President Peter Mutharika has appointed board members of the troubled Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) with economist Perks Ligoya as its board chairperson.
According to a statement by chief secretary to government Lloyd Muhara, Ligoya therefore ceases to be chairperson of Malawi Enterprise Development Fund (Medef) with immediate effect.
Other members of the Escom board appointed by the President include Professor Grant Kalulanga, Chikumbutso Mkwamba, Chikumbutso Kalilombe, Pastor Tony Nyirenda, Shrieesh Betrin and Victoria Mponela.
Muhara said the President has also appointed ex-officio members who included Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining chief director; Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development budget director and Department of Statutory Corporations chief economist.
According to Muhara, the appointments are with effect from April 1, 2017.