Malawi cabinet reshuffle:Chilumpha out, Goodall in, Kamanga new Attorney General

Malawi President Joyce Banda has made some changes to her cabinet.

In the reshuffle, the Malawi leader has appointed Goodall Gondwe as Economic Planning and Development following the resignation of Atupele Muluzi on Monday.

Muluzi resigned following what he suspects is a political conspiracy against him by senior members of the governing People’s Party (PP) of President Banda.

Gondwe’s appointment comes weeks after Banda declined that the renowned economist and herself were discussing of his inclusion into cabinet.

In the reshuffle, the President has also stripped Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara the post of Attorney General and appointed Solicitor General Anthony Kamanga to be the new Attorney General.

Kamanga: New Attorney General

The cabinet has also seen former vice president Dr Cassim Chilumpha being dropped as Mining and Energy  Minister. He has been replaced by John Bande as mining minister but the energy portfolio has been made a stand-alone ministry under Ibrahim Matola.

Vice President Khumbo Kachali has been snatched his ministerial position of health which has gone to Catherine Gotani Hara.

The President has also dropped Daniel Liwimbi as Tourism Minister . He has been replaced by Rachel Zulu.

Also drafted in the cabinet are lawmakers Abel Kayembe, Godfrey Kamanya , Chipimpha Mughogho and Sam Ganda as deputies.

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