Malawi Cabinet Reshuffle

27 Jul 2017

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The President of Malawi has announced a major Cabinet reshuffle, with:

  • 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 moved to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, replacing Mwanamvekha;
  • Atupele Muluzi becoming the new Minister of Health, replacing Peter Kumpalume;
  • Anna Kachikho being made the  Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, taking over from Atupele Muluzi;
  • Emmanuel Fabiano being moved from the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, replacing Francis Kasaila;
  • Francis Kasaila moved to the Ministry of Labour, Henry Mussa’s old post;
  • Bright Msaka moved to the Ministry of Education, replacing Emmanuel Fabiano;
  • Aggrey Massi being promoted  Deputy Minister to Minister at  the Ministry of Mining and Natural Resources, replacing Bright Msaka;
  • Everton Chimulilenji appointed as Deputy Defence Minister, replacing the fired Vincent Ghambi;
  • Clement Mkumbwa appointed Deputy Minister of Gender;
  • Charles Mhango appointed Attorney General following the expiry of the contract for Kalekeni Kaphale.

The SMP has written to Emmanuel Fabiano, as incoming Minister of Foreign Affairs, and our sister network MaSP has already met with Bright Msaka in his new position in the Ministry of Education. 

We wish all newly appointed and continuing Ministers and Deputy Ministers every success in their roles and we encourage members to work in synergy together with both central and local government in Malawi.

The new Cabinet in full:

  • 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