Nkusa Nkhoma speaks on her appointment as deputy minister

Mchinji South Constituency Member of Parliament (MP), Agness Nkusa Nkhoma who has been appointed as Deputy Minister of Agriculture in President  Lazarus Chakwera’s first ever cabinet has described her appointment as an advantage to serve her constituents.

Nkusa Nkhoma: People at home will greatly benefit from one of their own

She said the ministerial portfolio does not only give her an opportunity to serve the country but also to share the crucial knowledge in the field of agriculture with people in her area.

“This is both a challenge and an opportunity to me and to my constituents. It’s a challenge because I now have a larger constituency – the whole country.

“Apart from serving the interests of only the people of Traditional Authority (TA) Mavwere, I will now be looking at the whole country,” she said.

“So the people at home will greatly benefit from one of their own as she’s part of the decision making process,” she said.

She said the post means that the constituents have a direct channel of their needs in the cabinet and as such they will gain more.

She, however, said that she will no longer be as available as she had been to them in the past year.

Nkusa Nkhoma further said she is looking forward to making a vibrant team with her boss Lobin Lowe, a seasoned agriculturalist saying she is committed to revamping the country’s agricultural sector.

“Gladly, I have a seasoned Agriculturist, Hon Lobin Lowe as my line Minister and the enterprising duo of Dr Chakwera and Dr Chilima. This is a team that’s determined to overturn the dwindling agricultural situation in the country.

“We are emphasizing on both crop and animal husbandry. Because more often we tend to relax on the latter,” she explained.

Commenting on the same, Area Development Committee Chairperson for Mavwere said appointment of Nkusa Nkhoma into cabinet will give them an opportunity of access of information easier than before.

He described Nkusa Nkhoma as hardworking and as such believes that the nation will benefit from her diligence just as her constituency.

“As residents of Mavwere, we are happy that for the first time we have our member of parliament serving the president in the cabinet, we are really glad.

“Honorable Agnes Nkusa Nkhoma is a diligent lady, we know she will deliver and share her wisdom with the nation at large as she has been with her constituency,” he said.

Nkusa Nkhoma is a first time parliamentarian and the first ever to be given a ministerial portfolio from Mchinji South Constituency.

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Marium Balaki Kuyer
Marium Balaki Kuyer
1 year ago

Inu za ulimi ndiye ndi ma practicles, ulimi munauyamba muli makanda kukulira momo. Ndikutha kumvetsa chimene mulutanthauza podziwa kuti dera la mchinji south amadalira ulimi zedi. tiyeni nazoni mayi muwonetse kuti ive azimayi tilimbikire ulimi.

Concerned citizen
1 year ago

I have a bit of a problem, there appears to be a mixing up of the roles of a minister and that of an MP here. As minister serves the nation and not just a constituency. Let us be clear.

mzika
1 year ago

ZOONA MAYI, CAN YOU PROVE THAT WOMEN CAN DELIVER.
DO YOU KNOW THAT DR JANE ANSAH DAMAGED THE IMAGE OF ALL WOMEN IN AFRICA?
SO YOU NEED TO PROVE US WRONG BY SUCCESSFULLY DELIVER YOUR DUTIES AS A DEPUTY MINISTER.
ALL THE BEST MAYi AND GO AND DELIVER🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️.
WORK OF YOUR HANDS WILL SPEAK FOR YOU.

Mkanda Gudu
Mkanda Gudu
1 year ago

This thinking should not continue to be tolerated, so those constituencies where they do not have a cabinet minister will not feel one of their own. In positions like these, please ensure that Malawi is first and not those smaller units. This promotes nepotism. If I was the president, this would be a minus on the KPIs already.

Kaitano
Kaitano
1 year ago
Reply to  Mkanda Gudu

Jealous!

Marium Balaki Kuyer
Marium Balaki Kuyer
1 year ago
Reply to  Mkanda Gudu

What she saying is that her constituency could benefit because agriculture is a relevant field as compared to ministries like mining, industry, etc only that Nyasatimes did not capture the message correctly.

msundwe
msundwe
1 year ago

Koma Aggie uli nyatwa, ndakukonda..koma kuti ndikukwatire anthu aziti ndikufuna kudya za unduna. Kaya za anduna kaya

Gospel Kazako
1 year ago

Umakwana mlamwache! Tigwire ntchito basi

Wapansi.
Wapansi.
1 year ago

Its important to you know your responsibility. failure is predictable; success is also predictable. Confident people think positive, timid minds only see negative. Critical minds benefit from both.

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
1 year ago

Zoona .Koma msika wa fodya sukuyenda.Akutigula belo limodzi pa week.Ma tenant tikulira mai chitanipo kanthu msanga.

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