Malawi govt Chief Secretary post reverts to original title SPC

President Lazarus Chakwera has decided to revert the position of Chief Secretary to Government to its original name of Secretary to the President and Cabinet (SPC)  which former president Bingu wa Mutharika changed..

Zangazanga Chikhosi: SPC

According to government Notice dated July 27 2020, the restoration is effective August 1 2020.

“In the exercises of the powers conferred by section 33 of the General Interpretation Act, I Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi, hereby order that the title of the office of Chief Secretary to Government should revert to Secretary to the President and Cabinet,” reads the notice in part as a seen by Nyasa Times.

The Notice is published in the Malawi Government Gazette  3 555 volume IVII number 34 and issued on July 31 3030.

Justin Dzonzi, a lawyer and social commentator, has said the renaming if the title is a correction which came about due to the wrong perception that t the office as Chief Secretary to the Government to some extent meant the chief Executive Officer of the entire public service.

“The truth of the matter is that this office has always been the office of the PS for OPC. So by reverting it to the correct name, I suppose the President is trying to give the signal that the wrong impression of the office ought to be corrected but beyond that it is a legal move because the office is created by law.

“So as an office created by law, you cannot give it a name that is not legally functional so what the President is doing is definitely to comply with the legal requirement,” he said.

The holder of the post of SPC currently is Zangazanga Chikhosi.

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Gawanizanuzokha Mc. Ben
Gawanizanuzokha Mc. Ben
3 years ago

Congratulations Bwana Vyanevyane Chisingo for being the first to hold the SPC title upon getting government from thugs. You see now, this is why Mr Muhara thought was bigger than the CJ. Muhara must be shivering now. CJ is not your level you oldman. get out.

George Nelson MADONDO
George Nelson MADONDO
3 years ago

😂😂😂😂Vanguvangu Chisingu

3 years ago

You are right, biggie. SPC can’t be superior to CJ. Chief Justice is head of a full arm of Govt. Komatu Muhara ndi lawyer, and a High Court judge at that. He couldn’t see that he had no business instructing CJ? Kumbwambwana…

😂😂😂😂YanguYangu Chinkosi🤣🤣🤣🤣

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