The Central Committee of the Democratic Progressive Party met in Mangochi on 4th August 2020 and on 27th August 2020. Both meetings were chaired by The President of the DPP, His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika.
The Central Committee discussed various issues relevant to the rebuilding and strengthening of the Party after the 23rd June 2020 Presidential Elections. The Central Committee also considered all matters of interest and of concern to members of the DPP as received by the Central Committee through various means.
Decisions of the Central Committee on all the issues discussed and decided upon will be implemented and acted upon by various party officials within the timeframes decided upon by the Central Committee.
The Central Committee noted that there were various vacancies in the Party structure that needed to be filled. Pursuant to the provisions of the Party’s Constitution, the Central Committee made the following interim appointments:
DIRECTOR OF ELECTIONS
Mr. Andrew Matemba
Hon Brown Mpinganjira
Hon Henry Mussa (Deputy)
REGIONAL GOVERNOR (EAST)
Hon. Sheikh Emran Mtenje
The Central Committee further considered the issue concerning the utterances made by the Paty’s Secretary General, Hon Gilzelder Jeffrey, in a recent radio interview. Cognisant of the Rules of Natural Justice the Central Committee decided to refer the matter to the Party’s Disciplinary Committee, to afford the Secretary General an opportunity to be heard, and for the Disciplinary Committee to determine whether or not the Secretary General had breached the Party’s Code of Conduct, and to recommend to the Central Committee the appropriate remedy in the event of her being found in breach.