Kamlepo appointed PP’s vice-president

The former ruling People’s Party (PP) has appointed outspoken parliamentarian, Kamlepo Kalua as its third vice-president for the northern region.

Flashback: PP's founder Joyce Banda and former Vice President Kachali installing Kamlepo as PP member

Flashback: PP’s founder Joyce Banda and former Vice President Kachali installing Kamlepo as PP member

Kalua’s appointment is with effect from Monday 4th January, 2016, the party has confirmed.

Publicity and Administrative Secretary, Ken Msonda said Kalua’s appointment was done by acting party president, Uladi Mussa.

”The appointment was done after consultations with the founder and President of the Peoples Party HE Dr. Joyce Banda,” said Msonda.

The appointment of Kalua might be deemed as a move to restore sanity in the northern region following controversies over the dismissal of the party’s regional chairperson, Christopher Mzomera Ngwira in November last year.

Ngwira, who was once dismissed from PP in September same year for creating ‘confusion’ in the party before its president Joyce Banda intervened and rescinded the decision, has been accused of destabilizing the party, the accusation he denied.

Ngwira has been propagating the idea of having Khumbo Kachali, who happens to be from north, to be the party’s interim president.

”The party needs a leadership chosen by people and not those appointed by one person,” he said.

 Ngwira said what he was fighting for was interim leadership within the party and Kachali was just one of the people that he proposed for that role.

According to Ngwira, in his various statements on the issue, he even mentioned Mussa’s name but journalists chose to pick and speak more of Kachali.

“Only that the problem with you journalists is that you could just pick one person, and you just picked one name. I was mentioning the name of Khumbo Kachali as well as Uladi Mussa. I was mentioning the name of Kachali just because he is a person I know very well in Malawi and has performed in politics. But the main issue was leadership. We were lacking the leadership.

“I am just congratulating her Excellency Dr Joyce Banda for coming to our rescue. Indeed she has given us a leader and we will give support to this leader so that our party should be strong from the grassroots and we expect to see change within our party set-up,” Ngwira said as quoted by Daily Times.

“What I deserve is what Dr Joyce Banda has done. I wanted a leadership and Dr Banda has given us that leadership. It doesn’t matter who has been given that leadership,” he said.

Kamlepo Kalua is PP’s Rumphi East Parliamentarian.

Before joining the party he was the founder and leader of now defunct Malawi Democratic
Party (MDP).

Kalua is well known for his brevity to take on Heads of States and ruling governments on issues of national interest.

He is one of the people who played pivotal role in the fight against one party dictatorship and promotion of multi-party democracy.

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What a joke! Kamlepo taking leadership of PP when his own party remained in his briefcase for years.


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john phiri

Mbewa zikatha amanona ndi a swiswiri..


I salute you Mr Kalua

Mlomwe original

Chipani with clueless disgruntled leadership.
Kamlepo and uladi are just barking dogs



Ngodya Zinayi

That’s gud news. Kamlepo is very intelligent and courageous! He has always stood up for the people and he’s never intimidated by any1


Kkkk koma PP


Why do you have to start with the statement “the former ruling party” …JUST SAY People’s Party and that will be enough as there is no other party known by that name in Malawi. Would it make sense to say the former ruling party MCP?

mercy Nyirongo

For interest as a woman does PP party have women in rank and file of the Party to be appointed as Acting President and Vice my fellow women you see our lady President Joyce Banda is only considering men imagine no 50/50 campaign so you expect men to do what on appoint memts EMMA KALIYA Gender activist with EMMA CHANIKA where are you on this am concerned…. Including Timothy Mtambo and Gift Trapence issue those sour statement on this bad development from a lady party President… Donors we need your statement too

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