The opposition People’s Party (PP) has acted quickly by appointing Ken Msonda as acting Director of Administration, replacing its suspended Director of Administration, Reverend Peter Kaleso.
PP suspended Kaleso on Monday on allegations of indiscipline of which he strongly denied.
On Tuesday the party’s president, Joyce Banda appointed Publicity Secretary, Ken Msonda to act as Director of Administration, casting more doubts on Kalesos future in the party.
According to an appointment letter signed by PP Secretary General, Ibrahim Matola, Msonda is expected to retain his position of publicity secretary.
With pleasure I am honoured to inform you that it has pleased the party’s founder and President H.E. Dr. Joyce Banda to appoint you as Acting Administrative Secretary (Acting Director of Administrative) with immediate effect, wrote Matola.
Your position as Publicity Secretary remains therefore you shall hold the two offices. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your appointment and look forward to do your job to the best of your knowledge
In reaction, Msonda described the appointment as Gods grace and favour.
“I thank God for such recognition, I am humbled, I am not the best among my fellow party members but it is God’s Grace and Favour”, said Msonda.
Msonda was full of gratitude to Banda for trusting and believing in him to take up such position.
“I believe with Gods guidance, the party leadership’s advice and the support from my fellow NEC members. I shall carry out my duties to the best of my ability”, he added.
The party has not disclosed reasons behind Kaleso’s suspension but revealed he has been summoned to appear before the party’s Disciplinary Committee.
Kaleso, however, expressed a surprise when contacted by FaceofMalawi on the issue.
He said was not officially informed of his suspension and that was shocked with how the party handled the issue.
Nobody from the party has contacted me on the issue. There is no verbal or written communication; am just hearing it from the media, said Kaleso.
“I was in my office the whole day and nobody even the Secretary General himself, has not contacted me that I have been suspended”
Kaleso has since dismissed the discipline charges, arguing he has never been summoned or warned by the party executive of any wrong doing.
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