Chakwera appoints Mkandawire as advisor on rural transformation: Lucius Banda presidential aide role confirmed

President Lazarus Chakwera has appointed Adamson Mkandawire as his Chief Advisor to the President on rural transformation and development while the appointment of musician-cum-politician Lucius Banda as special adviser in his office has been confirmed.

Lucius Banda: Special advisor to President Chakwera

Presidential spokesman Brian Banda confirming the appointments said Chakwera wants to “enhance his commitment to servant leadership.”

According to the public notice issued by State House, the appointments take immediate effect.

On his part, Lucius Banda said his appointment as presidential special adviser on youth and arts will spur him to the push to transform the local creative industry through his vast experience.

Banda, known as Soldier in the music circles, said he feels honoured that President Chakwera has dedicated an office to oversee issues affecting artists.

“Time has come for artists to shine. Time has come for artists to strive to reach new career goals,” said Banda.

Chakwera also appointed Overstone Kondowe as special adviser on People Living with Albinism and Disability and Reverend Brian Kamwendo as special adviser on religions affairs, with Sheikh Hashim Abbas as his deputy.

The President also appointed Major Precious Mahara Gausi as assistant aide-de camp, Brian Banda as press secretary, Martha Chikuni as head of media and marketing and Solomon Kavuta as director of ICT.

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Mswachi
Mswachi
2 months ago

Its good that Malawians are now questioning things unlike in the past when timavomera chili chonse. Someone really need to expalin the figures and how they were arrived at. Of course the Registrar has approved upon assessment, may be its high time we know the assessment cliteria for the fees. On another note; are we told How much MEC Lawyers are being paid? Are those fees justifiable? Remember the case of South African lawyers. Lets keep on being vigilant. Malawi is OURS!

Mofolo
Mofolo
2 months ago

O Chakwera is already going in the direction of becoming the worst President after APM. Kodi sipaja mumati muchepesa mphamvu za President, nanga bwanji mukufuna Ku wononga ndalama za boma posankha anthu mu maudindo ongofuna kutulusila ndalama mu Boma? We don’t need these useless advisors who will just bloat government wage! Can someone please help to find out MSCE ya Chakwera tiione kuti quota system idamuthandiza bwanji akuwoneka mbutuma.

Lazarus
Lazarus
2 months ago

Mafuno abwino Mr Sodier! All the best especially in Music industry as we still need more to achieve through musiki. #ifollowyou

Ken Phiri
Ken Phiri
2 months ago

Advisor on rural transformation? What is this? Mr President, all the poor people in rural areas are your advisors on rural transformation. Bwana President you cant employ every mcp supporter. And you cant have everybody as your Advisors. Allow some of these people to be self employed. Who are advising the President on some of these appointments? Its getting too embarrassing. Even APM who is probably the most inept president Malawi has ever had never had anybody as useless advisor for rural transformation If you have run out of ideas just give up and allow other people to do the… Read more »

SANITIZE.
SANITIZE.
2 months ago
Reply to  Ken Phiri

If you have nothing to say its better to keep quiet its not a crime.

Mkupamame weni weni
Mkupamame weni weni
2 months ago

Obwande nanga plz

Yurhonor
2 months ago

Shortly somebody will be appointed Special Advisor on Short time

Zio ine
Zio ine
2 months ago

This man need more advisors as he seems to be an apprentice

Real rights activist
Real rights activist
2 months ago

A chakwera polani moto. Rural transformation? What is the duty of Minister of local Govt? What advice are seeking to get from this old man? This president is another dunderhead who is sitting on top of his brain.

Angoni pa town
Angoni pa town
2 months ago

No issues here..u have Min of Fin and then u have Chief Presidential Advisor on Economic Affairs…Min of Justice and u also have Chief Advisor on Legal and Constitutional Affairs….let him set-up the structure and we ask for results

Moya
Moya
2 months ago

Congrats soldier but now Mr president i think youth should be represented by the youth themselves i think soldier is way past the youth. On Arts i would agree he has the vast practical experience and best fit for the job

good
good
2 months ago

This is just too much bwana. Think about the taxpayer.

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