Mutharika reshuffles cabinet: Chiyembekeza fired, Chaponda moved as Kaliati now Malawi govt spokesperson

President Peter Mutharika has made a cabinet reshuffle dropping Allan Chiyembekeza who was Minister of Agriculture and moving George Chaponda away from Foreign Affairs to replace Chiyembekeza.

Mutharika and his cabinet; Only Chimbekeza dropped

Mutharika and his cabinet; Only Chimbekeza dropped

The new cabinet has also seen marverick Patricia Kaliati moving to Information Minister replacing Jappie Mhango who has gone to Home Affairs where Jean Kalirani headed.

Kalirani has been moved to Gender Ministry.

Francis Kasaila is now Foreign affairs minister from transport ministry, the visible promotion of the reshuffle.

New entrant is Agrrey Massi as deputy minister of defence replacing Rev Maliseni Ndau who has been promoted to full cabinet minister head transport and public works ministry.

MALAWI CABINET:

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 Malaw

President of the Republic of Malawi and Minister of Defence:
His Excellency Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika

Vice President of the Republic of Malawi:
Right Honourable Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development:
Honourable Goodall Gondwe

Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development:
Honourable Dr. George Chaponda, M.P.

Minister of Labour and Manpower Development:
Honourable Henry Mussa, M.P.

Minister of Information and Civic Education:
Honourable Patricia Kaliati, M.P.

Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare:
Honourable Dr. Jean Kalilani, M.P.

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development:
Honourable Kondwani Nankhumwa, M.P.

Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development:
Honourable Atupele Muluzi, M.P.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation:
Honourable Francis Kasaila, M.P.

11. Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism:
Honourable Joseph Mwanamvekha, M.P.

12. Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining:
Honourable Bright Msaka, SC

13. Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs:
Honourable Samuel Tembenu, SC

14. Minister of Education, Science and Technology:
Honourable Dr Emmanuel Fabiano, M.P.

15. Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security:
Honourable Jappie Mhango, M.P.

16. Minister of Sports and Culture:
Honourable Grace Obama Chiumia, M.P.

17. Minister of Health:
Honourable Dr Peter Kumpalume, M.P.

18. Minister of Transport and Public Works:
Honourable Malison Ndau, M.P.

19. Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology:
Honourable Vincent Ghambi, M.P.

20. Deputy Minister of Defence:
Honourable Agrey Masi, M.P.

 


 

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64 thoughts on “Mutharika reshuffles cabinet: Chiyembekeza fired, Chaponda moved as Kaliati now Malawi govt spokesperson”

  1. the councillor says:

    those who work make mistakes and those who work more make more mistakes. Dont worry Dr chiyembekeza. U r his sacrificial lamb

  2. Nicholaus says:

    Firing someone wil not solve problems

  3. cross says:

    where is dausi

  4. MBOFYOMBOFYO says:

    Why have you not sucked the old tired man Goodall Gondwe? Ministries are hardly funded these days and you think the economy is on track? Shame shame shame. Fire Goodall PLEASE! Or else, the discontent which people have on Goodall will be unleashed on APM soon. Watch this space. People have suffered too much under Goodall.

  5. Panorama says:

    The Honourable President is also the Minister of Defence?

    I am not sure if this is part of the proposed reform of presidential power. If it isn’t, it certainly should be.

    The day-to-day running of our honourable armed forces should be delegated to a separate Minister of Defence.

    The overall command, will, of course, remain with the State President, in his capacity as Commander of the Armed Forces.

    I believe this will ultimately lead to a stronger and more operationally independent armed forces.

    It should also strengthen our trust and faith in our Honourable President and armed forces, as not being subject to the whims of politics and political parties.

    The State President is our democratically elected leader. This is a political position – our armed forces should remain independent of politics and political parties.

    Of course, as the duly-elected leader of the Malawian people, the State President has the authority to exercise his Command of the Armed Forces.

