President Peter Mutharika has made a reorganisation of his government with a reshuffle of Principal Secretaries at Capital Hill aimed at strengthening performance in a number of ministries.
Mutharika is said to be looking at cleaning up his government by getting rid of non-performers.
Principal Secretary for Information, Tourism and Culture Chimwemwe Banda has been moved to the Department of Disaster Management Affairs to replace Paul Chiunguzeni.
Chiunguzeni has replaced Justin Saidi at Ministry of Defence who is now PS for Information, Tourism and Culture to replace Banda.
Government spokesman Kondwani Nankhumwa confirmed the reshuffle, saying it is part of restructuring to relocate people where they would be most effective.
Nankhumwa, who is Minister of Information where its PS has been relocated, said the reshuffle is “a normal process” with immediate effect.
It is reported that government is still maintaining on its pay-roll over 80 PSs against 19 ministries.
But spokesperson for the Public Service reforms, Constance Kilimo, said government is still committed to resize the number of the PSs as part of civil service reforms and has since stopped recruiting until the exercise is completed.