Former Democratic Progressive Party MP for Thyolo has joined MCP. Dr Chiyembekeza is also a former Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation, Water and Development in the Peter Mutharika Administration.
The former DPP Deputy Secretary General says has joined MCP because of its development agenda which he feels was lacking in Malawi and he believes Dr Chakwera is the right man to lead Malawi in the next ten years.
The former Minister Allan James Chiyembekeza received a Bachelor of Agriculture Degree from the University of Malawi, Master of Science Degree and a PhD in Agronomy from the University of Florida, USA.
He has for several years worked as Plant Breeder with the Malawi Ministry of Agriculture. He later worked for ICRISAT Malawi as a visiting Scientist and as a Country Representative. He also worked for Harvest Help Find Your Feet (HHFYF) as an Agricultural Advisor and later taught at the Natural Resources College, Malawi.