    He can most effectively do this through appointing a Minister of Defence.

  6. kennedy says:

    Akweni mumatha inu manetwork agwile ntchito zake sopano
    Mbuyanga che chaponda inu tiziwa kt mukwanisa kt admarc izikhala ndi chimanga chokwana pls

  7. Gold Ruyondo says:

    Did he give any reason or the usual african answer its the president’s prerogative ?

  8. sawyer says:

    mumakwana akweni …. inu ndi more!

  9. Mahahata says:

    Akweni woyeee!Timakunyadirani kwambiri more fire!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Gift Chilakalaka says:

    Gondwe mwamulepa?

  11. Manjanja says:

    Radio izikoma kumvera tsopano, akweni takulandirani. Anyetseni agalu a opposition`wa

  12. Gonapamuhanya says:

    Monday coaches, who hires the cabinet? You mean APM can assemble a team without consulting Saulos? Tabaganizirani formula yanu yoti mwina kwa a T.A Kabudula nkudzapezako mavoti 4 omwe ananena mafumu aja. Tikakhala ife a DPP tilibe problem. Muli na suzgo ndi inu. Musovenge!

  13. Namulangeni says:

    Bravoo!!!!!! dear Akweni takulandilani!!!

  14. Dambula Chitoliro says:

    A fair interpretation of these new developments is that we have two casualties in the reshuffle of our cabinet; the Hon. veep and Hon. C hiyembekeza.

  15. Kanthumkhonde says:

    I agree with Linthipe. Saulosi is the only sharp and settled person in the whole butch. He should have been given at least one ministry.

    And: most of the ministers are a failed recycled and greedy lot, together with most of the government money hungry, ineffective, directors (forestry, agriculture, fisheries, environmental affairs). The nation will never move forward.

  16. Truth says:

    There was a lot of praise for Peter Mutharika when he appointed a lean cabinet. However I was not one of the people who praised Mutharika because what matters to me is not the size of cabinet but performance or results. We now know that Peter Mutharika and his cabinet have dismally performed. The Kwacha is now at K750 to 1 US Dollar from K450 in May 2014, inflation is at 24% from 16% in May 2014 and interest rates are above 40% from 30% in May 2014 and maize prices went beyond K12000 per 50 kilogram bag of maize for the first time since 1964. The majority of ordinary Malawians are now worse off economically and socially than they were in May 2014. The lean cabinet has not benefitted Malawians. I would rather have a bloated cabinet that delivers positive results than a lean cabinet that has worsened the plight of Malawians.

  17. Achitadala Nsapato says:

    Let ma ask – while you have been employed by Saulosi to campaign for him – tell me if the president has given himself a ministry? Also your intelligent Saulosi has alot of cashgate issues to answer – ask ACB and Allan Ntata knws it all. What’s ith this glorification of thieves?

  18. Bakayawo says:

    Chaponda will now be litigating and removing injunctions on maize since maize became scarce when JB got an injunction stopping maize from producing. Agriculture in the hands of a failure. Do you now want farting in the fields? Uladi Mussa or Felix Jumbe would have even been better

