So help me God! Chakwera sworn in as Malawi president, Chilima as VP

President Lazarus Chakwera  has been sworn as the country’s new leader, following his election in Tuesday’s fresh presidential elections defeating former president Peter Mutharika.

His Excellency the President Dr Lazarus Chakwera taking his oath- Photo by Lisa Kadango, Mana
Chilima taking his oath as Malawi Vice President- Photo by Lisa Kadango, Mana
His Excellency the President Dr Lazarus Chakwera and First Lady Monica Chakwera- Photo by Lisa Kadango, Mana
Vice President Chilima and his wife Mary- Photo by Lisa Kadango, Mana
Judges procession arriving.- Photo by Lisa Kadango, Mana

Chakwera, leader of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) becomes Malawi’s 6th president.

The President-elect was sworn in by the Chief Justice Andrew

“I Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform the functions of high office of the Republic  of Malawi  and that I will preserve and defend the constitution and that I will do right to all manner of period without fear or favour, affection or ill will ,” said Chakwera 65, reciting after the Chief Justice.

Flanked by the First Lady Monica Chakwera, the President His Excellency Chakwera ended his oath while carrying a Holy Bible by saying “So help me God!”

First to take oath was Vice President-elect Saulos Klaus Chilima. But his oath had to be repeated as the Chief Justice explained: “We had to repeat because he has to hold the Bible.”

Thousands of people flocked outside the heavily guarded Bingu International Conference Centre Square banging drums, beeping horns and dancing.

In his brief speech, President Chakwera  said in his strong American accent that  to address Malawians as a Head of State is “an honour”.

We will have a government that serves not a government that rules,” said Chakwera.

He pledged to “run Malawi well.”

And his speech saying ‘God help Malawi’

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Jamax
Jamax
2 months ago

For sure GOD should be first and we should follow him – as a peace loving Nation we should ALL unity in prayers that you as our our Leader should lead and guide us to prosperity, unity, love victory and success in our Nation – Malawi. As the MAN OF GOD we have all the trust that you will guide this Nation to unmeasurable development pinnacle which shall florish across the Nation e.g Education, Health, Agriculture & Mining, Tourism and Culture, Water and Irrigation, Transportation = Road, Air, Railway Sea – Inland Water ways etc. ENDING CORRUPTION in this country… Read more »

Che Chikutumbwe....
Che Chikutumbwe....
2 months ago

God Bless Malawi…..#Luzitsani mtima yathu, #Hunger;Corruption, Tribalism, Disease & Envy tigonjetse!!!!!One Malawi, One Nation.

Tsanana
Tsanana
2 months ago

Angoti gwiritsa ntchito ngati condim ife atumbuka kuti akhale pa mpando.Palibe chitasinthe

Malawi belong to the citizens

All the best to Tonse alliance lead the country to prosperity,we believe you can do it.Make Malawi great again.God bless our beautiful country Malawi.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
2 months ago

Let the work of change begin.

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
2 months ago

Koma nkhope ya a First Lady yo taionani akhala ngati akulira .

CHANGE AGENT
CHANGE AGENT
2 months ago
Reply to  Mapwiya

NANGA GETRUDE?

Dada
Dada
2 months ago
Reply to  CHANGE AGENT

Mchifukwa chake wayakhula nanga Getrude she is nolonger thee first lady. Panja mumamunena kwambiri kani wanu katundu munali mutapanila.hahahhahha

Chipato mike
Chipato mike
2 months ago
Reply to  Mapwiya

Ndi amisala kulimbana ndikinyoza anhu ngati inu ndiwoneka bwino

Ana a Njoka
Ana a Njoka
2 months ago

Ha Ha Ha, where the vice president is more experienced and seasoned than the president. Ana a njoka inu otsutsa Boma

Mazira
Mazira
2 months ago
Reply to  Ana a Njoka

zako zimenezo Chakwera alamulirabe like it or not

Destroyer of liars
2 months ago
Reply to  Ana a Njoka

There is no way a vice president, who has never been state president, can have more experience than the head of state. Where did he acquire the experience of a head of state if he has never been one? Yes he like Malewezi has the experience of being vice president but the experience of a head of state. Chakwera has been president of the Malawi Assemblies of God therefore he has vast experience in dealing with challenges affecting people.

VYOTO
VYOTO
2 months ago

CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER.CHANGE IS FINALLY HERE.STUPID LOMWELISATION POLICY IS A THING OF THE PAST JUST LIKE QUOTA SYSTEM.

China
China
2 months ago

Please Mr President don’t let the Msungamasi spoil your name by giving them contracts as a reward they are crooks

KHUMBO
KHUMBO
2 months ago

CONGRATULATIONS

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