Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera on Thursday reshuffled his party’s national executive committee (NEC), shifting around some old faces and roping in new faces.
New faces introduced into the NEC include former deputy minister of Finance Dr Cornelius Mwalwanda and former Blantyre City Central member of Parliament (MP) Eunice Makangala who served in Cabinets of former presidents Bingu wa Mutharika (deceased) and Joyce Banda under the banners of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and People’s Party (PP).
Chakwera, who is also leader of opposition in Parliament, has spared vice-presidents Richard Msowoya and Mac Lombola.
However, Chakwera has also not given roles to MCP ‘prodigal sons’ Abel Kayembe, Sosten Gwengwe, George Zulu and Kalazi Mbewe.
But Chakwera has drafted former speaker of Parliament Louis Chimango as legal adviser to replace Lewis Chakhwantha who has since been moved to head the youth committee, replacing Lobin Lowe who is now the party’s organising secretary.
Salima Central MP Felix Jumbe, recently reported to have fallen out of favour, has been moved from the party’s campaign directorate and replaced with Vitus Dzoole Mwale who is deputised by Mirriam Mzanda.
Jumbe is now the second deputy director responsible for strategic planning.
Jumbe’s former deputy at campaign directorate, Joseph Njobvuyalema, now deputises Tony Kandiyero at internal affairs where former diplomat John Chikago has also been roped in as the second deputy.