Chaponda fired!

George Chaponda

Barely hours after he came under fire for interfering with the oil exploration licensing issues which are not under his post, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, George Chaponda has been fired from the ministry.

In the changes that Malawi President Peter Mutharika has made on his Ministerial bearers, several posts have been changed including the seat that Chaponda held at Foreign Affairs Ministry.

George Chaponda
Chaponda (left) booted from the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

In the changes, Chaponda has been dragged to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development replacing Allan Chiyembekeza who has been completely booted out of the Mutharika cabinet.

Chaponda has been replaced by Francis Kasaila whose Ministry  of Transport and Public Works is now in the hands of Malison Ndau.

The other changes see vocal Patricia Kaliati returning to the Information Ministry and being replaced by Dr. Jean Kalilani as Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare.

Kondwani Nankhumwa is stuck as Minister of Local Government and Rural Development just as  Atupele has to retain the post as Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development.

From the Infrmation Ministry Jhapie Mhango is now at the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security.

A statement from the State House states that the President has made the changes ‘In exercise of the powers conferred upon him by Section 94 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi”

The changes are with effect from, from today, 7th April, 2016.


Here is the full list.

President of the Republic of Malawi and Minister of Defence:
His Excellency Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika

Vice President of the Republic of Malawi:
Right Honourable Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development:
Honourable Goodall Gondwe

Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development:
Honourable Dr. George Chaponda, M.P.

Minister of Labour and Manpower Development:
Honourable Henry Mussa, M.P.

Minister of Information and Civic Education:
Honourable Patricia Kaliati, M.P.

Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare:
Honourable Dr. Jean Kalilani, M.P.

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development:
Honourable Kondwani Nankhumwa, M.P.

Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development:
Honourable Atupele Muluzi, M.P.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation:
Honourable Francis Kasaila, M.P.

11. Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism:
Honourable Joseph Mwanamvekha, M.P.

12. Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining:
Honourable Bright Msaka, SC

13. Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs:
Honourable Samuel Tembenu, SC

14. Minister of Education, Science and Technology:
Honourable Dr Emmanuel Fabiano, M.P.

15. Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security:
Honourable Jappie Mhango, M.P.

16. Minister of Sports and Culture:
Honourable Grace Obama Chiumia, M.P.

17. Minister of Health:
Honourable Dr Peter Kumpalume, M.P.

18. Minister of Transport and Public Works:
Honourable Malison Ndau, M.P.

19. Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology:
Honourable Vincent Ghambi, M.P.

20. Deputy Minister of Defence:
Honourable Agrey Masi, M.P.




  1. Well done Peter for moving Chaponda from Foreign Affairs, he was becoming bigger than Africa and behaving like the Prime Minister of Malawi and yet he was just a mere Minister from somewhere in …… I have forgotten. This man thought he was above the VP, they have done well, amuonetsa Bangwe aphunzile kulemekeza akulu. Now, instead of trotting from one country to another he will be trotting from one Agriculture Division or district to another asseng crops. yayayayaya bravo Peter.

  2. malawi24 mwaonjeza kodi license yanuyo munakatenga sunday??? kapena pa 3 march? chiyembekeza ndi chaponda zikufanana? eeee inuso nde ayi its too much guys

  3. Allan chiyembekeza is fired not George chaponda mukusemphanisa zinthu amalawi 24

  4. Koma a malawi24 mukumamoga et?…..evrytime zolemba zanu zosemphana or zanosense!!! u giv us onli 2% yankhani zoona ndizomveka bwino 98% imakhala rubbish yokhayokha!!

  5. true mphatso kazembe fired and changed are two different things

  6. this is true issue dont make it to b nt true en dont make malawi 24 ngat yaboza ngat mukuwonq kt ikunama its better kuchosa muxamawelenga news zawo kma ife timayikhulupilira

  7. Pakaliatpo nde mbora, zero pa 1o .Wa education amayenera kusoweratu

  8. Come on Malawi 24, I was thinking that you are there to give Malawians exactly of what’s happening in this country and beyond. You need not to be schooled by readers on how you’re supposed to write and present your news. Is it true what you’re saying that Chaponda has been fired? Is being fired and being changed from one post to another the same? And if chaponda has been fired then what can you call what’s happened to Dr Chiyembekeza????? Please try to choose the right vocabulary otherwise muyamba kumatikayikitsatu

    1. yap of course you are givng us information about what is happening around us but your context gves us what you think is happening and is true with respect to you malawi 24 not the public. try sometimes to disseminate at least constructive news for the betterment of the country.

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