APM Hires Mpinganjira As Board Chair

President Peter Mutharika has hired politician Brown Mpinganjira as board chairperson for Roads Authority.

Mutharika has also appointed Clara Makungwa- formerly Peoples Party official- as Presidential Advisor on Women Affairs in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC).

In January this year Mutharika welcomed into the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) fold widely considered nomadic politicians Brown Mpinganjira, Dr Ken Lipenga, Henry Dama Phoya and Reverend Daniel Gunya.

Brown Mpinganjira (born 1950) is a Malawian politician. He served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malawi under President Bakili Muluzi from 1999 until 2000. He then broke with Muluzi over the latter’s attempt to have the constitution changed so that he could run for a third term of office.

Mpinganjira formed his own party, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). In the 2004 presidential election, he placed fourth, receiving only 8.7% of the vote. The party managed to contribute a number of Members of Parliament to the National Assembly among them Billy Kaunda and Mpinganjira himself. Mpinganjira later dissolved the NDA and rejoined the United Democratic Front, a party he helped to found.

In the May 2009 presidential election, Mpinganjira ran alongside Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate John Tembo as Tembo’s vice-presidential candidate. The MCP and the UDF both supported Tembo in the election.NE