Malawi President Mutharika reshuffles cabinet: Chibingu and Gowelo fired as Kalirani, Muluzi, Nankhumwa moved

President Peter Mutharika has reshuffled his Cabinet, dropping Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Paul Chibingu, M.P and Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Tarcicius Gowelo, MP after weeks of speculation about corrupt practises.

Kumpalume:  New Minister of Health

Kumpalume: New Minister of Health

Jappie Mhango : New Malawi government spokesman

Jappie Mhango : New Malawi government spokesman

Most ministers in their portfolios including those of finance, education, foreign affairs, justice, and gender were retained .

In the cabinet reorganisation, President Mutharika has moved Dr Jean Kalilani from Ministry of Health to be Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security replacing United Democratic Front (UDF) president Atupele Muluzi who is now Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development.

The new Minister of Health is cabinet debutant  Dr. Peter Kampalume, MP a close ally of President’s communication and strategy aide, Bright Malopa.

Mutharika has also changed the government spokesman garrulous Kondwani Nankhumwa, appointing Jappie Mhango as the new Minister of Information, Tourism and Civic Education. Nankhumwa has been moved to become Minister of Local Government and Rural Development.

Mutharika has also appointed new deputy minister, Malison Ndau at defence.

“His Excellency the State President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by Section 94 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi, has made some changes to the Cabinet with effect from today, 17th August, 2015,” a statement from government chief secretary George Mkondiwa mada available to Nyasa Times said.

This is the second time Mutharika has reshuffled his cabinet since winning the May 20 2014 tripartite elections.

The President has maintained a lean cabinet of 20 including deputies.

Following is the full list:

  1. State President, Minister of Defence and Commander-In-Chief of the Malawi Defence Force and the Malawi Police Service: His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika.
  2. Vice President and Minister Responsible for Disaster and Relief Management, Public Events and Chairperson, Civil Service and Public Service reform Commission:   Right Honourable Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima.
  3. Minister of Finance and Economic Development: Honourable Goodall Gondwe.
  4. Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation: Honourable Dr George Chaponda, M.P.
  5. Minister of Labour, Youth and Manpower Development: Honourable Henry Mussa, M.P.
  6. Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security:   Honourable Dr. Jean Kalilani, M.P.
  7. Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare: Honourable Patricia Kaliati, M.P.
  8. Minister of Health: Honourable Dr. Peter Kampalume, M.P.
  9. Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs: Honourable Samuel Tembenu.
  10. Minister of Information, Tourism and Civic Education: Honourable Jappie Mhango, M.P.
  11. Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining: Honourable Bright Msaka, SC.
  12. Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development: Honourable Dr Allan Chiyembekeza, M.P.
  13. Minister of Trade and Industry: Honourable Joseph Mwanamvekha, M.P.
  14. Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development: Honourable Atupele Muluzi, M.P.
  15. Minister of Transport and Public Works:   Honourable Francis Kasaila, M.P.
  16. Minister of Education, Science and Technology: Honourable Dr. Emmmanuel Fabiano, M.P.
  17. Minister of Local Government and Rural Development: Honourable Kondwani Nankhumwa, M.P.
  18. Minister of Sports and Culture: Honourable Grace Obama Chiumia, M.P.
  19. Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology: Honourable Vincent Winstone Ghambi, M.P
  20. Deputy Minister of Defence: Honourable Malison Ndau, M.P.
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Ac Matewe
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Mr President Give Them Time Frame To Meet Goals Or Else Fire Them.We Want Tangible Developments,walk The Talk.Poverty Is At High Risk In Our Country.Should We Say Malawians Are Happy With The Status Of Our Country?No Something Has To Be Done.

Mbuzi Manokunsi
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Gowelo was here in Nsanje installing for Chief Tengani.. KKKKKKKKK he got the news here. He belittled Chiefs and DCs thinking that he was a boss. Now he is finished

Noel Mbambande
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Chaka chino Dakamau anyera zedi he thought he would rise with he help ya ambiyache a Gowelo. Kunyera kulipo Dakamau. You created conflict between Gowelo and DCs, plus mafumu

Kavuluvulu
Guest

Twenty is still too many. Fifteen can do kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk !

Bless mtechi
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Ok everything happens at the right time God chooses

nangondo
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kodi inu makape Kalilani anakutanini anthu opusa inu tamusiyani munthu. mudzichita zanu. Mufune musafune Peter wamuyika Kalilani kumeneko. kupusa kwani

nzungu wa nzeru
Guest

WATOPA AKAPUME MWACHITA BWINO ABWANA KOMA ENA OTOPA MWAWAIWALA

chimwemwe
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Good lean cabinet but you need to fire Goodall economy is in bad shape with kwacha in ICU

AKUMUZI
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Atuppele Muluzi CV
former minister of energy and mines
former minister of home affairs
former minister of economic planning
Minister of lands housing and cooperation

LAZALO
Guest

aTUPELE IS BEING GROOMED FOR A BIGGER POST…WAIT CHILIMA SIT IDLE TILL U REALISE WHAT THE YOUNG MULUZI IS BEING GROOMED FOR.iF HE WAS A NON PERFORMER HE WOULD HAVE BEEN AXED..ALLL THE BEST APMS RUNNING MATE 2019..HONOURABLE ATUPELE MULUZI

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