Newly appointed Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda has touted himself as bulldozer and the best to head the messy ministry.
Speaking at a political rally on Friday in Nchalo, Chikwawa, Chaponda said contrary to media reports, he was the right person for the job saying he will work hard to ensure that Malawi gets its lost glory of a food basket for the region.
“I have read that some people are saying that I am not fit to be minister for agriculture because I am not a bulldozer, that is not true Your Excellency. I will work to ensure hunger ends in Malawi,” said the former Foreign Affairs minister.
The opposition accused Chaponda of being insensitive to the country’s ailing economy because of his endless global trotting.
Mutharika fired Thyolo South-West member of Parliament (MP) Allan Chiyembekeza, who served as Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, on an undisclosed reasons although some commentators say it is due to the ever falling agriculture sector blamed for the persistent food shortages.
Mutharika assured Malawians that through Chaponda, who is also Democratic Progressive Party vice president, Malawi would now produce enough food as was the case before.
Chaponda has been reportedly been earmarked to succeed Mutharika as President, a claim the minister downplayed.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :