Mutharika appoints new parastatal boards: List includes DPP operatives, chiefs, and clergy

President Peter Mutharika has appointed new boards for 18 statutory corporations, most of them ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) operatives, traditional leaders and religious leaders sympathetic to the ruling party.

President Mutharika appoints Apostle Madalitso Mbewe of Calvary Family Churchas chairperson of Centra Region Water Board

Chief Secretary to the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) Lloyd Muhara said in a statement on Monday evening made available to Nyasa Times that the appointments have been made following expiry of mandates for previous directors or dissolution of their boards.

The appointment raises questions as to the zeal of government to make the state companies and organisations perform in the wake of continued collapse of the economy.

Air Cargo has business magnate Mike Mlombwa as chairman. Oliver Nakoma, who runs a pro-government civil society organisation, is one of the members. Others are Rev Victor Banda, Gloria Ntopi, DPP politicians Pato Phoya and Salim Ibrahim Bagus.

The Northern Region Water Board has Revered Matiya Nkhoma as its chair. The retired reverend for Livingstonia Synod is battling for chieftaincy in his home, Nkhata Bay.

National Herbarium is chaired by Reverend Brighton Malasa of the Anglican church.

Lawyer Mandala Mambulasa, who worked closely with media watchdog Misa Malawi to campaign for the Access to Information Bill is now member of Malawi National Examination Board (Maneb) alongside education activist Limbani Nsapato.

Malawi Enterprise Development Fund will now be chaired by Malawi’s former High Commissioner to India, Perks Ligoya and Kenneth Sanga, the DPP regional governor  for the north is a member. Others are  Bishop Moses Botha, Timothy Nyasulu, Ms Laisi and Zione Mkwate.

Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) has political scientist Prof Richard Tambulasi as its chairperson with board members who include  Catholic priest Alfred Nsope and others are Lewis Dzimbiri, Mrs Clara Munthali and William Susuwele Banda.

In the board for Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC)  Andrew Gagama is ther chairperson and board member sinclude Pastor Peter Banda, ruling DPP national organising secretary Richard Makondi who is facing corruption and money laundering charges. Others are Marriam Chimbalanga, Evansa Mwathunga, Bessie Nsambo.

Malawi College of Accountancy (MCA) has Jim Nsomba as chairperson with members including Rev Mbeza, businessman George Yiannakis, Johnes Chabwera and Vera Zulu.

The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS)  is chaired by Amos Action with board members  Rev Gervazio Namba, Patrick Achitabwino, Davie Chidyaonga, Chrissies Sikwese, Senior Chief Kaomba, Alex Business, Felcia Chawani. Wells Vinandi.

Lilongwe Water Board chairperson is banker Kayisi Sadala. Board members include Shiek Omar Imran,  Bishop Tsukuluza, Sandra Moto, Dama Magomero, Hilda Ntiya, Bernet Meke, Senior Chief Kanduku and Vilante Ndasowa Jana .

Central Region Water Board chairperson is Calvary Family Church (CFC) leader Apostle Mdalitso Mbewe. The board members are Rev Mercy Chilapula, Damazio Shumba, Senior Chief Lukwa, former palriamentarina Roy Comsyt, Carol Mvalo, Vera Kumtukule, Senior Chief Mkumbira and Raymond Nkhata (DPP).

Blantyre Water Bioard has James Naphambo as its chairperson and members include Seniors Chief Dambe, Anne Chipaka, Maureen Kachingwe, Frank Mayere, Catherine Makoka, L. Phekani, Saidi Mussa and Chief Chikumbu.

Mutharika has also maintained James Chuma as chairperson of the Malawi National Council of Sports as well as some directors like Bishop Mark Kambalaza of Charismatic Renewal.

Earlier this year, Mutharika fileld the exisisting vacancies of directors for the State produce trader Admarc and University of Malawi Council.


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It’s no wonder the county is going down. How do you expect priests, sheiks, pastors, chiefs, bishops to effectively guide quasi government organisations? By the way, a lot of lies are told at board meetings and the men of God mentioned above become party to resulting negative effects. What a shame!!!

joku joku

Too to three many Christian appointments and only two Muslims and religious apartheid

Lyson Sibande

Limbani Magomero, IT Director, State House, Kingsley Magomero, Presidential Physician and the other Magomero. Guys mwationjeza mwamva. Tidzingomva maina okha okha koma yeaaa. Busy eating our taxes


If these chiefs are educated then thats fine. But i have seen most of them being interprated in chichewa during meetings, zotopetsa.


Kodi enafe bwanji samatisankha, we are female, brainy, fast learners, hard workers and extremely agile, passion for public service, technically sound, I can read the board briefs from cover to cover and really go to town on it. What special qualities do these people have that the rest of us don’t have.

Don’t reduce it to the fact that I am not a political party peddler. I really want to understand how this works. Its hard to sit at the sideline of some of these things and see Chiefs all over board that need technical sound minds.

Sinsanje koma zitondiwawa!

Sheriff Asedi

Congrats Mr Andrew Gadama.

little jojo

Vatican, do not think present day chiefs are as uneducated as those of previous years. As of religious leaders, if prophet Bushiri can come to the rescue of the Malawi National team financially and even own a private jet doesn’t that tell you that religious leaders know something that the average Malawian doesn’t.


Malawi will never develop. What good ideas will these corrupt chiefs bring to these boards? We are tired of the same faces Apostle Madalitso Mbewe……. Politics of appeasement at its best.




Still following the same way things were being done in 1997!!!!!!! Whats the role of traditional and religious leaders in parastatals????????????????

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