Mutharika ‘feminocracy’ continues, appoints Rose Kanyuka as Malawi Law Commissioner

President Peter Mutharika has appointed Rosemary Kumitsonyo-Kanyuka as the Law Commissioner to continue his agenda in promoting female talent to achieve gender equality.

Rosemaey Kanyuka: Law Commissioner

Chief Secretary to Government  Lloyd Muhara says the appointement is with effect from November 19, 2018.

“His Execellency President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi , has, pursuant to section 133(a) of the constitution appointed Rosemary Kumitsonyo-Kanyuka to the position of Law Commissioner,” reads in part the statement by Muhara made available to Nyasa Times.

Until her appointment Kanyuka was serving as Director at Reserve Bank of Malawi where was appointed into the position in August this year.

Mutharika’s government has taken proactive measures to include women in strategic decision-making positions.

The President  has so far  appointed to the position of Clerk of Parliament, Solicitor General,  Malawi Prisons Chief Commissioner  and Chairperson of the Malawi Electoral Commission to held by women.

According to Mutharika Malawi considers women participation in all corners of governance and society as a priority.

The potential of a ‘feminocracy’ should surely instil optimism in those working towards equality of opportunity for female talent in the world of work.

Monthly benefits for a Law Commissioner include a basic salary of around K1.4 million, fuel allocation of 600 litres, airtime allocation of K35 000 and medical aid scheme for her family worth K289 275.

The Law Commissioner also gets a gross pay of K520 130 as a commissioner of the Malawi Human Rights Commission.

Section 134(2) of the Constitution provides that the Law Commissioner shall serve a term of not more than five years but he or she may be appointed for such further term or terms not exceeding 5 years as the President shall, on the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission, determine.

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bob
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bob

Leaving RBM for a Commissioner job which is temporly only 5 months remaining for them to exit.

Boto
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Boto

Very useless lawyer I have ever met. Not this one please mutsekatu law commission this one can’t do anything …..palibe amatha….. amvetsa chisoni ndithu.

pido
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pido

dpp can’t create employment in Malawi

camisa
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camisa

there is nothing new here this woman has just been shifted from director at reserve bank which is also a good job to law commission so the position she has left will be exchanged with another guy from dpp there will soon take on that position so gender balance ilipati pamenepo instead of taking a fresh person who is not employed she is just shift the same people from position to position it doesn’t help

BigMan
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BigMan

Gender balance required in cabinet. All this appointment has done is to negatively affect the gender balance at the reserve bank.

Mtenzi Mzungu
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Mtenzi Mzungu

What is there in cabinet? Her job is well secured where she is now.

Kuno nkunja
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Kuno nkunja

Oh my Goodness she has aged so much!!! Kukalamba Choncho bwanji?

Jim
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Jim

Lhomwe

Revolutionary
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Revolutionary

Kupusa…she is a ngoni from Ntcheu…her father was the Late Justice Kumitsonyo

Ndangodutsamo
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Ndangodutsamo

This obsession with Cabinet has to stop. Its not a career and u can be dismissed just like that. No benefits etc. Better have women on positions with prestige and merit based on accomplishments and not political leanings. The appointment of someone like Mchacha should tell you its not that hard to be a minister. In fact is there really a minister in this cabinet mumamusilira?

Mundali
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Mundali

she resembles Bingu

Hard Truth
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Hard Truth

Why are you comparing her looks with the president’s family? Looks? Seriously? Eish! Some people have taken their nepotism to the highest levels. You are really wicked. This woman is a Ngoni from Ntcheu. Of course Bingu’s mom was a Ngoni from Ntcheu too. But they are not related. Even if they were related, could that make this woman less of a Malawian than what she is today? You are really stupid to say the least, too nepotistically wicked. No any citizen is more Malawian than the other. Go to hell with your nepotism, regionalism, tribalism, and indeed your wickedness.

mkhonde mwenecho
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mkhonde mwenecho

YOU nigga there is a problem with you the whole issue is about gender balance,so if people feel not helped they have the right to comment on what the government is doing whether bad or good. It does not matter where somebody comes from,what matters is the appointment of her based on her capabillity and merit. It could be of helful if somebody else was appointed in that position to balance the equation so that even those who are not employed should get a job and we have people who have been sidelined because of regionalism, nepotism and quota system… Read more »

Kawawa
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Kawawa

Eishi nanunso @ Hard Truth! Don’t you have a sense of humour? Can’t you find humour in what @Mundali said? It’s obvious she/he wasn’t serious. I personally went into stitches… Kkkkk kkkkk!!!

Post-truth
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Post-truth

How is it nepotism to say someone resembles Bingu? You are the one who has wicked mind.

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