Malawi: President Chakwera appoints twelve on preliminary cabinet list

By Joseph Dumbula.

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has appointed twelve people into new ministerial roles, on his initial cabinet appointments, the State House says.

This has come two days after he dissolved the cabinet in the wake of growing concerns of corruption across the Southern African nation.

Chakwera has roped in communication expert Sam Dalitso Kawale as minister of lands and renowned businessman Mark Katsonga Phiri as Minister of Trade and Industry respectively.

Kawale replaces Kezzie Msukwa who is facing corruption charges over alleged sale of land to Asian traders.

The president has also promoted former deputy ministers Vera Kamtukule and Abida Mia.

On the list eight ministers have maintained the positions which they held before the dissolution.

In a statement, Secretary to the President and Cabinet Zangazanga Chikhosi says, the rest of appointees to cabinet will be made soon owing to the president’s engagements.

Here is the list

Lobin C. Lowe, M.P., Minister of Agriculture

Michael Bizwick Usi, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Wildlife

Patricia Annie Kaliati, Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare

Titus Mvalo, Minister of Justice

Agnes Nyalonje, Minister of Education

Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda, M.P, Minister of Health

Jacob Hara, M.P, Minister of Minister of Transport and Public Works

Blessings Darlo Chinsinga, Minister of Local Government

Vera Kamtukule, Minister of Labour

Abida Sidik Mia, M.P, Minister of Water and Sanitation

Mark Katsonga Phiri, M.P, Minister of Trade and Industry

Samuel Kawale M.P, Minister of Lands.

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