MCP says its August elective convention preparations now complete

By Chisomo Phiri

The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has announced that the preparations for its upcoming August elective convention in Lilongwe are now complete.

The party has made the announcement through a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary Ezekiel Peter Ching’oma.

MCP has emphasized that anyone who wants to contest for any position must be a loyal member of the party and that all aspirants who wish to contest for any position must adhere to the party’s rules and regulations and demonstrate their commitment to the position they are vying for.


The party says it has confidence that the August convention will bring unity and strengthen it ahead of the 2024 general elections.

Founded in 1959 by Orton Chirwa, Aleke Banda and other leaders of the Nyasaland African Congress (NAC),MCP is Malawi’s oldest political party.

It was formed as a successor party to the banned NAC when the country, then known as Nyasaland, was under British rule.

The party, under Hastings Banda, presided over Malawian independence in 1964, and from 1966 to 1993 was the only legal party in the country.