Chakwera appoints Chaima Banda chief strategy advisor, Lembani as policy aide

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera appointed Chris Chaima Banda and Dr Samson Lembani as chief advisor on strategy, manifesto implementation and public policy respectively, Nyasa Times understands.

Dr Samson Lembani: Presidential dvisor
President Chakwera has appointed Chris Chaima Banda as chief advisor on strategy

The two will assume the their duties  with immediate effect.

Lembani, as public policy and governance aide, will also be advising the President on civil society organisations (CSOs) , replacing Mavuto Bamusi who was serving that role at State House under  immediate past president Peter Mutharika.

President Chakwera has also picked Chaima Banda, a development economist and long serving British civil service technocrat, on the role of chief advisor on strategy and manifesto implementation to  add to economist Chancellor Kaferapanjira  also appointed chief adviser to the president on economic affairs.

President Chakwera’s spokesperson Sean Kampondeni has since confirmed the appointments adding that Mrs. Colleen Zamba  has been  appointed Chief Advisor on Sustainable Development Goals and International Relations.

Lembani,  in one of the closed chat groups  seen by Nyasa Times, expressed his gratitude at the opportunity to serve the President at this level.

A  political and development expert, Lembani said he was ” humbled” by the appointment and look forward to making a meaningful contribution in support of the President and the Presidency.

While in a chat forums of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) seen by Nyasa Times, Chaima Banda said he will need   to tap into the members rich, diverse and accomplished experiences in order to make Malawi move forward as envisioned by President Chakwera, summed up in his ‘Chakwera Super Hi5 agenda’.

In his Hi5, Chakwera is committing prospering together, ending corruption, uphlding the rule of law, servant leadership and uniting Malawi.

“I therefore wish to confirm with you colleagues on this esteemed forum that it has pleased His Excellency Dr Lazarus Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi to appoint me as his Chief Advisor on Strategy and Manifesto Implementation. I will through this role be the President’s Strategist, work with all organs of state to negotiate targets that ensure the Presidents visions as manifested to the people of Malawi is delivered and fulfilled,” said Chaima Banda.

Chaima Banda said  he wants tt to bring a “paradigm shift” in the way Presidential advisory is conducted.

Meanwhile,  President Chakwera has hinted at new appointments of parastatal boards within the next 40 days as part of completing the nine-party Tonse Alliance-led administration transition process.

In a report on his 30th day in office posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday, Chakwera said appointees will be encouraged to implement legislative and administrative reforms in various institutions to prepare for the roll-out of Tonse Alliance promises.

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Notmypresident
Notmypresident
9 months ago

No Tumbuka, yawo,Lomwe on-site but Lomwe’s are tribalistic ??

Tizanka
Tizanka
9 months ago

CHEFO. Chewa Foundation

Mphatso M
Mphatso M
9 months ago

Congratulations to you Mr. President on your new appointments.

You have made an excellent choice.

These men are exceptional, experienced and consummate professionals.

May God bless Malawi.

mathanyula
9 months ago

It seems atumbuka game yanu palibe apa .Achewa basiiiii in most of the positions

Corona King
Corona King
9 months ago
Reply to  mathanyula

Dont even start, atleast Chakwela is remembering them, dont you know RBM Governor is from North, Dont you know Chikosa Silungwe AG is also from there, dont you know the ST to ministry of Finance Chancy Simwaka is also from there, dont you know Titus Mvalo is also from there Mzimba emanyaleni? dont you know the deputy MRA Commissioner Mrs Katsonga come from there, she is nee chiumia for your own information, dont you know Vizenge Kumwenda MRA board chair is also from there,this was not there when the Mafia system of DPP was in power,it was only Lomwe-Lomwe-lomwe, it… Read more »

Lota
Lota
9 months ago
Reply to  mathanyula

One would have had to be deluded to think MCP can ever change.

little jojo
little jojo
9 months ago

Advisor on Strategy, Advisor on Policy, !!!!!.

Nzeru nchuma
Nzeru nchuma
9 months ago

I know it will be chakwera advising his advisors.

iweyo
iweyo
9 months ago

the president needs more of such advisors and he will do himself good to appoint an advisor on audit reports and advisor on arrests.

Wawa
Wawa
9 months ago

Just a waste of Govt money. We don’t need these useless positions which u r creating to appease family n friends frm ur tribe. No wonder Malawi can’t develop.

King
9 months ago
Reply to  Wawa

Did your DPP develop Malawi or did it develop their girlfriends? Examples are there for you to see.

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
9 months ago

I hope they are not counting these appointments as part of the one million jobs, because these people were not jobless before appointments. So, no single job has been created yet,, more than one month down the line. We expect the elderly to get their K15000 stipend per month with arrears as promised.

master
master
9 months ago

Same strategy as for Mutharika and what we only discovered at their end of term was simply massive plunder of resources, this country whoever bewitched this country should have now forgiven it so that it can attest massive development, we are tired of mediocrity

Joseph Ngolo
Joseph Ngolo
9 months ago
Reply to  master

Too early to start complaining he has five year to show us that he can do the job. Go and work hard leave these appointments to the president he is doing a great job already No more unnecessary blackouts.. ngati zakunyasa kakolope nyanja

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