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Chipasupasu in Malawi cabinet: Kaliati, Mkaka, Mtambo, Kazako fired

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has fired Patricia Kaliati, Eisenhower Mkaka, Gospel Kazako and Timothy Mtambo from cabinet.

President Chakwera, as promised in his new year national address, delivered on his promise by releasing a new cabinet a few hours into February. The president had promised in his address that the new cabinet would be appointed by January end.

The delay forced many on social media to call out Chakwera. Better late than never, the release of the new cabinet appears to have been Chakwera’s response.

The new cabinet, published on the official Malawi Government Facebook page, is a surprise package with several senior names missing.

Among those that Chakwera has fired are Malawi Congress Party secretary general, Eisenhower Mkaka, UTM’s Patricia Kaliati and academician, Blessings Chinsinga. Media conglomerate and owner of Zodiak Broadcasting Service (ZBS), Gospel Kazako, has also been fired as Information Minister.

Chakwera has also booted out activist-cum politician, Timothy Mtambo.

Mtambo, with his Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), is believed to have galvanised made President Peter Mutharika’s regime ungovernable by staging violent public protests. His appointment as Civic Education minister was understood by many Malawians as an appeasement. He is, however, regarded as one of the worst performing ministers.

Excluding President Chakwera and Vice President Saulos Chilima, the new cabinet has 21 full cabinet ministers and 4 deputy ministers. There are 10 women in the 27-member cabinet. 3 of the women are deputy ministers.

Here is the full list of the 2023 Malawi Cabinet ministers that Chakwera has just appointed.



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