Nankhumwa, Vuwa moved: Mutharika maintains DPP big wigs in strategic positions, UDF roped in

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has maintained his trust in Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) big wigs keeping them in strategic positions in the new Cabinet which he has assembled on Thursday but has moved DPP vice-president (South) Kondwani Nankhumwa to become new  Minister  of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Nankhumwa: Now Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Corporation
Vuwa:  Moved from Lands to Environment
Mwanamvekha: Still Malawi’s purse keeper
Minister Susuwele Banda:  Maintained at Education
President Mutharika maintains Jappie Mhango  as minister of health
Navicha: Maintained
Ben Phiri: Maintained in his post
President Mutharika has roped in UDF leader in parliament Lilian Patel in parliament

Nankhumwa was serving as Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development in the Cabinet that was dissolved last week.

President Mutharika has split the ministry into two; with Agriculture and Food Security portfolio going to Francis Kasaila who was serving as Foreign Affairs minister.

DPP regional governor for South, Charles Mchacha takes over as Minister of Irrigation and Water Development.

Another minister who has been moved is Symon Vuwa Kaunda who was at Lands Ministry and now appointed Minister of Environment.

The  Cabinet ministers who have not been affected, notably, Joseph Mwanamvekha  (Finance, Economic Planning and Development), Everton Chimulirenji (Minister of Disaster Management Affairs and Public Events), William Susuwele-Banda (Minister of  Education, Science and Technology), Bright Msaka (Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs), Ralph Jooma (Minister of Transport and Public Infrastructure), Benson Malunga Phiri (Minister of Local Government and Rural Development) and Ibrahim Salim Bagus  (Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism).

Others who have stayed put are Mary Thom Navicha (Minister of Gender, Child Development and Community Development), Francis Phiso (Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture), Jappie Mhango (Minister of Health), Nicholas Dausi (Minister of Homeland Security),  Mark Botomani (Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communications Technology).

Deputy Minister of Defence Chipiliro Mpinganjira has also retained his portfolio.

President Mutharika has also roped in members of the United Democratic Front (UDF) – a partner of his own DPP in Cabinet with UDF leader Atupele Muluzi appointed Minister of Energy.

UDF leader in Parliament, Lilian Patel is  named Minister of Labour, Skills and Innovation  replacing  Martha Chanjo who has been dropped.

Clement Chiwaya, UDF  executive member, has been  appointed Minister of Persons with Disability and the Elderly.

Mutharika has also appointed  UDF MP for Blantyre Malabada,  Ismail Rizzq Mkumba as Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology.

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4 years ago

Can anyone say what wrong Kutsaira did if not just giving orders that he be made a Rangers Suit? Or could this be one of the Cabinet Tricks we have recently heard about?
APM is indeed very cruel. Munthu kumulanda u Regional Governor and u Minister nthawi imodzi?

4 years ago

Bravo APM this is the way to go I can describe this cabinet as the best that can help you deliver. My advise don’t worst time responding to what the people out there are talking they will worst your time do your best and continue working on the economy and development of this country Malawi. If God gave you the authority to rule this country just put your trust in him that he will take you through to 2025 – whatever God has given you no one can take away.

4 years ago
Reply to  Jamax

Your worst English can tell how “worsted” your brain is which means you cannot even different good from bad. Worst to the core

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
4 years ago
Reply to  Jamax

You need to see the doctor or continue taking your medications

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
4 years ago

The old man is so desperate to stay in power……making the cabinet announcement today to coincide with the signing ceremony of the MCP UTM alliance…

Dirty tactics of a 5 year old…. what a shame

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