Thoko Banda going to Zimbabwe not Brussels
President Peter Mutharika has hired new diplomats to head Malawi missions in Germany, United States and other nations which have seen chairperson for the Council for Non-Governmental Organizations in Malawi (CONGOMA), Voice Mhone being appointed.
According to a statement issued by George Mkondiwa, Chief Secretary to the Government, President Mutharika has hired lawyer Necton Mhura to be Malawi diplomat in United States to replace Steve Matenje .
The President has also appointed Mhone as diplomat to Germany.
According to a statement, Thoko Banda who was approved by Parliament’s Public Appointments Committee to be Malawi envoy to EU in Brussels to take over from Dr Brave Ndisale, who picked a new lucrative job, will not be heading to Brussels.
Instead, Banda will be Malawi ambassador to Zimbabwe.
Recently appointed ruling DPP vice president Ted Kalebe will instead be Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union.
Other appointments include, Customer Service Manager at Standard Bank Malawi Chimango Chirwa who is heading to Ethiopia and the African Union.
The appointments have also seen former Zomba Central Constituency Yunus Mussa hired as Ambassador to Egypt.
Professor of Nursing and Midwifery at University of Malawi Kamuzu College of Nursing Dr. Chrissie Kaponda has been appointed High Commissioner to South Africa.
Former Director of State Residences Edward Sawerengera will be heading to Brazil to replace Dr Francis Moto and former Nsanje North Frank Viyazi, High Commissioner to Mozambique.
All appointments, expect that of Banda, will be subject to approval by parliament.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :