The ruling People’s Party (PP) has appointed the party’s executive member and Minister of Information, Brown Mpinganjira as its vice-president for the Southern region.
Mpinganjira’s appointment has been made to replace former Minister of Transport, Sidik Mia who resigned from the party and cabinet last week Friday on undisclosed grounds.
“It’s true that honourable Brown Mpinganjira has been appointed party’s vice-president replacing honourable Sidik Mia,” confirmed PP deputy spokesman, Ken Msonda.
Msonda told Nyasa Times in an interview that the party’s decision to appoint Mpinganjira followed a meeting its politburo had over Mia’s resignation.
“The party’s politburo met and felt it necessary to fill the vacant position and have a replacement. The office of party’s vice-president is very useful and important, especially now that we are heading towards the May 20th tripartite elections,” he explained.
Msonda described Mpinganjira as seasoned politician and a hard worker who deserves the party’s vice-president position.
“Honourable Mpinganjira is one of the respected politicians in Malawi. You may wish to be reminded that he was one of the champions of multiparty democracy in the country during the 1992/93 referendum. He is not a new man in politics,” said Msonda.
Mia is one of the top officials, who have resigned from the party, just four months before the much anticipated May 20th tripartite elections, which include vice-party president for Central Region, Dr. Casim Chilumpha and deputy Director of Elections, Benedicto Chambo and district governor for Mulanje among others.