Lilongwe City Council seals DPP offices over unpaid rentals

The erstwhile ruling  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has closed its National Headquarters which was located in Old Wenela complex in Area 4, Lilongwe over unpaid bills to landlord  Lilongwe City Council amounting to K1 million.

What used to be DPP offices

A visit at the site indicated that the place was deserted and that there was not even furniture inside.

The furniture was taken to be kept by party national organising secretary Chimwemwe Chipungu.

Mustapha Hussein, a political scientist from Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malawi (Unima), has since challenged DPP to put its house in order.

“It is time that these people put their house in order both administrative and financially. DPP has many rich people such as Leston Mulli, Kondwani Nankhumwas,  Brown Mpinganjiras, Peter Mutharika himself and Joseph Mwanamveka and even supporters to these people K1 Million is just nothing,” said Hussein.

Hussein noted that apart from the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), most political parties in Malawi are either owned by individuals or families.

DPP was founded in February 2005 while in government as a bastard  party by Bingu wa Mutharika after he unceremoniously ditched the United Democratic Front (UDF), the party that sponsored his presidential ticket in May 2004 after then president Bakili Muluzi handpicked him into the post.

Immediate past president Peter Mutharika took over the DPP presidency in 2012 following the sudden death of his elder brother and former president Bingu.

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Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
6 months ago

Udf and other parties would have taken those measures, or at least ought have taken such a move.

Zalimbs Mose
Zalimbs Mose
6 months ago

inu Hussen ma comment anu nthawi Zina amakayikisa kuti kupanda kuphunzira sitikudziwa kuti kuganiza kwanu kukanakhala kotani. Why relating the wealth of individuals to the party ? You were not even at once asked to be the advisor to DPP. It is high time you better stop your commenting on such issues as it is only exposing the level of your thinking despite your known profession.

Lachi40
Lachi40
6 months ago

Stupit party, how can they fail to have headquarters on their own building. Why cant they have properties for the party like MCP? So u are dreaming of coming back! Where did u put all the stolen money?Party should be for the people not individuals, this is why uou are failing to have properties as a party as some members think those who appear to be owners of the party can put up properties. Its pathetic. Borrow Kamuzu’s thinking. MCP has properties across the country where their offices are even letting out to people. Zomwe mumaganiza muli mu boma koma… Read more »

Buju
Buju
6 months ago
Reply to  Lachi40

Its pathetic indeed

Dauseee
Dauseee
6 months ago

Kodi MCP inalipira ma City rates aja? The only reason MCP has property is because party was the same as government during the one party rule. They have not acquired even a mad thatched hut since 1994.

Last edited 6 months ago by Dauseee
Noxy
6 months ago

Remember before this judicial coup de tat election the now and the then opposition had ruthless thugs who went on the rampage to destroy all DPP structures so people had to run away for their lives.Am not surprised to see vacant building.

MBAVA
MBAVA
6 months ago

THIS SPEAKS VOLUMES OF THE STATE OF DPP ,……… ITS IS SHAMBLES

a Bakha
a Bakha
6 months ago

Pathetic

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
6 months ago

Mwati national head office kapena balani ya fodya? Anyway, dpp is history now. Stinking party kutha ngati makatani.

Chisale
Chisale
6 months ago

Back in the day Lilongwe City Council would have just written off the unpaid bill. The taps are really dry. RIP DPP.

Zalimbs Mose
Zalimbs Mose
6 months ago
Reply to  Chisale

Do we know that the mcp headquarters office in Lilongwe does not belong to mcp ? It was built with government money when we were all in one party system. Time has come that that building be handled back to the government or else be sold and have the money shared to all the parties in Malawi. Those who follow the history of malawi they admit that this truth. Therefore mcp is given an ultimatum of a year to vacate the premises or else………….

Edinah
6 months ago
Reply to  Zalimbs Mose

Wagwa nayo

Hate it or take it but it's a fact

This is a clan party so forget about it’s coming back, everyone knows it very well that DPP wont survive the need of time that’s why noone want to fund it.
This is really a sinking Ship better to join mafunde than DPP.

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