MCP prides itself on structures: ‘Physical offices crucial in running party affairs’

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has said it has a strong belief that its many strengths including the ownership of office structures across the country have helped the party reach to its current “great status.”

Kunkuyu at MCP office in Blantyre

The party’s campaign director, Moses Kunkuyu, said the continued existence of the party structures attests to the strength of the party and makes it more established.

The former information minister said political parties world over do understand the importance of having physical party offices saying this builds confidence in the minds of their followers.

He said it is difficult in developed countries to trust a party with power when it has no traceable address as has been the case in Malawi.

“This is a common trend in Malawi and when people don’t know where their leaders could be found, they feel detached from them,” said Kunkuyu.

Malawi political parties, over 55 of them, do not have built official party offices.

Speaking during the official launch of the MCP office in Blantyre North Constituency, Kunkuyu said the building  was meant for ease of recruitment and administration since people are interested to be part of the change.

“It will be easier to establish our membership in terms of numbers but also make it easier in sharing other pieces of information pertaining to the vision of the party like its manifesto,” said Kunkuyu.

“No matter how small an office is going to be but we will make sure that every office has at least a computer and a mini library section where information about the party and it’s history can be obtained.” He said

He revealed that they are training constituency secretaries in computer literacy so that they can make use of modern ways of information storage and sharing.

On the ongoing voter registration, Kunkuyu said they are working tooth and nail, as a party, to make sure that voter apathy does not continue in the next phases.

Last week, MCP blamed the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) for not doing enough on civic education for the voter apathy.

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Trevor
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Trevor

Koma ma buildings are nothing if the party leadership is week & undemocratic. I have Mzuzu constituency in mind,what the party executive is doing is very pathetic,why are they endorsing a certain aspirant when there are 4 other strong aspirants.you will lose mzuzu to an independent mp

Hatton
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Hatton

The party has been losing elections since 1994 with its structures, including headquarters which was built with tax payers money during the dark days, intact. History will repeat itself in May 2019.

LEGO
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You are so pathetic

mark
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mark

WELL DONE HONORABLE KUNKUYU,

WINA RUMPHI
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I hope you are not creating backdoor tally centres like the way DPP does.

Gubudu
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Gubudu

Kunkuyu, Gotani Hara, Ken zikhale Ng’oma, Sidik Mia and many athers. All new to Malawi polutics? MCP NEVER ARGUE ON RECYCLING POLITITIANS.
YOU ARE JUST AS BAD.

maikolo
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maikolo

I have always said that this Man is a good spinner. I passed by this place when he was opening the office. Not a beautiful structure when you see it but the crowd that was there with MCP regalia really amazed me…
I just hope the party people are ready for change themselves

Nzika
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Nzika

Welcome development …some different approach at last. Hats what the world looks s doing

Nundwe
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Nundwe

For some reason I feel MCP is making some strategic inroads.

Wa Mwale
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Wa Mwale

You are right Hon, some parties have been ruling parties but no one van trace them they are renting houses like running they are running a shop. MCP has proved to be a party Malawians should entrust with power not just because of traceable offices, but also leadership history. It has had leaders from Nkhatabay, Kasungu, Dedza, Nsanje, LILONGWE, who knows next may be.Chikwawa… No one tribe, or family dominate mcp politics, but the party belong to Malawians and people like Kunkuyu may one be MCP President.

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