Mutharika says he has assembled an ‘inclusive Cabinet’ to develop Malawi

President Peter Mutharika has said he has assembled a new 32-member Cabinet which is “inclusive”, saying the new team will  look for innovative methods to achieve greater efficiency and increased productivity.

Clerk to Cabinet Marjorie Nhlema (L) administers oath of office to Chimwemwe Chipungu as Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Security
Clerk to Cabinet Marjorie Nhlema (L) administers oath of office to Ishmael Mkumba, Blantyre Malabada legislator, who is now Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology
Clerk to Cabinet Marjorie Nhlema (L) administers oath of office to Zomba Malosa legislator Grace Kwelepeta as deputy at Gender Ministry.
President Mutharika with his new Cabinet

“This is an inclusive Cabinet. I would like to work with every Malawian to develop this country,” said Mutharika during the swearing in ceremony at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre.

He stressed on the  need to “continuously work together to develop this country.”

Mutharika said there are projects that are earmarked for completion this financial year that must be completed.

“As a government we are religiously implementing the promises that we made in the run up to the May 2019 Tripartite Elections,” he said.

The Cabinent has largely familiar faces, but Mutharika has made room for alliance partner United Democratic Front (UDF) and new comers Kamlepo Kalua, who is Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development and some officials from the governing DPP including newcomers Chimwemwe Chipungu as Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Security and Grezelder Jeffrey as deputy minister of Local Government and Rural Development.

Another newcomer and  beneficiary of the alliance is Ishmael Mkumba,  UDF’s Blantyre Malabada legislator, who is now Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology, a ministry whose head remains William Susuwele-Banda

Also making first entry is Karonga Nyungwe legislator Kenneth Ndovie, who was under fire last year for joining DPP after he was elected on an independent ticket, is now Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade.

Another new face is DPP Zomba Malosa legislator Grace Kwelepeta, coming in as deputy at Gender Ministry.

Others who have been maintained are Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Bright Msaka, Local Government and Rural Development Minister Ben Phiri, Finance, Economic Planning and Development Minister Joseph Mwanamvekha, Transport and Public Infrastructure Minister Ralph Jooma, Gender, Child Development and Community Development Minister Mary Navicha and Information, Civic Education and Communications Technology Minister Mark Botomani.

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lincoln
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lincoln

A group of corrupt individuals sitting together under the disguise of the cabinet.

citizenX
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citizenX

So what was the cabinet in the last term for???? practicing???? and where is the new ones you are talking about to bring developments as we see its just a bunch of same idiots who have been failing this country all these years

Kangandiwamba
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Bakha usatisokose iwe ndiwe mbava ,zikakukanika kumavomeleza ndiwe galu kwabasi

Mtete
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Mtete

Sure; to develop Malawi up to May 2020. Quite a tall order. Question would be: why have you waited all this time?

Munthu
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Munthu

With the likes of Mchacha , Jeffrey, Malunga, etc…good luck!

Mwini muzi.
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Mwini muzi.

Grace Kwelepeta is not a new face.

H E Nyaphapi One
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True. This cabinet will propel Malawi into the 1st world. Hard working intelligent and selfless individuals. Give them plenty time. And the people will be prosperous.

Jacob
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Jacob

That’s what atupere is up to. And once dpp is out I don’t know where he will go.

Patience Khauswe
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Patience Khauswe

You gotta feel for Everton. Isn’t even allowed to sit next to pita in pictures! Kamwana katenga malo! Cot damn!!

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

I think this old man is stupid. Develop Malawi in two months?

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