New Malawi Cabinet out this month-end – State House

President Lazarus Chakwera will hire a new cabinet for his government at the end of this month, State House has announced.

Chakwera and Chilima reviewing Cabinet together

Speaking during a virtual State House press briefing, which included local and Malawian UK-based journalists in attendance, presidential press secretary Brian Banda, responding to a question on ministers’ public assessments, said: “There has been a delay on cabinet ministers’ assessments and contractual reviews due to the impact of Covid 19 pandemic

“But the president in consultation with his vice, Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima is doing everything possible to have a new cabinet by the end of this month.”

Banda said Chakwera alongside Chilima is currently scrutinising his cabinet ministers’ performances.

However, when asked further asked what criteria will the President use as a yardstick to measure his ministers perfomance in line with the expected obligations and benchmarks, Banda said: “The powers to hire and fire cabinet ministers lies with the president.”

Banda added: “He appoints ministers using his prerogatives and therefore, if he so wishes, he can even hire and fire anyone into and out of the cabinet any time, any day without even waiting for the month end.

The Presidential spokesperson emphasised that the President doesn’t even need any yardsticks to appoint or relinquish anyone of duties as a cabinet minister.

“Having said that, let me point out that Dr. Chakwera, as servant leader is committed to serve Malawians in a transparent manner,”said Banda.

Speaking earlier on, director of communications at State House, who is also an executive assistance to the president, Sean Kampondeni briefed the journalists and the citizenry on the presidential diary engagements for the past week and also gave out a forecast on what the president will do this week.

Before Kampondeni, the newly appointed deputy director of communications at State House, Wezzie Kasambara took to the podium to introduce herself to media in her new portfolio.

She said: “I am so honoured to be here and I would like to thank the President for giving me this opportunity and I have joined a team of talented individuals.

“I am ready to serve the President and the people of Malawi but I appeal to you all for your support.”

Also in attendance was the State House head of publicity and Public Relations, Martha Chikuni.

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Assange
1 month ago

We want development not cabinet. Fix the damage caused by dpp and udf. We have no roads in all cities and we drive on potholes. Just try to drive from Kanengo to Area 25 you will see the poor road that Bingu constructed. It is now a nightmare. Drive to Kasungu. It’s a death trap. Malawians do not need a cabinet and whoever is there must deliver. That’s all bwana Chakwera.

Medsonchimudima3@gmail.com
1 month ago

Kkkkkk mbava zina zilowepo

Mbachi
Mbachi
1 month ago

Whether there is new cabinet or not, please let us fix theft of public funds

Anzanufe
Anzanufe
1 month ago

Useless cabinet. Deliver your promises

Nabetha
Nabetha
1 month ago

Congrants to you Wezie timakunyadirani xx

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 month ago

ma kadeti aiwala nsanga. dzulo paja zimatani. kunali kujudula mongozungulila okhaokha. mi of agriculture.
minister of irrigation minister of forest .minister of mining.kumangotalikitsa ministry imodzi yomweyo .zungo bwanji pomene dzulo lija munkangosekerera.
no wonder dziko limangoona maina ongobulika osaziwika kale. imagine cimlilenji. that was an insult to the malawians.
reshuffle every 3 to 4 months. koma osawaziwitsa amalawi why.

khalani chete

ZIOne izi
ZIOne izi
1 month ago

Chakwera needs as many people as much as possible apart from the advisor who even need to advise him on nhow to go to the toilet. This is probably the most dull president

Chacharito
Chacharito
1 month ago
Reply to  ZIOne izi

Honestly, the dullest President must be the one who befriended Chisale the bodyguard and big-time thief!!!!!!!!

Wachiyao
Wachiyao
1 month ago
Reply to  ZIOne izi

True. But only if you are looking at him with blue eyes, which is what don’t need in this country. So, rest in peace you blue guys.

Phwisa
Phwisa
1 month ago

Chilima is appraising the cabinet and obviously he will appoint and Chakwera will endorse the names. Chakwera now becoming CHOLA BOY was Chilima.

Bauleni
Bauleni
1 month ago

Useless why announce cabinet reshuffle in advance? Awa governance zero pa ten. Za administration izi sadziwa ataa. Mxii

MCP Diehard
MCP Diehard
1 month ago
Reply to  Bauleni

I have to agree. In an effort to be liked by everyone, The president is making these amateur mistakes. Mr. President, don’t give away your power. There should never be an announced timeline for reshuffling the cabinet just to appease useless fools who are mainly UTM saboteurs and opposition. They will criticize your new cabinet as well, no matter who you pick unless they are UTM or opposition. They get the feeling of being alive by causing confusion and not by being positive contributors to your cause. Some even proudly say “I went to demos to put you in office”… Read more »

Deliwe
Deliwe
1 month ago

Mr. President
Gaffer is not suitable for the Ministry of Mining. Kindly give him another ministry or just fire him. He is most useless minister. He is rarely found in office and if he is in office he seems not understand his job.

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