Viola in DPP parliamentary race but still in civil service

Director of Public Affairs in the Office of President and Cabinet (OPC) Gerald Viola on Friday submitted nomination papers for the Chikwawa South Constituency in the ruling Democrtaic Progressive Party (DPP).

Viola: Eyes parliamentary seat

The move by Viola contravene Chief Secretary to Government’s memorandum asking all civil servants intending to stand for any particular party to resign first and continue with their new career path.

Prior to his appointment, a political expert in Malawi faulted the appointment of former presidential secretary as director of public affairs in the Office of the President and Cabinet, saying it is a waste of resources.

Chancellor College based professor  Mustafa Hussein described the appointment as a reward to a “loyal member” of ruling DPP.

President Peter Mutharika appointed Viola as Presidential Press Secretary in April 2015 when he replaced Timpunza Mwansambo. Previously Viola  worked as Director of Information.

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chimanga Chaponda
2 years ago

Animal farm….. ever read it?

zikomo
zikomo
2 years ago

the Party that does not respect the laws of the land

SONG OF THE DRUNKARD
SONG OF THE DRUNKARD
2 years ago

TAKING MALAWIANS FOR GRANTED /FOOLS

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
2 years ago

That’s Malawi’s version of Apartheid for you First class citizens are top DPP corrupt goons (inner-circle) & their cronies, then Lhomwe belt natives, then Eastern Region, then the rest of Southern region, then Ntcheu District, then rest of Central Region and finally the North. In that ORDER of priority,MAKE NO MISTAKE!!! Laws are selectively applied according to the criteria above, so to are employment terms and conditions in government sectors and parastatals.. For example, being a Lhomwe is no longer an added advantage for recruitment/ promotion, it has become more less a qualification, if one is a Lhomwe. Unfortunately, this… Read more »

Gwamula
Gwamula
2 years ago

Thou shall face the music once you and your masters shall be booted out of government. Such impunity will not be tolerated.

Wokwiya
Wokwiya
2 years ago

ZAMBOLA NGATI IZI NDIZIMENE CHILIMA AKUTI TOTO UTM YIKALOWA MBOMA. A BAD PRECEDENCE HAS BEEN SET HERE MR CHIEF SECRETARY, DEAL WITH IT REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU COME FROM AND THE PARTY YOU BELONG TO.

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