Mutharika appoints Nankhumwa as Leader of House, Lunji as deputy: Vuwa chief whip

President Peter Mutharika has appointed the government leadership in parliament with Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Kondwani Nankhumwa as the leader of the House.

Nankhumwa: Leader of Government in Parliament
Lunzi: Deputy leader of the House

Nankhumwa held the same position in the last cohort of Parliament after he replaced George Chaponda who was entangled in a maize procurement scandal.

Chaponda was acquitted by the court following allegations of misprocurement of maize from Zambia by Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation.

He got re-elected back to Parliament but has not been drafted in the new Cabinet meaning he will be a backbencher in the House.

Making the announcement, Chief Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) Lloyd Muhara said journalist-turned-politician Nankhumwa will be assisted by Nkhotakota North East legislator Martha Lunji, who has also been appointed Minister of Labour, Skills and Innovation.

Both Nankhumwa and Lunji said they feel humbled to be appointed by the President to take up such a challenging post.

They promised to work according to the standing orders which govern the House.

President Mutharika has also appointed  Symon Vuwa Kaunda, the Minister of Lands, Housing  and Urban Development as government Chief Whip whose deputy is Mary  Thom Navicha, the   Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare,

The statement said the appointments are with immediate effect.

Mutharika will this Friday deliver his State of the Nation Address (Sona).

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Truth Pains
2 years ago

Who is he going to adress? If I may ask, we don’t have yet government side in the house neither the opposition.

So stop pretending as if all is well with you or Malawi .

We are watching in the stand but when asked we will descend with big bang .

Let’s go for rerun and either Muntharika will be re-elected it’s fine but not Tippex government.

We don’t need to set Tippex as precedence for future elections to come in my mother Malawi.

We say no to Tippex government

Musundu
2 years ago

Petter apita.New generation with new force.zakuba zipitila limozi ndi pitala

mtete
mtete
2 years ago

Anyway, these are temporarily appointments, until Chakwera steps in.

Andrew K
Andrew K
2 years ago
Reply to  mtete

The interpretation of the law must take place regarding fraudulent or so called free and fair elections, recommendations then must follow. Either way, re-run is the most possible outcome. Chakwera has to battle it out against APM, SKC. The opposition must have a strategy to get the PRESIDENTIAL SEAT. For now they are not united genuinely. Selfishness is killing our nation. Innocent citizens are now fighting for a good cause, but political leaders have individual goals. That is killing unsuspecting innocent Malawians who are mobilised to demonstrate and face blazing guns and tears gas of the police….

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