2024-07-13

MCP elective convention in August

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Malawi Congress Party(MCP) has confirmed that its 2024 General Convention will take place from the August 8 to 10, 2024 at the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe.

During a Press briefing on Saturday at MCP Headquarters in Lilongwe, the chairperson for the Convention Steering Committee, Kezzie Msukwa announced that eligible candidates can start the collection of nomination papers from their Regional Party Chairpersons with a non-refundable fee which will be paid through the party’s account.

He said:”Nomination papers will be available for collection from July 1 to 15, 2024″.

Msukwa disclosed that determination fees are as follows, for the position of President is K 5 million, Vice President and Second President is K 2.5 million each, Secretary General is K 2 million, First and Second Deputies is K 1 million each, Treasurer General is K1 million, Second Treasurer General is K 1 million, Directors is K 500,000 and Deputy Directors is K 250,000.

He revealed that women, the youth, and individuals with disabilities would be charged 50 percent of the nomination fee.

Msukwa stated that the party is calling for voluntary support from loyalists to ensure the smooth operations of the convention.

Senior Committee Member, Moses Kunkuyu emphasized the commitment of MCP to serving the best interests of Malawians.

He clarified that the decisions were made based on the party’s discussions and agreements.

Additionally, arrangements for media coverage will be coordinated through the office of the Party’s Public Secretary for both local and international journalists.

Another Committee Member, Joseph Njobvuyalema stated no member of the steering committee would not jeopardize or interfere in the electoral process saying that this would be a fair and transparent convention.

Among others, the party maintained its stand that those eligible to stand hold a party membership for more than two years

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