Wambali in MCP NEC, Jumbe named campaign director

Malawian jazz icon, Wambali Mkandawire has been appointed into the MCP national executive committee (NEC) as executive member while former Farmers Union of Malawi (FUM) president Felix Jumbe has been elevated to the post of Campaign Director.

In a new list of MCP NEC members, the party’s president Dr Lazarus Chakwera has also brought in MCP veteran s Lilongwe Mapuyu South MP Joseph Njobvuyalema as Jumbe deputy.

Other changes in the MCP NEC is the position of legal advisor which is now occupied by Lewis Chakhwantha. Initially it was given to Ireen Chikapa who reportedly could not take up the position.

Other new comers include. Dr. Moses Khombe as organising secretary, Chris Chaima Banda as deputy director of research, Paul Kwengwere as Deputy Economic Director.

Felix Jumbe: MCP campaign director
Felix Jumbe: MCP campaign director

The party also named Henry Kamata as director of elections to be deputised by UK-based Ahmed Dassu.

The MCP NEC includes academic and human rights activist Dr Jessie Kabwila as party spokesperson. Former Reserve Bank of Malawi general manager Neil Nyirongo is economic director.

Other members include  Max Kalamula, Osborne Shela, Develious Zaipa , former minister Ernest Malenga, Miriam Mzanda and  Kaphamtengo Yona, MP

Others lawmakers making it into the executive include Lilongwe South West MP Jean Sendeza as Director of political affairs is while MP  for Lilongwe North East MP Maxon Thyolera is her deputy. Mchinji West MP Tereza Mwale has taken up the position of director of public  relations.

The party’s strategist Lilongwe Msinja South MP Lingson Belekanyama has been maintained as director of research while Lilongwe Central MP Lobin Lowe is director of youth.

Veteran  Potipher Chidaya remains MCP administrative secretary.

MCP  convention only elected president Chakwera and first vice-president Richard Msowoya, second vice-president MacDonald Lombola, secretary general Chris Daza, his deputy Chatonda Kaunda and treasurer general Tony Kandiero.

Former MCP president John Tembo is on record  describing  the party’s politburo as capable of making the party a formidable force following his exit in August this year.

“The new NEC is more than capable of taking MCP into government,” said Tembo.

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