APM ready to have reduced powers

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The Malawi leader Peter Mutharika has disclosed that he is ready to surrender his powers of appointing people to some senior government positions.

His sentiments follow criticism on presidential powers that he has to appoint senior government positions in the country.

Mutharika: It doesn’t matter to me whether I appoint a director or not.

Stakeholders have been faulting the constitution for granting too much powers to the president allowing him to appoint some senior officers in government departments.

But Mutharika has disclosed that he is ready to surrender appointing powers once the constitution is amended.

“I lose nothing, It doesn’t matter to me whether I appoint a director or not,” said Mutharika.

Mutharika added that the fact that he makes the appointment does not compromise the independence of the officers he choose to serve in government departments.

“Actually ACB (Anti-Corruption Bureau) is already independent, you can ask [Lucas] Kondowe I only talked to him once,” he added.

Mutharika has power to among others appoint ACB Director, Judges, ambassadors and heads of parastatals.

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  1. Zowonad Ndichitsilu Ichi, Wawona Kut Thawi Yatha Anthu Akufuna Mcp Ilowe M’boma Iye Pano Wayamba Maplan Ofuna Kukopa Amalawi Hehehede!!! Unya Gede Uwona…. Ukapusitse Amako

  2. As an accomplished international lawyer, APM is through with scrutinizing each and every page of our hurried constitution. And one such area that doesn’t auger well is that of accumulation of too much powers on the head of state. Now he is ready to relinquish some powers. But perhaps it’ll not make sense if he dares to relinquish powers of appointing the army commander, director of ACB, director of MBC, the Chief Justice, DPP…running mate. I don’t think this will come soon.

  3. 100% sure kuganiza kopambana,no mistake ay ur a true reader en u have a true readership spirit my dear.. Osadandaula ay okudani okufunila zoyipa ndi ochepa kwambir than okufunilani zabwino like mi

  4. Before you blame a player, you have understood the system of the game in play, Mr President wise words to do that, but my my question is this change will it bring good governance to make malawi a viable nation? I think alot has to be done before this amendment,

  5. We supported you for the same empty promises that there will be a change just after six months, in your memorandum you had a lot of visions that seemed to be good for the Nation unfortunately it has been all washed away. What we see now is corruptions and failures under your nose in conclusion we do say you’re the master of it for not reacting,besides you still remains a good Leader for some reasons.

  6. He should have done the first year is his ruling term. This is just a trap for people to vote for him in 2019. Wake up Malawi!! He is trying to deceive and gain favour from us!!!

  7. m’malo motiudza chuma m’mene chikuyendela pakali pano.Ukutiudza zakasankhidwe ka anthu.Bwana amenewo mkhodza kusankha m’mene mngathele chifukwa sitikumuona wabwino

  8. m’malo motiudza chuma m’mene chikuyendela pakali pano.Ukutiudza zakasankhidwe ka anthu.Bwana amenewo mkhodza kusankha m’mene mngathele chifukwa sitikumuona wabwino

  9. I voted for him in 2014, because of this point was in his manifesto. 3 year down the ladder nothing of reducing executive powers, one year remaining for him to go out of the office and he says he is lady to reduce Executive powers, akupangira ndani?

  10. Awa sadzikundikira malamulo ndipo Democracy amadziwa since elected as a president of Malawi sindinamvepo kuti wina wamangidwa kamba komunyodza ngati mmene ziliri kuno ku Tanzania and Zambia koma kunyodzedwa ndie sinkhani amangomwera madzi

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