President Peter Mutharika has fired Minister of Health Peter Kumpalume in a major cabinet reshuffle announced today.
The reorganisation has also seen Joseph Mwanamvekha being appointed Minister of Agriculture, replacing George Chaponda who was fired earlier this year over his involvement in the maize purchasing scandal.
Henry Mussa has now been moved to Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism to replace Mwanamvekha while lawyer Atupele Muluzi is the new Minister of Health.
Mutharika has appointed Anna Kachikho to take over from Muluzi as Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development.
The reshuffle has seen Emmanuel Fabiano being moved from the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he has replaced Francis Kasaila who has been demoted to Minister of Labour, which is Mussa’s old post.
Replacing Fabiano at the ministry of Education is Bright Msaka who himself has been replaced at the Ministry of Mining and Natural Resources by Aggrey Massi who was Deputy Minister of Agriculture.
Mutharika has since appointed Everton Chimulilenji as Deputy Defence Minister to replace the fired Vincent Ghambi while Clement Mkumbwa is the new Deputy Minister of Gender.
According to a statement from the office of the president, the president has also appointed Charles
Mhango as the new Attorney General following the expiry of the contract for Kalekeni Kaphale.
Here is the new cabinet:
His Excellency Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika – President of the Republic of Malawi and Minister of Defence
Right Honourable Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima Vice President of the Republic of Malawi
Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development – Goodall Gondwe
Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism – Henry Mussa
Minister of Health – Atupele Muluzi.
Minister of Agriculture – Joseph Mwanamvekha
Minister of Foreign Affairs – Emmanuel Fabiano
Minister of Mining and Natural Resources – Aggrey Massi
Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development – Anna Kachikho
Minister of Education – Bright Msaka
Minister of Gender – Jean Kalilani
Minister of Local Government –Kondwani Nankhumwa
Minister of Home Affairs – Grace Chiumia
Minister of Information – Nicholas Dausi Minister of Labour – Francis Kasaila
Minister of Justice – Samuel Tembenu
Minister of Transport – Jappie Mhango
Civic Education Minister – Cecelia Chazama
Deputy Defence Minister – Everton Chimulilenji
Deputy Gender Minister – Clement Mkumbwa