UDF now a separate entity in Malawi Parliament: Atupele named leader, Chiwaya chief whip

Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Juliana Mphande on Thursday announced that United Democratic Front (UDF) is a separate entity in the House.

Making the announcement in Parliament, Second Deputy Speaker said this has been done because UDF is now seating on opposition side.

“I want to make this announcement from the speaker following the business meeting that was held on Thursday morning they have discussed and agreed that UDF is separate entity since they are now seating on opposition side,” said Mphande.

She added that the party would be having a spokesperson in the house who will be speaking on behalf of the party in any issues in the house.

Atupele Muluzi: UDF president and leader in Parliament
Atupele Muluzi: UDF president and leader in Parliament

Therefore, Atupele Muluzi is Leader of UDF in the house, Deputy Leader Mahmudu Lali, Chief Whip Clement Chiwaya, while Ernest Yahaya is the Deputy Chief Whip.

When Peoples Party (PP) took over Government, the UDF party was seating on Government side. But after Atupele Muluzi was elected President of UDF he resigned as Minister of Economic Planning and Development.

 

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