  19. VYOTO says:

    JAPPIE MHANGO WAS INDEED A LIABILITY AT INFORMATION, HE NEVER UNDERSTOOD HIS JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND MOST OF THE TIME HE WAS JUST A NOISY MAKER.MBUZI YA MINISTER.UNFORTUNATELY THE HEAD OF KALIATI IS EQUALLY FULL OF WATER,TIZINGOMVA ZAMUMAKABUDULABASI.ALL THIS BOILS DOWN TO THE ADVANCED AGE OF PETER, HE CANNOT CRITICALLY ANALYSE ISSUES ANY MORE,AKUNGOTIDYELA NDALAMA ZA MISONKHO YATHU BASI.IMAGINE, GONDWE ANOTHER LIABILITY DUE TO ADVANCED AGE HAS MAINTAINED HIS FINANCE MINISTER PORTFOLIO WHILE A SLEEPY DR GEORGE CHAPONDA GOES TO AGRICULTURE REPLACING A PROFESSIONAL IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR DR ALLAN CHIYEMBEKEZA.BY LARGE, DR ALLAN CHIYEMBEKEZA, A FORMER AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST, DEMONSTRATED THAT HE HAD A GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF HIS JOB AND UNDERSTOOD THE NEEDS AND CHALLENGES OF THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE MUCH BETTER THAN MOST OF HIS PREDECESSORS EXCEPT DR JAMES MUNTHALI DURING JB ADMINISTRATION. ON THE OTHER HAND GEORGE CHAPONDA THOUGH HE DID LAW, CANNOT EVEN QUOTE ANY SECTION IN OUR CONSTITUTION OR PENAL CODE, TOTAL MISALLOCATION OF HUMAN RESOURCES ON THE PART OF OUR AGEING STATE PRESIDENT . NEXT TIME NDALAMA ZATHU ZAMISONKHO AZADYEKO ACHINA CHAKWELA A KU CENTRAL TATOPA NANU INU AKU SOUTH AFTER ALL ACHINA MULUZI, LATE BINGU NDI JOYCE BANDA ANANGOTIBELAPO BASI WINA UYU AKUNGOBULEYA BASI. I REST MY CASE.

  20. Kaliati aaaaa tidamuonelapo ameneyu tsopano yembekezani kuti chipani chionongeka ndiku chiphwasula. Kaliati amayenera kumuyika ku silnce ministries chifukwa mutu umagidwa msanga ndi shock.

  21. Aggressive Sande says:

    Atsala ma CEO a ma parastatals. Eeeish

  22. yotamu says:

    OKha okhawo abale up to when? malawi will never develop!

  23. sober minded says:

    Mathanyula can’t be serious, Kaliati is now the government spokesperson?? Really ………he did not learn from his dead brother.

  24. Linthipe says:

    Nanga Saulos bwanji alibe unduna? He is the only bright person in ths whole retarded cabinet

  25. Malcom says:

    Chilima nanga?

  26. Oh Boy says:

    Reshuffling a deck Duds does not give a good hand in poker !
    The whole lot should have been fired ! !
    Once an idiot always an idiot moving one idiot to another place does not make him wiser

  27. HOPE says:

    APA ZACHITIKA BASI, NANGA TINENE BWANJA? KOMABE PENA PAKE PALAKWIKA.

    GEORGE CHAPONDA, MUNTHUYU AMAGWIRA NTCHITO YABWINO KUJAKU…YOMWE SANAMALIZE. SANAKAYENELA KUMUCHOSAKO PAKANA ATAMALIZA NTCHITO YAKE.

    NKHANI INA NDIYA PATRICIA KALIATI. ZIKUONEKA NGATI WAPITA KUUNDA WABWINO KOMA AYI SICHOCHO. KU INFORMATION KUMAFUNIKA MUNTHU NDITHU OYIZIWA BWINO NTCHITO OTSATI KUMANGOBWEVUKA CHILICHOSE AI. MUNDIKHULUPILIRA POPANO ZOMWE ZINGACHITIKE AONONGAKO KUMENEKO! KOMASO PANOPA ANTHU ANACHENJERA SANGAWAYAKHULE KAWIRI OPANDA KUTHANA NAYE. KWAINEYO KUMENEKUKU MR PRESIDENT MWALAKWISAKO KWAMBIRI SIMUNANGANIZILEKO NGAKHALE PANG’ONO.

  28. Chiyembekeza ndine big, kupangitsa mkulu wakwagoliati full reshuffle, mkulu samala 2019 bomali nditenga ndipo ndizakuganizira

  29. Omex70 says:

    Rearranging the deadwood. We should not expect anything new. We should just expect mkando woman to use her foolish mouth to castigate people for criticizing the government.

