DPP powering ‘bottom-up’ campaign model: Nankhumwa visits Mwanza, Neno

The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is reviewing its “top-down” election campaign model and decentralizing its political activities to allow for a “bottom-up” approach where grassroots party leadership take greater political participation in the election campaign ahead of the July 2, 2020 presidential polls and beyond.

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“We’re decentralizing our election campaign approach in the short and medium term. In the long term, we want to completely overhaul our system where the grassroots leadership must have a greater say in the affairs of the party than is the case now.

“In simple terms, we desire that the grassroots leadership takes charge and spearhead election campaign in their respective constituencies and districts instead of party executives dictating matters from above.

“The grassroots leaders, who include MPs, ward councillors, district and area committee members must be responsible for growing the party; mobilization and recruitment of new members in their respective areas. We’re employing that model in the on-going presidential election campaign as a motivational drive,” DPP Vice President for Southern Region, Kondwani Nankhumwa has said.

Nankhumwa was briefing reporters on Thursday, May 14, 2020 after he held closed door meetings with DPP leaders from Mwanza West and Central and Neno North and South Constituencies, who included MPs Nicholas Harry Dausi (Mwanza Central), Joy Chitsulo (Mwanza West) and Thoko Tembo (Neno North), former MPs, ward councillors, district and constituency committee members, among others.

He was accompanied by the Director of Women in the region, Bertha Nachuma and Director of Youth, Yona Mlotha, among others.

Nankhumwa, who is also Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Leader of Government Business in Parliament, said, however, for the model to be effective, the “owners of the party” must show individual and collective commitment to lead, especially in analyzing political contexts in their respective areas, and making relevant recommendations to the top national leadership for action.

“As a party, we shall encourage such kind of commitment as we draw closer to the polling day. I have informed the leaders that time is our greatest enemy and we need to move with speed to win the forthcoming polls,” said Nankhumwa.

This was the second day of a series of meetings that the DPP Southern Region committee has lined up with leaders in all southern region districts.

On Tuesday, Nankhumwa met DPP committee members and MPs from Mulanje and Phalombe.

On the appointment of President of UDF, Atupele Muluzi, as running mate to DPP/UDF alliance presidential candidate President Peter Mutharika, Nankhumwa said he took time to inform the members that this was the best decision because Atupele Muluzi is a trustworthy young man who is full of maturity and integrity.

“I informed them that it is President Mutharika’s candid belief that time to exclude and overlook young as political leaders in over. Politics must now be a space for young people while the politically experienced continue to offer the necessary guidance.

Said Nankhumwa: “I encouraged members to support President Mutharika and Honourable Atupele Muluzi so that the DPP/UDF alliance emerges victorious on July 2.”

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Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
5 months ago

The question is, where is agogo? Si kukalambaku nanga and kuthawa covid-19. So really, who should be voting for such a frail man?

BAKALI
5 months ago

iwe suzakalamba. uzakhala khanda moyo wako wonse eti?

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
5 months ago
Reply to  BAKALI

Yes I will, and will step down in whatever I will be doing then, osati kukakamira pa mpando.

Malawi belong to the citizens

Amalawi atuwa zedi mu ulamuliro Wani ndiye pano mukunamabe anthu woyipa inu.Kuba makobi aboma corruption and bribes,parties.There is nothing you can do to prosper Malawians.We need leaders who can put Malawians first.Munthalika has failed,ulova too much, chifukwa cha atsogoleri opanda masomphenya.MALAWIANS REMEMBER TO WEAR MASKS IN PUBLIC PLACES AND SAVE LIVES.

Ansah
5 months ago

The same family since 1994 and you think malawians are stupid.we rejected and u stole our elections and we will chose MCP again.
And this time we have more on our side even the UN has began to condem the evil dpp killing this nation

BAKALI
5 months ago
Reply to  Ansah

pena munthu umawonangati ukulemba zanseru ukulemba zopusa. 30 years of Kamuzu, John tembo a relative of Kamuzu took over, now chakwera a relative by marriage has taken over. Kuyankhula zopepela zopanda pake basi.

Richard Steel
Richard Steel
5 months ago
Reply to  BAKALI

Unless I am not aware of the relationship in marriage being talked about. I thought Chakwera’s wife is from Rumphi? Chakwera himself is from Lilongwe, and Dowa, with some roots in Mchinji. How is the relationship with Tembo or Kamuzu coming in!

COVID-VISION-2020
COVID-VISION-2020
5 months ago

Awa ndiye apitiliza kulamuladzikoli,mukudziwa kale.
MCP-UTM ndi tinato,owavotela ndiomwe aja,komanso apunguka kubwelela ku UDF komwe anali.
Anthu akhumudwa kwambili ndikusankhidwa KWA CHILIMA kukhala pambuyo,kumachita kuti ndie ali solo.

Don Dada
Don Dada
5 months ago

Sapita patali anthu aDPP ndi udf akowo. Kumaganiza bhobho. Munthu wanzeru za stable sangavotele DPP ndi udf. Palibe chomwe achita ndipo angoba. Kona akaba, sakumangana

kaka2
kaka2
5 months ago

Kodi Chimulirenji saKUPAMGANAWO CAMPAIGN BWANJI

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
5 months ago
Reply to  kaka2

Kikikikiiiiiiii

Kalulu Wadwala
5 months ago

Disappointed man. No energy to campaign. Frustrated and stressed. He has sat down

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
5 months ago

Can you guys stop taking us for granted than doing wats on protocol please!!!
stop the stupidity please

Gumede
Gumede
5 months ago

Sure Nankhumwa? Atupele being matured and full of integrity? Ok??? I reserve my comment

Piper
Piper
5 months ago

Please do not rebrand leadership failure as bottom-up model. Building stadia for private entities yet failing to pay rent for a health care facilities and you call that dynamic leadership ! Priorities upside down!! Time’s up !!!

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