And according to Office of President and Cabinet (OPC) President Arthur Peter Mutharika has directed that Chupa, who died at Blantyre Adventist Hospital on Monday, be accorded burial with full military honours as a former cabinet minister.
Chupa was legislator for Blatyre City Central – Ndirande between 1999 and 2004 when he was elected on United Democratic Front (UDF).
The ex-Minister was one of the founders of the defunct National Democratic Alliance (NDA) of Brown Mpinganjira.
Chupa also served as National Director of Recruitment in the Peoples Party (PP) under former President Joyce Banda.
Chupa is survived by a wife, four children and seven grand children.
According to OPC, President Arthur Peter Mutharika will be presented by Local Government and Rural Development Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa.