Nampota appointed Attorney General, Magalasi economic advisor to Mutharika

President Peter Mutharika has appointed former Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director Alex Nampota to be the Attorney General replacing Anthony Kamanga.

State House press office confirmed on Sunday that Nampota will take over from Kamanga, who contract expired.

Barely weeks after taking over from the late president Bingu wa Mutharika, had the Joyce Banda administration pressurised Nampota to resign as ACB boss.

Nampota: Attorney General

Nampota: Attorney General

Magalasi: Chef economic advisor

Magalasi: Chef economic advisor

He challenged the call and went on to obtain a court order to ensure his salaries and other benefits were not tampered with.

Nampota was later on arrested on charges of abuse of office when it was alleged he claimed about K1 million (about $3 333) in allowances for a foreign study trip he allegedly never undertook.

It, however, transpired later that he undertook the trip, but only that it was earlier postponed due to the ban of foreign trips by the late Mutharika administration to save foreign exchange.

It is on record that Nampota, after the trip was postponed, refunded the money, but the ACB finance department advised him to keep the money because the trip was not cancelled, but postponed; hence, he was going to go anyway.

Meanwhile, President Mutharika has also appointed Collins Magalasi as his Chief Economic Advisor.

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