engage the technical experts to support the Committee in its work. As Chair of the Committee I reported to the party president of our decision in this regard.  The technical experts were hired by the committee itself and not by the party president,” explained Msaka.

He said going on the the ground, members of the Committee were  accompanied by the technical experts with most of their work in the field is  to do with data analysis and quality control.

“The Functional Review Committee (not the technical experts appointed by the Committee) will report to the Party in response to the Terms of Reference that are the basis of our work,” he said.

The report is also expected to highlight why the DPP performed poorly in the June 23 presidential election.

It is expected that the report will  be presented to the DPP central commitee first before being tabled at the national governing council.

The national governing council after reviewing the report will then determine when the party’s elective conference will take place.

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Richard Steel
Richard Steel
6 days ago

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Rise and Fall of a Thief

How do you rebuild the party if you are failing to contest in your stronghold Phalombe North? Is it a tactical withdrawal like Bakili Muluzi?

Moya
Moya
8 days ago

The number one problem is nepotism and the chief of nepotism is Peter himself, number 2 problem is corruption and the chief corrupt person is Peter, clueless on the vision of Malawi. The number one clueless person is Peter himself.so let’s see if you have that in your report and who has the balls to present that to Peter. This fish is rotten from the head. Chop it off. Instead of carrying a knife and axe to chop it off you are going to sprinkle spices on a rotten head..😄😄😄😄

mtete
mtete
9 days ago

Free advice for DPP:
Get rid of dead wood. There is no way you can rebrand the party with the likes of BJ, Mphepo, Mwananvekha, H Mussa and the likes of them. You will need a bulldozer to rope Dausi in and wa Jeffrey is very slippery now.
Bring in young men and the latent support Nankhumwa has should be a headache for APM.

Black berry
Black berry
9 days ago

DPPs weak links are as follows

It’s pathological hatred of northerners
Its policy of favouring lomwes and people from the south
Endemic corruption
A lack of vision for the country

If the above have not been tackled the party is doomed. 50+1 is not a joke. Musova

Tiyeni nazo

Kudya katatu patsiku
Kudya katatu patsiku
10 days ago

all the best. Nothing is permanent on mother earth

Moqtadar al Sadir
10 days ago

Mungotaya nthawi inu. You are finished. 50+1 munkayikana ija muthana nayo bwanji? Kumpoto sakufunani. Ku Central Region ayi ndithu mudawazunza mokwanira mu ma office and boma. I repeat to say that you are finished.

Nanyati
Nanyati
10 days ago

Never say never. Trump thought he would win until corona happened. Things change that quick. Ukakhala mumtengo usamati ndadala, linda madzi apite.

Lancelot
Lancelot
9 days ago

2025 MCP ili mmadzi. you CANNOT win 50 plus 1 without SKC.

Rise and Fall of a Thief
Reply to  Lancelot

SKC is already on MCP side. UTM is just a party on paper. It’s failing to win seats everywhere.

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
9 days ago

There is no party that has absolute advantage based on 50%+1.

Rise and Fall of a Thief
Reply to  Mwini muzi

No party with absolute majority yes but talking about dpp bouncing back will be an up Everest Mountain task.

ERUTU
ERUTU
10 days ago

Atha awa they can’t bounce back.

UTM and MCP will be the main parties competing against each other for the foreseeable future 💪🏿🇲🇼

Lancelot
Lancelot
10 days ago
Reply to  ERUTU

utms future lasts until 2025 kkkkk only MCP will be there

Mzee
Mzee
8 days ago
Reply to  Lancelot

U must be mad,do u think MCP would have won without chilima? Stop this crocodile thinking young lad

Mkanda Gudu
Mkanda Gudu
7 days ago
Reply to  Mzee

Neither would have UTM won on it’s own

jenkins
jenkins
10 days ago

Your party was nepotistic, had cronyism was, arrogant and also full of thieves. Hope you have been sincere in your findings. You need to rethink. Bring in new faces and out with the old. Any tainted name should not show their faces. Indeed start at the grassroots it’s 50 plus 1 and anyone’s game

Magufuli
Magufuli
10 days ago
Reply to  jenkins

Otherwise they cant make it.simple c

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