Chakwera shakes up civil service:  Jean Munyenyembe now Accountant General, Mwansambo replaces Namarika PS at Health

President Lazarus Chakwera has made changes to top technocrats in the civil service, some of whom have been demoted, promoted or relocated.

Namarika: From PS to now Chief Director of Health Services
Dr Charles Mwansambo: Now PS for Ministry of Health

In the major shake-up, several Principal Secretaries (PSs) have been affected by the changes, which include Chakwera appointing Jean Munyenyembe as Account General replacing Sungani Mandala whose next post it not clear yet.

But when contacted by Nyasa Times, Munyenyembe said she was not aware of the appointment.

According to information Nyasa Times has sourced,  Patrick Zimpita has been appointed PS for Transport and Public Works replacing Francis Chinsinga who retired recently.

Chakwera has since appointed James Chiusiwa as Commissioner for Disaster Management Affairs, to replace Elvis Thodi who is yet to be reassigned.

Meanwhile, the President has also moved former Clerk of Cabinet Lucky Sikwese to be PS for the ministry of Foreign Affairs replacing Ben Botolo whose next appointment is yet to be confirmed.

PS for Ministry of Education, Justine Saidi has been deployed to Office of President and Cabinet  as PS Special Duties and has been replaced at education by Chikondano Kadzamila (Mrs. Mussa).

Two PSs –for Trade, Kiswell Dakamau and for Health Dr Dan Namarika—have been demoted to Chief Director at Education  and Chief Director at Ministry of Health, respectively.

Namarika —former personal doctor to late Bingu wa Mutharika— has been replaced by former Chief Director  at Ministry of Health, Dr Charles Mwansambo as PS, an outright promotion.

Another promotions has gone to Peter Simbani who is  now PS Ministry of Industry and Sandram Maweru  has been recalled from retirement to be PS for Irrigation.

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Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

I think Zangazanga and Janet Chikaya Banda have a lot of work to sanitize the government. Munachuluka nsikidzi, nsabwe, makoswe, udzudzu, njoka, zinkhanira, wild dogs, coronaviruses, bacillus, HIV, Enterovirus C, and hyenas from dpp. The Enterovirus C caused poliomyelitis and paralysized the who government machinery. Bring professionals that are not connected to politics. Bring people that do not steal and bring back the 14 year sentence for public theft. The civil commission service should be cleared of Joseph Nkuna (nephew of APM) and, Mphepo, brother to Francis Mphepo who were put there just to ensure one tribe got jobs and… Read more »

myfriend
myfriend
1 month ago

the problem we have a sleeping opposition led by Nakhumwa because he wants to be saying things to please chakwera. dpp should come forcefully against this stupity of rehiring retired people. on another note i am told these people ejoy their benefits from their retirement by receiving a salary on the 14th while at the same time receiving a package from the job. this theft and stupidity should stop. Malawi has over 20 million people not these same expired people that chakwera has hired. Kachama, Bizwick,Katsonga, Wilson Banda and other expired people

Alipo
Alipo
1 month ago
Reply to  myfriend

We had a president who was 80 whom we backed, I dont think those who are in their late 50s cannot perform.

Muroma Mmora
Muroma Mmora
1 month ago

Recalling tired, frail and spent civil servants overlooking the youths will cost you votes Mr President. Free advice. Tread expeditiously, pleasing old friends will not serve, save or enhance your public image. It starts slowly but definitely losing touch with the public at large. This is recipe for disaster. Take it or leave.

Ketty Mtonga
Ketty Mtonga
1 month ago

God should help Zambia in Zambia they have Changwa Lungu in Malawi they have Chakwera Lazarus Malawi is doing well because of Chakwera they are going up in Zambia they are going down because of Changwa

Mzuzu Corner
1 month ago

Ben Botolo show them that you were a bouncer and nobody would touch you in those days. We know you are very much from the north and you played your cards well to identify yourself as a ngulu as well. I don’t blame you otherwise you would not have been able to send your children to Russia for studies.

Analyst
Analyst
1 month ago
Reply to  Mzuzu Corner

Achimwene, Russia is not expensive. Anybody with a clever mind and hardworking can send his children there. University fees per annum is around $1,200 basi.

Athu Ndimaso
1 month ago

Is this what you meant when you said you shall reduce the power of the president?

This Chakwera of yours is already too powerful as he is only focusing his whole energy in arresting and firing technocrats Nilly Willy. Surprisingly he is doing nothing developmental on the ground but busy allocating positions to his family members only. Komabe abusa pitilizani kuzunza a Lomwe ndi a Yao fe. Ife athu ndimaso.

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
1 month ago
Reply to  Athu Ndimaso

No Boss you have missed the train.

Namukhoviwa
Namukhoviwa
1 month ago
Reply to  Athu Ndimaso

He is doing exactly what we voted him for and most of us are very happy with what he has done so far And we expect him to arrest more of these crooked thieves. I will be very happy if during his first term he solely co cent rates on sorting these thieves

Analyst
1 month ago

Promotions should be a mixture of young and old professionals not retired officers. Some of these old folks can’t even use a computer. Chakwera, we like you but be mindful of these promotions – we need innovative people. Developments starts from inside – if employees free they are being valued, they will work an extra mile to develop Malawi.

Michael 11c
Michael 11c
1 month ago

Paline zoti nthawi yawakuti tidathetsa Ife atonse alliance

Michael 11c
Michael 11c
1 month ago

Kodi dausi akumuchedwetsa bwanji?

TAMALISHA
TAMALISHA
1 month ago
Reply to  Michael 11c

Sure we are waiting for Dausi’s turn

Michael 11c
Michael 11c
1 month ago

Mazolowela zausilu

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