Kutsaira biggest casualty in Malawi Cabinet overhaul: Chanjo, Mwambande axed

Bintony Kutsaira,  who was Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Minister, is the biggest casualty in newly hired Cabinet as he has been dropped with President Peter Mutharika moving around several others and drafted in new faces  in a  bloated team from 20 to 23 full ministers and 9 deputies.

Kutsaira: Dropped
Chilenga  back as deputy minister

Kutsaira, who was also Central Region governor of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)—finds himself out in the cold twice in one week after being removed in governor’s office and replaced with David Kambalame.

No reasons were given for Kutsaira’s sacking.  He could immediately comment.

Also sacked is Nkhotakota North East legislator, Martha Lunji Mhone Chanjo, who was  Minister of Labour, Skills and Innovation. She has been replaced by Mangochi South legislator Lilian Patel of the United Democratic Party (UDF), the  party which is in electoral alliance with DPP.

President Mutharika has since split several ministries including  the ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining into two with UDF  president Atupele Muluzi taking portfolio of  Minister of Energy while former Speaker Henry Chimunthu Banda becoming Minister of Natural Resources and Mining.

Another casualty is Mwangasula Mwambande,  a member of parliament for Karonga North, who was  Deputy Minister of Nataural Resources, Energy and Mining.

Mwambande has been replaced by Welani Chilenga, who is now Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Mining.

President Mutharika has also hired Clement Chiwaya,  former UDF Member of Parliament for Mangochi Central Constituency, as Minister of Persons with Disability and the Elderly – a position he once served.

New faces in the cabinet include two presidential advisors; Mary Clara Makungwa, Minister of Population Planning and Social Welfare and  DPP secretary general Grezelder Jeffrey as Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development.

Another new face is firebrand politician, Rumphi East MP Kamlepo Kalua  as Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development replacing Symon Vuwa Kaunda who has been moved to become Minister of Environment, Tourism and Wildlife.

Member of Parliament for Thyolo South West Chimwemwe Chipungu has also got his maiden appointment  in Cabinet as Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Security.

Esther Majaza who was Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development has been moved  to become Deputy Minister of Irrigation and Water Development.

Controversial DPP regional governor for the South, Charles Mchacha, who was  Deputy Minister of Transport and Public Work has been elevated to full Minister  of Irrigation and Water Development.

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Revolutionary
6 months ago

Kumtsaila will be DPP Secretary General

Dowa boy
6 months ago

Amene zikuwanyasa ku Zambia so alipo malo okhala

Chriss
Chriss
6 months ago

Ma District Commissioners, I feel for you, muli pa mavuto ndi Ben and Griseda. Mafumu mavuto muli nawo

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
6 months ago
Reply to  Chriss

For a short time.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
6 months ago

Si game ranger uja?

Alfred Mula
Alfred Mula
6 months ago

He was hard working and his ministry started showing some result. This could be his crime.

Opportunist
Opportunist
6 months ago
Reply to  Alfred Mula

We share the same observation

Nabetha
Nabetha
6 months ago
Reply to  Opportunist

This simply agrees with Dr Martin Kansichi ‘s article on cabinet dirty tricks where they tend to gang up against hard workers…….. Shame on them corrupted minds!!!!

Kalulu Wadwala
6 months ago

Now a mere member. If he was a relative I would have advised him to forget politics and concentrate on farming. . Such embarrassment is not good.

nompumelelo khuzwayo
6 months ago

awachotsa chifukwa chofundila jekete ku UNGA achitsilu awa!!!

KENT
KENT
6 months ago

Hahahaaaa Nompumelelo plizzzzzz waganiza bwanjeee?? kkkkk u just made my day!

KOMBEZA
KOMBEZA
6 months ago

HAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

ZOWAWA
ZOWAWA
6 months ago

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Lego
6 months ago

DPP and UDF are not here to serve Malawians but their families only.

Saud
Saud
6 months ago

A bunch of thieves

Mdala
Mdala
6 months ago

Walakwanji che Bintony Kutsaira.. ayi timva!

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
6 months ago
Reply to  Mdala

TCHIMO LAKE, ANAYAMBA KUVALA UNG’ONONG’ONO!!

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