  30. pabanja says:

    NgondonAmawoooo….Akweni kj information????!!!!?? Tori mmadzi

  31. wa ku Mitchesi kujaaaaa!!!! says:

    Social Services has lost an ardent and able advocate in Ms. Kaliati. She did pour her heart in helping the disabled, needy, disadvantaged, abused and what have you. And she seemed to have found her calling. You can’t keep an achiever down: as she will do the same at her new “home”, Information. She knows the ropes pretty good there.
    Ditto for Dr. Chaponda. His swagger was evident, and he was respected, even outside Malawi. A heavy weight of DPP he will remain. Get more experience bwana nkubwa.
    Not rejoicing regarding those who got demoted or “fired”, like Chiyembekeza; it’s not the end of the world for them.
    And to those who got promoted, or are new to cabinet: congratulations and good luck. osangoti nafe tidye nazo (we want real outcomes based on performance, no less.)

  32. Nixon says:

    Your excellency,thax 4 kaliati,she is very good and will help u.Let her be there up to 2019.Gondwe,Dr kumpalume also good(80% of cabinet,very good).I have had said.anthu akamakuzuzulani mzimva,call them to hear what they say/what and find solutions.U cant always be right.Dr.Chaponda,help the president to reduces njala.Ngati mukufuna kuzawinaso,chepesani/thetsani njala,fodya azigudwa bwino,mankhwala azipezeka,u wont find problems in 2019 beliv me.Mzakwacha .Nixon>pretoria=+27731440799 or +27724922299.A FIRST LADY,Kodi BEAM,YINAFA?IT STARTED WELL.Yewo.

  33. chosadziwa says:

    Chilima is minister mec

  34. ndikanadziwa says:

    Saulos is minister of watching yet he was adriver.

  35. Kadakwiza says:

    Reshuffle or not, what we Malawians want is a government which can take us out of poverty. A government and leadership which can give us hope.

  36. Losambo says:

    Kaliati has to be minister of information when Muthalikas die kkkkkkkiest

  37. Unasemaje says:

    You President Peter Do You Think Vincent Ghambi Can Be Adeputy Minister Of Education? Mbuzi Ngati Imeneyo.Tidalakwanji Ife Amalawi Kuti Tidzivutika Ndi Ma Cabinet Anu Opusa Onsewo? Only Gondwe Wa Ku Financial Thats Good. Let Me Tell You Wheather You Like Or Not You Are Not Going To Winn In 2019. Mwazolowera Zobela Eti? Our President Was Chakwera.

  38. SIR JOHN CHAULA says:

    Thank u apm on chiye bcz it was tody i invited journalists and other stakeholders to go to euthini and appreciate the level of teasing by chisiru cha kwa chiye; constructing a one month life span dam on one of the biggest tributaries of s. Rukuru river contrary 2 wat kamuzu DID ON MANTHULU R. at kabwafu so many decades ago bt stil holds on large volumes of water…..shame!!!!!!!! As 4 akweni no question she wil really sharpen her proboscis on pen-men/women bt stil wil perfom. Achaponda zangolakwika bcz we hav seen an earthquake over foreign missions to wipe out a dozen or so of syphoners of hardearned public purse. Koma mbuje ndiye mmakwiyatu, of cos its a change to score political vantage not 4 the benefit of kambavi people. Over my dead body!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. rashy says:

    aiseye chilima wawonatu ? uzifunse kuti ukulowera kuti mind u.

  40. Kaya tiziona mene zithele

  41. nkhani za ndale zikome tsopono chifukwa cha akweni,timakunyafdiran akweni,

  42. Lipenga says:

    in south Africa now one can a apply passport or ID at the banks ,that’s what I call development not these clueless leaders we have in Malawi.
    useless cabinet reshuffle

  43. BINGU FROM HEAVEN says:

    akweni tsopano. Mupereke moni kwa wa dada jappie

  44. BINGU FROM HEAVEN says:

    KODI ANTHU ENA KULIBE OTI ANGAKHALE A MINISITALA…..IZI ZIMAYAKA ZII…TATOPA NAZO……HIIIIIYAAAAA……..

