President Peter Mutharika has fired the chief executive officer for tobacco regulator, the Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) Dr Albert Changaya.
No reasons have been provided for the firing.
Changaya has since been redeployed to the ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development .
David Luka, who deputised Changaya at the Tobacco Control Commission has taken over as acting chief executive officer.
Tobacco remain Malawi’s main foreign exchange earner despite the ongoing global anti- smoking lobby.
President Mutharika recently vowed that Malawi will keep on supporting is tobacco industry, the mainstay of the economy, despite the anti-smoking lobby.
Tobacco accounts for over 60% of Malawi’s total exports and contributes about 10% of the gross domestic product.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :