Chiwaya, a member of United Democratic Front (UDF) will be clocking 15 years in Parliament by May 2019.
While keeping a tight-rid on his next move in a statement on Sunday, Chiwaya said that having served as a cabinet minister and now deputy speaker, he feels contented that he has done his part and it was time to bow out.
“I have been involved in a number of projects for the constituency that I am proud of. For a greater part I have served as a member of parliament, a cabinet minister and now as a Deputy Speaker. This is one of the highest positions in the land. I thank the people of Mangochi for trusting me with the position on MP and my fellow MPs for elevating me to be the current Deputy Speaker, said Chiwaya.
Meanwhile, UDF leader Atupele Muluzi has hailed Dr. Chiwaya for his many years of service.
Said Muluzi: “Dr. Chiwaya has been a loyal servant of Malawi and his constituents, as well as an active and trusted leader within the UDF. His commitment to his constituents and upholding free and fair politics in the House are a clear marker of his service.”