Kachikho ‘proud’ to be back in Cabinet

Member of Parliament for Phalombe North, Anna Kachikho  has made a shock return as a Minister as President Peter Mutharika  carried out a reshuffle of his Cabinet.

DPP lawmaker Anna Kachikho: Surprise return to Cabinet

President Mutharika appointed her to the position of Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development , replacing Atupele Muluzi who has become the new Minister of  Health taking over from sacked Dr Peter Kumpalume.

In reaction to her appointment, Kachikho has said she is surprised but “proud” that Mutharika has drafted her back into the cabinet.

Kachikho said Mutharika is doingf “an exceptionally good job”  in what are very challenging conditions for the ountry.

Fact File:

Anna Kachikho was born on 17 April 1955 in Mkoko village in Phalombe, southern Malawi.

She obtained a certificate in secretarial studies from the Malawi Polytechnic and a BA Degree in Human Resources Development from Mobile University, Canada.

She held various senior positions in the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation.

She rose to become the Organizations Administrative Manager. Starting in 1988, Kachikho became active in Women’s Groups in the Malawi Congress Party.

From 2000 to 2004, Kachikho was a Ward Councilor for Limbe East and Deputy Mayor of the Blantyre City Assembly.

Kachikho was elected a Member of Parliament for the Phalombe North constituency in 2004.

She was appointed Deputy Minister of Education and Human Resources. In August 2005, she was appointed Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security. Later positions were Minister of Education and Vocational Training (June 2006), Labor (May 2007) and Women and Child Development (February 2008).

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