Mutharika to move or sack some ministers in imminent Malawi Cabinet reshuffle

Malawian President Peter Mutharika will carry out a most wide-ranging reshuffle of his Cabinet to give his government a reboot since his endorsement as the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) torchbearer in the 2019 Tripartite Elections.

President Mutharika expected to give marching orders to some ministers

Who gets the sack or hired?

“A Cabinet reshuffle is imminent, it could be announced this week,” a government source told Nyasa Times.

Many are crying out for changes that would usher in a new generation, not tarnished by corruption.

And during the closing ceremony of the party convention in Blantyre on Tuesday, Mutharika warned newly-elected DPP national governing council (NGC) members and their associates against abusing public resources for their own benefit instead, saying he knows some who use their positions to demand contracts from parastatals or State owned enterprises.

The reshuffle could also see the entry of Ralph Jooma, former chief whip of the People’s Party (PP) who has been elected in DPP executive and Welani Chilenga a former PP legislature from Chitipa.

Mutharika is said to be preparing to appoint former PP leader Uladi Mussa into the Cabinet following his election as DPP vice president for the Central region.

There are movements in the background by so-called DPP Team A to manoeuvre their people in to positions of power.

Sources say Mutharika is juggling a lot of balls considering the reshuffle will be political alignment every sacked minister or shunned backbencher is another potential enemy who could blow everything up.

Mutharika also has to cut deadweight and has a delicate balancing act.

But Mutharika is expected to sack or move some Ministers in an assertion of authority.

Governance commentators who spoke to Nyasa Times said they expect for a significant “freshening and sharpening of the Cabinet team.”

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Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

At least what is guaranteed of the new cabinet reshuffle is a crop of fresh, energic snd enthusiastic thieves ready to LOOT, DEVOUR state coffers for the 2019 elections.
SHAME!!!

mtete
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You can reshuffle as much as you want but as long as you remain a Prince of Thieves nothing will change since the new crop will emulate the Prince and other high profile thieves in DPP led government. I doubt very much whether any minister in DPP led government makes independent decisions; maybe Goodall in as far as cashgate scheming is concerned.

Imagine the whole president benefitting from the MK2.8b loot through the shady Malawi Police food supply contract. And he has the audacity to tell the nation that he never directly benefitted. We are doomed indeed.

udf yatha ngati nsalu ya makatani
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Jeans Kalilani kugona too much. Nkhono is faster than her. Uladi is useless. He can’t go beyond Salima south. People will sack the whole dpp. Kuba. Kulowetsana ntchito alomwe okhaokha. Chilima has said this.

Duli
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Duli

Achipeta munachithacho chimodzimodzi nthawi ya kongilesi. You have too much dambwe logic. Mukagwere – go and fall there!

CitizenX
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CitizenX

DPP is a party for recycled thieves politicians, old and deadwood, who have run out ideas to transform this country, all they want to do now is steal for last time before they retire these fools

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

I am sure the reshuffle will show how Malawi or Peter has gone deep into patronage politics. Those perceived to be loyal to Peter have been rewarded with party executive positions (by the 1600 voters at the just concluded convention) and likely the president will reward them with cabinet positions ahead of the highly contested campaign. Who thinks that Malawi will change for the better. these are the people that brought Malawi economy to what is today…….the economy is on its knees and relegated to the 3rd poorest country in the whole civilised world.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

More of the same am afraid fellow Malawians. Things Fall Apart

Kadzakumanja
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Kadzakumanja

Uku kuli ngati kungopesa tsitsi pamwamba, mavuto eni eni, mfundu zili pansi. Mkuluyu is not so sure now as to what befalls him, who is who in the ruling party that is with him, he is just seeing ghosts everywhere. Kenako mumva wasowa, wabanduka m’Malawi.

Bob
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Bob

Another drain of government resources these new ministers will start by familiarisation tours, buy some office equipment, new phones, housing etc.

Steve Mbewe
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Steve Mbewe

Vote ya ineyo ndiye yapita kale kwa Chilima. Kaya mutanimutani, muzisova koma na yanga vote sindiperekanso kwa Mbava and Gogoz team. Your time is up and you have really EXPIRED. DPP doesnt give hope to Malawians only those who benefit in one one way or the other from our stolen monies can cry loud for its glory BUT NOT US. SAPITA KAWIRI!! Start packing your beddings coz your village in Thyolo is calling for its own Gogo to tell Tales to Zidzukulu.

nkonsimphile gumede
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chinkumano cha mbavaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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