  45. chibweya joe says:

    Where is the working relationship of UDF and DPP? It is only Atupele Muluzi from UDF camp. Strange indeed but UDF as a party is silent. May be they are happy.

  46. APM apa ndiye mwanyika amayi amilomo yogona mtomato saucewo akumalizilan kuononga kambiri kanu kabwino kochepa muli nakoko simunthu amene

  47. nyamayasauka says:

    Tivulidwenso azibambo kalanga ine amayi awa abweranso kotoooo pa malawi. Momwemo.

  48. ajasii says:

    Koma kaliatiyo nde pavuta tu…. opposition becareful,NGOs

  49. chaz.com observer mission says:

    Achaponda angadziwe malimidwe kuposa Chiyembekeza – poti kutsutsa galu nkukumba!#?

    Ndimva chisoni ndi mai Kalilani!!#??

    MCP, PP:- brace for hard times with Jappies!

    May God Almighty take control of this cabinet otherwise I sniff real hard times for the opposition

  50. imraan says:

    kkkkkkk Kaliati udindo umenewu umakhala zowona

  51. Denguzman says:

    Not suprise wit Chiyembekeza. Minister wotani alwez atolankhani akamufunsa funso yankho lizikhala loti sindikudziwa while u are the one leading the ministry koma mbali anayesetsa kulipanga defend boma munthawi yanjala.

  52. HOLY SNAKE says:

    Kodi chilima walakwanji osampatsa uminister?. It’s too early to ignore him. What you should know is: he’s the only inteligent man in your salvage party who can make it still going strong. MCP work up, this is the fall of DPP and you need to rise.

  53. Bololo says:

    Same old story

  54. peter mshali ku salima says:

    i said it on facebook two weeks ago of this cabinet reshuffle and it has come to pass thank u lord for speaking presidents mind thru me,malawi pipo its just a begining wait for another reshuffle soon

  55. Greencardless Malawian says:

    NDINENE POYERA APA, JEAN KALIRANI SAIKWANITSA MINISTRY OF GENDER, NTCHITO ZIMUCHULUKIRA. IM INTERESTED TO KNOW THE REASON BEHIND CHIYEMBEKEZAS DISMISSAL, HE WAS THE MOST VISIBLE AND PROBABLY HARDWORKING OF ALL IF ID TAKE BY MBC BROADCASTING RECORDS, BUT WHO KNOWS, PRODUCTIVITY OR CORRUPTION OR NOT BEING IN GOOD TERMS WITH THE PERSONAL ASSISTANT MAY HAVE BEEN THE UNDERLYING FACTOR…POOR MAN!

  56. Nyotso says:

    Tsopano Saulos simunamupatse udindo uliwonse ??? he is no longer minister responsible for……………… Zayambika!!!!!!!

  57. matiki says:

    Mphusi zokhazokha. Can these people perform? No wonder things can not change in Malawi.

  58. Mlauzi says:

    Ku Agriculture ko ndiye it`s long overdue. Tiyeni tione kuti zimenezi zikhala ndi impact yanji

  59. Bwabwalala says:

    The cabinet is full of deadwood starting right from the top. Madeya okhaokha.

  60. Kangamire Zowazowa says:

    Vice President without portfolio????

    Otherwise, nice cabinet – 20 or less is good standard for Malawi. Obama has 12 though?

    Lack of diversity still bothers me but it’s not a priority. These folks appear qualified and ready!!

  61. Trendex says:

    RECYCLED POLITICS. NO DEVELOPMENT AT ALL COST. JUST WAIT FOR DONOR AID.

  62. goofers says:

    Chiyembekeza was too rude. He is Mr know it all.

  63. matiki says:

    Akweni MG6 waitha pride of u atolakhani akhaule

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