Bingu appoints Cheke Ziba as Director of Information

Malawi President Bingu Wa Mutharika has appointed Isaac Cheke Ziba as Director of Information in the Ministry of Information and Civic Education.

A source in the Ministry says Ziba reported for duty at the headquarters in the administrative capital, Lilongwe on Thursday the 2nd of Feb, 2012.

Before this new job, Ziba was a lecturer at the Catholic University in Chiradzulu.

Cheke Ziba: Report for duties

Our sources at Office of President and Cabinet say that Ziba was offered the job on the 1st of November 2011 only to report this week.

Ziba is going to be leading a team of journalists and technicians although the new director himself is not one.

He is a nurse by training and professional with a Masters degree in Social Development and Health.  However, he has good communicating skills being a blogger, commentator and columnist.

Ziba has of late been critical of President Mutharika through his columns on Nyasa Times with the recent one which he accused Mutharika for his errors in judgement on the political front, socio-economic area, diplomatic and international relations, national front, legislative front.

He argued that the President “has been getting Satan’s counsel”.

Cheke Ziba advised Mutharika to stop being combative, dictatorial and arrogant.

“He should start taking steps to repair the damage. He should take a critical view of himself and his leadership style and soften up.”

He said under Mutharika’s watch this country is bended on its knees and the “people are suffering. Let him smell and taste the coffee.”

It is yet to be seen how Ziba will work in the Ministry after castigating the same Bingu administration.

Ziba was a regular caller on Capital FM debate programmes heavily attacking government.

Apparently, his postion was promised to Nyasa Times columnist Sembe Gondwe who is now spokesman of ruling DPP wing in UK.

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