Mutharika says no plan for two vice presidents in Malawi

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has distanced himself from reports hovering around a plan is being worked out to appoint a second vice president in the country.

President Mutharika to stick with one vice president Saulos Chilima

President Mutharika to stick with one vice president Saulos Chilima

There have been fevered speculation that Mutharika wants to reintroduce the second vice president post with the holder enjoying equal privileges and other conditions as the incumbent state vice president, Saulos Chilima and re-deploy Minister of Energy Atupele Muluzi to this post.

The only holder of the second vice president position was the late Chakufwa Chihana, the then leader of the Alliance for Democracy (Aford). The republican constitution was amended during the second term of the former Head of State Bakili Muluzi to create the position of second vice president and Chihana was appointed on the premise of enhancing national unity.

Government spokesman Kondwani Nankhumwa who is also Minister of Information, said in a statement made available to Nyasa Times that Mutharika does not have any intentions to appoint a Second Vice President.

Mutharika has corrected media reports he wants to reshuffle his cabinet in order to ready himself for the new faces.

Nankhumwa corrected media reports on second vice president and cabinet reshuffle, saying: “It is not true .”

The reports about appointing a second vice president and increasing cabinet posts have caused an outcry and prompted Public Affairs Committee to say “.Malawi does not need at all another expansion of Cabinet, ”

Mutharika has maintained that he will stick to his lean 20-membercabinet.

“It is worthy mentioning that the decision to reduce the size of the cabinet is in the spirit of the reforms,” the statement said.

Government is appealling to individuals and institutions, including the Public Affairs Committee (PAC), which is the latest organisation to be associated with these rumours, to desist from making decisions or taking positions based on speculation.

Mutharika says his government remains committed and unflinchingly determined to avoid making decisions that have nothing beneficial to the people of Malawi.

The government is desperate for donor funding to turn around the economy and there has been a so-called “new friends” foreign policy to look at East and other countries such as Russia and North Korea.

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39 thoughts on “Mutharika says no plan for two vice presidents in Malawi”

  1. turpez says:

    Che pitara ganizani bwino chilimayi munamufuna ndi inu nanga chavutanso mchani????????

  2. yassine twaibu says:

    Comment chilungamo ndi chofunika

  3. Kanyimbi says:

    Unity is power. No divisions in the south resulting in more development.

  4. mwanawamkulu says:

    Malawian politics! Wats wrong wit how thingz are done now?

  5. Louis says:

    Tiziona,walakwa chani chilima pofuna kumupatsa mnzake?

  6. Ngozo says:

    Mbuzi Zaanthu Izi

  7. Hoitty says:

    In the end Tcheya is the mighty winner. Mulandu wake boma likuti uthe. Koma mwanayo nde zimuvuta yake yokhala second veep yamwa. Ma MP a UDF nao agwa nayo. bolako bebe ndi minister.

  8. john bambata says:

    Comment usasinthe magazo amenewo you must remember what go’s around come the around

  9. A COMMONER says:

    There’s soul searching on this issue and it wil resurface one day if the root isnt uprooted and dealt with.

  10. Caesar m'bama says:

    I don’t like rumors,well done Mr President to open our mind.

  11. Elanive Nginache says:

    MPOTOMPHWANYE waiwala maina ena, atente, asanchima, agulukunyinda, atobwito, agong’oli,

  12. Comment Inew that APM cant do that .

  13. one malawi one people says:

    When u discuss political unity,zisamakhale just about kugawana maudindo but working towards stabalising political tension in a country in order to help the gvt of the day in making and implementing policies & decisions that benefit anthu wambafe who don’t do politics….if its just about maudindo as its always the case in Malawi then this DPP/UDF unity is nonsense… don’t waste our tym & money….but if wat u r saying Nankhumwa is right then expect my vote come 2019 coz ena aja ummmh! …kuuma mtima too much, anatizunza kokwanira 31yrs ija….

  14. gogoda says:

    Mmmmmmmmmm mwakambirana mwaona kuti PAC siphada mwagwanayo PAC simacheza ayi mukadava madzi

  15. President kugwirizana ndi Former President mwati akufuna mwana wake akhale second veep
    From MCP/PP perspective opposition party singagwire ntchito ndi Boma opanda ulterial motive
    mwachita manyazi apa,Atupele akugwira ntchito ndi Boma pofuna kutukula dziko lino monga tonse tikudziwa kuti he’s patriotic
    Atupele ndi Pitala ali ndimoyo wachikhiwa,vengeance and retribution does not exist in their sophisticated vocabulary

  16. Patriot says:

    DPP + UDF = HEADLESS CHICKENS

  17. Kenkkk says:

    Thanks for coming to your senses and listening to the voices of concerned Malawians. The unity of Malawi is far much more important than the unity of the south. I don’t know why you didn’t think that way before!!!

  18. John says:

    I don’t trust Kondwani Nankhumwa. After all, he is on the list of those earmarked to be dropped. Whatelse can he say!

    I will wait to hear from horses’ mouth

  19. Mvula J. Mvula says:

    We need the information Bill quickly so that we stop from hearing rumors, gossips, speculations and the list goes on. In Malawi, facts begin with rumors, speculations and gossips. Whatever it was, I hope the president will address this at one time.

