One of Malawi’s most successful businesspeople Jimmy Koreia-Mpatsa has said that he will not, afterall, be assuming the post of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) national executive member to which he was appointed on Friday by the party’s president Lazarous Chakwera.
“I completely refuse that appointment,” said Koreia-Mpatsa in reaction to the announced MCP politburo
“An emmissarry of the MCP President approached me yesterday and said that the president wanted me to assist him with the rebuilding of the party by serving in its NEC. I responded that I left active politics in 2004 and have no intention of returning as I was happy in my neutral position.
I have since talked to the president’s Personal Assistant who has promised to rectify the error.,” said the outspoken wealthy businessman.
Mpatsa is founding member of the People’s Progressive Movement (PPM) but lost to late Aleke Banda for leadership position. He was on presidential ballot in 2004 as running mate to independent candidate Justin Malewezi, the former vice president.
Later Mpatsa quit active politics and concentrated on his business empire.
Mpatsa said he in perfect contentment doing business that to go back to front-line politics.
In announcing the list, Chakwera said more people may join the committee depending on resolutions of the new NEC.
“When NEC meets seven days from now, other names may be suggested and more people may come in,” he said.
In total, the list shows that MCP NEC has 37 members, including the president, his deputies and secretary general.