APM appoints new Malawi envoys to Japan, Zambia to replace Ngwenya, Bandawe

President Peter Mutharika has hired new diplomats to head Malawi missions in Japan and neighbouring Zambia,which have seen  director of political affairs in Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Corporation, Warren Gunda  getting a post to Lusaka.

Dr Reuben Ngwenya recalled from Japan

Dr Reuben Ngwenya recalled from Japan

According to a statement issued by Office of President and Cabinet, President Mutharika has hired  former deputy minister Greneger Msulira Banda as Ambassador to Japan to replace Brigadier  Reuben Ngwenya who was recalled.

According to the statement, the President has also appointed civil servant Gunda as High Commissioner to Zambia.

Ganda will replace David Bandawe who ends his diplomatic tour of duty after he was appointed following his tenure as chief elections officer.

The appointments will be subject to approval by parliament.

Malawi has reduced the number of diplomats in embassies from the established positions of 234 to 152 and for the local staff from 217 to 184.

As part of the public sector reform program, government  is taking measurers  to curb excessive expenditure in foreign missions  and  ensure efficiency  thereby downsizing staff by recalling dead wood.

Malawi government has  also rolled out Performance Management system to all diplomats and local staff in foreign missions staff will be assessed on performance..

The first 20 recalled envoys are expected to jet into the country in June.

According to Foreign Affairs minister Francis Kasaira, the second group comes in December and the exercise will continue until next year.

“This exercise will help government save up to K7 billion a year so you can see that it is a cost saving venture,” he said.

Kasaira said those recalled include envoys who have overstayed in duty stations, saying some have been there for 12 years instead of the recommended three years.

He said as a result of overstaying, others neglected their job and were doing personal errands.

Others, Kasaira said, were recalled because their jobs were not required.

The minister said the government will now be recalling its envoys every after three years.

The cash strapped Capital Hill is making radical but important decision to improve the ailing economy.

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isa kanthiti mbewe

Nanenso ku embase ndimakufuna zedi moti nasilila. Vuto ndiloti opitako amakhala anthu oti ali seriously connected with the highest authority. Ine ndi munthu wamba, odalila Yesu kuti alowelele panyengo iliyonse basi..koma zonse ndi nthawi. Yanga ikazakwana nane ndizapita ku Newyoko.

Edward Chapeluka

Congrats to His Excellence Prof Mutharika these are leaders Africa want and Tanzania president. Zambia should emulate that not wasting tax payers money carelessly in trips unproductive projects


Congratulations Warren for the well deserved post


Congratulations Bambo Msulira GK Banda on your appointment to the High Office. May God give you more wisdom and serve your Nation with one heart. The Nation has faith in you and through the President you have been given the honour. We are proud of you! God bless!!


MCP sangamukane mchewa mzawo wa ku dambwe yayi, uyu Msulira wadusa kale. Koma akadasankhidwa Mlomwe, enanu mukutukwana pano. Pamene zonse zidali za aChewa nthawi ya Kamuzu ndi baba Tembo, ankakutukwanani ndani? O’Chakwera chitani manyazi, lero ndiye mukutinji. Ulemu wanu kumeneko a Purezidenti APM, pitiridzani kutukula dziko lathu popanda mantha, enawa kubangulabangula ndi chibadwa. Amafuula Kwacha! Kwacha!, dzuwa lili pamutu, kunja kutacha kale, za khanundu basi.


Eti wina amati ku Central kulibe DPP diehards. Come to Kasungu and meet hundreds of thousands scattered all over. Congrats Msulira. Tisaonetu ansasnje anzako oChewa akukukhomelere ku Parliament by refusing your appointment.

Bob Chiswe

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is now a performing Ministry as had been initiated by Chaponda. We have seen professionals from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs being appointed to Head diplomatic missions unlike in the past when almost all Heads of Mission were not from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs but from the bush, We understand Gunda is very professional and hard working. Lets continue on this path and bring back Chaponda to the Foreign Affairs


congrats msulira


Congratulations Msulira serve your country.

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