Chakwera to name full cabinet before inauguration on July 6 Malawi Independence Day

President Lazarus Chakwera has said he has together with his deputy Saulos Chilima made “great progress in the formulation of Cabinet” and will announce the names of full cabinet officials before his inauguration on July 6 during the Malawi Independence Day.

President Chakwera

Chakwera is Malawi’s sixth president after winning the historic election held last week, the first time a court-overturned vote in Africa has resulted in the defeat of an incumbent leader.

“As per procedure, nominees for cabinet will be consulted before appointment, following which they will still be at liberty to reconsider accepting the extent or form of their involvement in the event that certain exigencies of public office demand a change thereof, with assurance of no remonstration or recrimination on my part,” said President Chakwera in a tweet Wednesday morning.

President Chakwera has tasked Vice President Chilima with the role of public service reforms as many Malawians have lost trust in state institutions and see them as inefficient and corrupt.

Chilima has also been appointed minister of economic planning and development in the five-man cabinet that the Malawi leader announced on Monday.

“I will be announcing the rest of the cabinet members very soon,” said Chakwera, who has pledged a lean cabinet of no more than 30 with 40% being women.

Former private sector hand Felix Mlusu—who used to run multinational conglomerate Nico Holdings plc as managing director and chief executive officer—is now Malawi’s Minister of Finance, delinked from Economic Planning and Development.

Respected lawyer Dr Chikosa Silungwe is the new Attorney General while firebrand Dowa East legislator MCP director of youth Richard Chimwendo Banda is Minister of Homeland Security.

Chakwera has hired former principal secretary Zangazanga Chikhosi as the new Chief Secretary deputised by former Solicitor General and director of the Government Contracting Unit Janet Banda as Deputy Chief Secretary.

Former Farmers Union of Malawi chief executive officer Prince Kapondamgaga has become the new Chief of Staff at State Residences.

Meanwhile, Chakwera has said plans are at an advanced stage for his inauguration ceremony on July 6.

“I am working in partnership with the intergovernmental inauguration committee to make sure that this ceremony conveys the sense that a new dawn has risen on Malawi.

“This is all on top of hosting several dignitaries who have called on me to express their solidarity with our cause to free Malawians from poverty,” said Chakwera.

President Chakwera, 65, was elected by Malawians for a five-year term following court-sanctioned presidential election rerun on June 23.

Chakwera won with 58.57% of votes cast, beating the incumbent president Peter Mutharika, according to official results announced by the Malawi Electoral Commission Saturday night.

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Wikleaks
Wikleaks
7 months ago

APM left the keys on the initials and they can not see them. The pronlem Chakwera has to balance between 17m Malawians and his own children inlaws who have not been employed since they were born to find jobs in government while on the other hand he has to appease alliance partners. Running government is serious business.

Chigwada
Chigwada
8 months ago

We are waiting for the new cabinet

Hapana Mbejere
Hapana Mbejere
8 months ago

Koma muchite zanzeru osati ma appeasements. Onani anthu oti oli ndi tamphunzirapo, kumadzulo, komanso chidwi kutukula dziko. Mitundu Singano koma drive to indeed transform the country. We are rallying besides you Obwana. Ku a Agriculture tikufuna mzozodo komanso khalakale pa ulimi ngati Prince Kapondamgaga. He is misplaced as Chief of staff @ statehouses.

Edith
Edith
8 months ago

Vindele ivi visakhe fe wachewa wanyawo

Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
8 months ago

I hope the full list will come out tomorrow. But please President avoid the bootlickers and those coming from DPP angadzaononge chipani.

Mwini muzi.
8 months ago
Reply to  Nambuma Girl

Nkhani apa ndi ya dziko osati chipani. Ngati Aliko nzozodo Ku DPP komwe why not?

Nkuzilire
Nkuzilire
8 months ago
Reply to  Mwini muzi.

bossku DPP kulibe munthu wa nzeru…..
there are rather more lomwes who can deliver, Michael Usi is one of my favourites

kodipitalaamatibwanji
kodipitalaamatibwanji
8 months ago

NANGA TICHITA BWANJI MANO MKAMWA PANGALI ACHIMWENEWA. MALINGANA NDALAMA GETRUDE

Maunits
Maunits
8 months ago

Brilliant servant leadership has began. God bless our leader.

mafumu akazi
mafumu akazi
8 months ago

OBwana OChakwera. Posankha nduna muziona dzulo ndi mawa pamodzi. Pali madera ena ofunika kupalira; amenewo ndiye muziyang’anitsitsa. Monga Kwa Chimwendo Banda udzu sungamere ndikosafunika kupalira; ndikopanda ntchito dzulo ndi mawa lomwe. Koma kwa Kutsaira kuBunda ndiye kuli ndime yofunika kupalira. Ndindaletu izi. Tatha ndife kumudzi

dingiswayo
dingiswayo
8 months ago

Zuchita kusangalatsa

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