  20. Mphwiyo says:

    Mr President…thats a nice smile….I like it, you look cool

  21. Cadaver says:

    Let people voice out as early as possible and block all the unnecessary political machinations that may take our country to nowhere with unnecessary cash-draining offices!

  22. Charombanthu says:

    We can’t be talking of reforms & then behind we harbour intentions of creating more ministerial/presidential positions. Mwaganizadi bwino pamenepa bwana. The economy or country is too small to warrant additional ministerial posts. Let’s do away with the appeasement policy.

  23. amakhosi mukulugenzi says:

    Kuti mudziwe kuti nkhani iyi njoona mpaka boma litakana . Mark my words

  24. MPOTOPHWANYE says:

    Ife a Malawi ndife a pumbwa, a gung’ung’u, a tilonje, asakhwi, a bololo, a zolo, a buluzi, a tombolombo, a bwamnoni, a kusang’mbe, a mpalansungwi, a bwitoto, a kanyimbi, a mphemvu, a kalilombe, a namkwichi, a nthengu, a mpopangolo, a naligonkhwiro, a namadyankhoko, a nalikalidzi, a buluzi, a kangaude, a nyima, a tchendeule, kukonda kuimbira mmanja zinthu zongotinamiza zili zonse. Namanya ameneyu akangokhala 2nd VP basi mwabesa ankolo.

  25. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Change of heart. But we thank you though.

    For Mr Nankhumwa, we will still base our decisions on speculations because we cannot trust you.

  26. kk says:

    Amalawi ndi madolo pomuika mmawu mkamwa munthu. Osewatu a PP munagwa nayo basi khalani chete. Manyadzi bwanji? ndikupeka kwanu nkhaniko. Tcheya asacheze ndi Peter basi akufuna 2nd vp

    1. njolomachipilingu says:

      Iwe KK nkhani siya PP apa nkhani zimatuluka kapena kuti zimachokera ku State house konko nkumafika kuwanthu ndiye mukaona kuti zipanga backfire mpamene mumagundika nkutsutsa.Mufuna kunena kuti nkhani ya redployment ya Mukhitho akufalitsanso ndi a PP aaaaa abwana KK moyo wanu ndiwoyipa.Musaiwale a PP ndi a Malawinso ndipo khalidwe ngati la inuli ndilobwezera chitukuko mbuyo.Musayese ife ndife ana ayi.Dziwani kuti njomba za Tcheya sizisowa enafe tidazidziwa Tcheyayo ali Secretary General wa MCP.Enanu mukuchitira kusadziwa.Mfunso nali kodi Msana wa Tcheya udachila bwanji atangofa Bingu???Samalani pochita comment

  27. Jose' says:

    I was expecting to hear the president. Why do people cook up stories? Politics of retribution! There is no issue here. i would only hold true what i HEAR FROM THE PROPAGATOR

  28. MPOTOPHWANYE says:

    Sindikukukhulupilirani ana a njoka inu….Ndidikira kaye mpaka pathe zaka 5 or else mukufuna muzatizizimutse a Malawi a tulofe.

  29. Malawiana says:

    Just concede that you have ditched the plan because of mounting criticism from all angles. If you can travel all the way to Lumbadzi just to scribble your name on the blue wall, what can prevent you from even appointing 20 Vice Presidents or turning some chiefs into Vice Presidents? I wonder if our president really stayed in the USA to learn the marvel of Democracy and good governance.

  30. MALAWIANS PLEASE NOTE: GOD HAS STARTED GUIDING YOU, FEAR HAS BEEN REMOVED AND PEACE OF MIND IS WITH YOU MALAWIANS.
    GVT/DPP WILL SOON START HEARING THE PUBLIC AND THE PUBLIC WILL WORK HAND IN HAND WITH THE GOVT OF TO-DAY WITHOUT FEAR OR BEING BOUGHT.

    THANKS MR. PRESIDENT FOR YOUR NICE REAMRKS AND TO MAKE MALAWIANS THAT YOU ARE NOT AFTER THAT.
    GOD SAVE THE SOULS OF MALAWIANS.

  31. muonosile says:

    Nankhumwa simziwa mpaka lero?

  32. bwanji kodi says:

    mwaganiza bwino bwana ine ndinali mmodzi wodandaula za nkhani imeneyi bola zikhale zoona chifukwa umphawi uli pa Malawi pano ndiye tiziva zoti mwasankha 2nd vice eeeeee zikadayipa zinthu pa Malawi pano.

  33. Nyozani says:

    We Malawians we are not true by nature & it will be difficult say true.We thank GOD & say AMEN……..

  34. SOOTH SAYER! says:

    BEWARE OF UDF!! DPP WILL LOSE POWER 2 UDF DE WAY DEY GOT IT FROM UDF IN 2OO5! MARK MA WORDS!

  35. Victor Jumbo says:

    It would be very unthinkable and unwise move for the Malawi Government to be friends these notorious countries like Russia and North Korea. One just needs to open his or her eyes to see how cruel these countries are to their people and the world at large.
    VJ

    1. UKBASE says:

      Mr Victor Jumbo you have been brainwashed. You are calling Russia and North Korea notorious countries!? What evil has Russia or North Korea committed in they history ? Bambo Jumbo you have little knowledge about notorious countries. You need to read history carefully and you will found out the real countries which causes war in other countries for their own benefit.

  36. Member says:

    Woza Malawi!!! Woza Democracy!!! Malawians win. Praise God.

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