Chenji Golo: Phoya rejoins MCP

Former cabinet minister Henry Phoya has today rejoined the Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

Phoya, together with Neria Kachale, was welcomed back in the MCP today during a function held at MCP Regional Offices in the South in Blantyre.

The politician is a former Member of Parliament for Blantyre Rural East. He was once a member of the United Democratic Front (UDF) but he left the party after the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was formed during the Bingu wa Mutharika administration.

Phoya served in Minister of Justice in the Mutharika led government before he was kicked out of the DPP in 2011. He then joined the MCP.

Kachale being welcomed

After Mutharika died in 2012 and Joyce Banda became president, Phoya was back in cabinet as he joined Banda’s People’s Party.

Phoya also rejoined the DPP in 2018 but dumped it months later to join the UTM which is led by Vice President Saulos Chilima.