Mutharika maintains Bishop Bvumbe as board chair of Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority: Khwauli deputy

President Peter Mutharika has appointed a new board for the Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) in which he has maintained Bishop Joseph Bvumbwe of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Malawi as its chairperson.

Bishop Joseph Bvumbwe: Maintained as MERA board chairperson

Chief Secretary in the office of the president and cabinet Lloyd Muhara said in a statement that Bvumbwe has been maintained as chairperson of the board.

Bvumbe was first appointed Mera board chair replacing Dingiswayo Jere last year when he  resigned from his position after securing a job as chief operations manager at Malawi Rural Development Fund (Mardef).

His appointment was approved by the Public Appointments Committee (PAC) of Parliament.

Bvumbwe’s deputy at Mera is politician Khwauli Msiska who is known for moving ‘Open Terms Bill’ which could  have  allowed former president Bakili Muluzi to seek another term in 2004 but  the piece of legislation was defeated in Parliament.

Members of the board  include lawyer Mercy Mulele, Lameck  Chembe and Ekani Katandula.

The Secretary for Natural Resources, Energy and Mining and the Chief Executive Officer of MERA will serve as ex-officio members of the board.

The statement says the appointments are subject to confirmation by the Public Appointments Committee of Parliament.

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Public Appointments Committee is another useless institution, full of dunderheads. The fact Viola is the Chief Director there we should be expecting nyansi.

6 years ago

is kyungu not maintained?

6 years ago

Everybody knows that Bvumbwe is maintained because he always sides with DPP led government when people are criticising it. I n short he is a DPP die-hard masquerading as a peace loving bishop.

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