APM reshuffles cabinet

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President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday evening re-arranged his cabinet, a move that has seen the outspoken Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Southern Region Governor Charles Mchacha appointed deputy minister of Homeland Security.

Mutharika: Reshuffles his cabinet Mutharika: Reshuffles his cabinet

According to a statement from Lloyd Muhara, chief Secretary to government, President Mutharika has left out Anna Kachikho a legislator from Phalombe and her Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development has now been given to Jean who has been moved from Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare which is now headed by Cecilia Chazama.

Chazama was Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security which has been given to Nicholas Dausi under a new name as Minister of Homeland Security.

Henry Mussa is the new Minister of Information and Communications Technology, replacing Dausi. His Ministry of Trade and Industry has been given to Francis Kasaila who has been moved from Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development now held by Grace Chiumia.

Chiumia’s portfolio at Civic Education, Culture and Community Development has gone to Everton Chimulirenji a promotion from deputy minister of defence.

Chitipa legislator Clement Mukumbwa has been sacked as deputy Minister of Gender, Children, disability and Social Welfare.

Mutharika has appointed Welani Chilenga as deputy minister of natural resources, energy and mining.

Those who have retained their ministerial portfolios inclue Atupele Muluzi (Health and Population), Jappie Mhanga (Transport and Public Works), Bright  Msaka (Education, Science and Technology), Samuel Tembenu(Justice and Constitutional Affairs), Emmanuel Fabiano (Foreign Affairs), Joseph Mwanamveka (Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development)  Goodall Gondwe (Finance and Economic Palnning), Kondwani Nankhumwa (Local Government and Rural development) and Aggrey Massi  (Energy, Mining and Natural Resources).

Meanwhile, the president has accepted the resignation of Charles Mhango as Attorney General and has since appointed prominent lawyer Kalekeni Kaphale as the new Attorney General in a Cabinet reshuffle.

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