Newly elected Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has scheduled rallies across the country starting with the Northern Region from September 7.
But dates for the Southern Region rallies are being revised, according to MCP administrative secretary Potiphar Chidaya.
The plan to address MCP rallies in the Northern and Southern regions is a departure from the approach by former MCP president John Tembo who restricted himself to the party’s stronghold, the Central Region.
According to a schedule the party released, Chakwera, who has brought a fresh atmosphere to Malawi politics since his election early last month as MCP leader, hits the ground in the Northern Region on September 7 where he will hold two rallies at Mzuzu Upper Stadium and in Karonga the following day.
Chakwera held his maiden rally at Nchalachala in Kasungu on August 18 2013, one week after his election.
In an interview yesterday, Chidaya confirmed a schedule for rallies was released, indicating that Chakwera will be in the Southern Region from September 14, but said the schedule is being reviewed.
Chakwera, a former president of Malawi Assemblies of God before he wrested the MCP presidency from Tembo at the party’s convention, takes a new approach to visit all regions to strengthen the party.