DPP fires North director of youth, women
The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has fired its Northern Region director of youth Kelvin Chirambo and director of women Joyce Chikukula, The Daily Times has learned.
A letter in our possession, which party administrative secretary Francis Mphepo has signed, indicates that Chirambo and Chikukula have been replaced with Christopher Mtambo and Constance Mwanyongo, respectively.
The firing of the two comes two days after some youths interrupted a meeting attended by DPP vice president Goodall Gondwe, apparently in protest against the presence of Chirambo and Chikukula at the high table.
“I write to inform you of the party’s decision to replace you as director of youth responsible for the Northern Region. On behalf of the party, let me thank you for the hard work, loyalty and unwavering support rendered through the years,” the letter reads.
When we tried to contact them, DPP spokesperson Shadric Namalomba and Mphepo did not pick their phones on several attempts.
However, Chirambo confirmed receiving the letter but said he would be in a position to comment on the issue today.
DPP regional governor for the Northern Region Christopher Mzomera Ngwira asked for ample time to consult before he could comment on the issue.
“I cannot say anything. Let me consult my seniors,” Ngwira said.
Meanwhile, political analyst George Phiri has said DPP cannot be faulted if it has followed provisions of its constitution.
“Maybe they have seen that, as they are strategising for the 2025 elections, they should make some changes. So, we cannot blame them because every party has its own ways of handling things,” Phiri said.
On Saturday, Gondwe invited camps to his residence for discussions, saying infighting cannot build the party.
Chirambo and Chikukula have been directors since 2012.