Veep Chilima not mentioned in President Mutharika cabinet reshuffle

Malawi President  Peter Mutharika on Wednesday reshuffled his cabinet and conspicuously missing is the mention of Vice-President Saulos Chilima.

Chilina not mentioned in Cabinet list

Chilima, who fell out of favour with Mutharika and the Democratic Progressive Party  (DPP) to form United Transformation Movement (UTM) , was also removed as minister for Disaster Preparedness several months back and has since not carried out any event representing the government.

An analyst  said the action by the President can be challenged in a competent court of law and he quoted the same Constitution that says: “There shall be a Cabinet consisting of the President, the First Vice-President, the Second Vice-President, Ministers and Deputy Ministers as may, from time to be appointed by the President.

A question was posed: “Last time we heard of constructive resignation of a VP, is this not constructive firing of a VP holding an elective office and hence breach of the Constitution?”

Another observer said the president and vice-president are voted in according to the Constitution. So the two are supposed to be always in any cabinet.

According to a statement  signed by Chief Secretary to the President, Lloyd Muhara, the president, who is Commander-in-Chief of the Malawi Defence Force retains his post as Minister of Defence while Goodall Gondwe retains his portfolio as Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development.

Nicholas Dausi has been removed as Minister of Information and Communication Technology to Homeland Security. He has been replaced by Henry Mussa for that portfolio.

Francis Kasaila has moved from Sports to Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and has been replaced by Grace Chiumia as Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Minister.

The other ministers are Dr Jean Kalilani for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa for Local Government and Rural Development, Atupele Muluzi for Health and Population, Joseph Mwanamveka for Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development.

Bright Msaka is for Education, Science and Technology, Samuel Tembeni is for Justice and Constitution Affairs, Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Jappie Mhango for Transport and Public Works, Cecilia Chazama for Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare.

Aggrey Masi is for Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Everton Chimulirenji for Civic Education and Community Development and Charles Mchacha for Homeland Security.

There are just two Deputy Ministers, Amos Mailosi for Ministry of Defence and Welani Chilenga for Ministry for Natural Resources, Energy and Mining.

The President has also appointed Kalekeni Kaphale as the Attorney General following the resignation of Charles Mhango from the post.

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Aka
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Aka

If one may challenge this by the end of Friday in a court of law, the there will be crisis. The whole cabinet appointments will be illegal and illicit.

Nambewe
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Nambewe

Let’s not indulge in rubbish talk here! Chilima is vice president. As long as I have lived I have never heard of a Vice president being reshuffled! Now he is no longer in DPP so Mutharika has not business a signing any DPP based work to him by virtue of himself getting himself out of DPP. So under which umbrella exactly did you want Chilima to be re-shuffled? Just leave DPP carry on with their work! If you are convinced with Chilima and you want to vote for him in 2019 please by all means do so ! But stop… Read more »

Nandolo
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Nandolo

Dictatorship

Kufuna nkhondo leave us alone.

Nandolo
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Nandolo

Chilima remains our Vice President
Muntharika has no right to sack him.

Uku ndiye timati kudelera anthu.

No respect for people or the Country. This Country has laws and order.

Uku ndikutitenga kuti Amalawi ndi opusa.

SKC now the President waonjeza, take him on.

Where did he study his Law.

Napoleon Muza
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Chenandolo, the president has reshuffled cabinet, not Vice President. After all he has not meet with the cabinet apart from church or cultural ceremonies according to his confession for now7 months. He has not meet the president since he resigned from the party, he works on his own. Where does he take instruction from? Do you give him instructions. Where is his submissive heart to government. He is busy with his movement. The president appoint cabinet in accordance to the constitution powers conferred upon him. So stop worrying about your Vice President.

Nambewe
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Nambewe

You have got it! its the cabinet he has reshuffled in fact the President is being polite because he is still just doing his despite having an uncoperative Vice, who has actually started his own party! Personally I think this part of the constitution should be changed because twice now this has happened and each case I am not convinced that it helped Malawi in any way! I agree with you Mr Muza

Tizanka
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Tizanka

Kodi where does it say he has been sacked? Comprehension mudapangako koma?

Che Wanimiliyoni
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Che Wanimiliyoni

By dumping DPP Chilima declared himself surplus to requirements. Its unfortunate the constitution didn’t forsee this but it has happened quite a lot that we as.a nation could have now put in required remedies. I can guarantee you if the constitution will not change all vice Presidents will behave the same, who doesn’t want free monies after all? Imagine family where a husband and wife have separated but the relevant institutions are refusing to grant divorce papers will any parties accuse each other of not fulfilling matrimonial duties?

pathfinder
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pathfinder

Well he still has got his position as a vice president, so as long he keeps lying to people or dreaming that he’s got jobs at his office you can not force the president to give him a job. The president has the right to chose people who are productive enough and who embrace team work. Chilima doesn’t know anything about team work even at airtel we was a self praising individual. So yes you people maybe voted him to be a vice president, but you can’t force the president to work hand in hand with him yet he chose… Read more »

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Whether he is mentioned or not mentioned. Does it change the reality that he is the Vice President? Why has APM chosen to make an idiot of himself. The reality is that SCK is the Vice President according to the constitution. It does matter whether one old ostrich decides to bury its head in the political sand. It is folly to pretend to exercise power which you don’t have.

Independent Diplomat
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Independent Diplomat

This is what we call, ° Dog Eat Dog Scenario°, Fair thee well Saulos. This is just the beginning. Prepare for more brutal blows on you.

Apple
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Heeeeeeeeee Peter and DPP are confused .com.
mukumva kuwawa naye Chilima. …

Bodza la N'nanu
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Bodza la N'nanu

Trump fires his attorney general so does Mutharika. Hehede!

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