Thursday, 26 April 2012


Malawi president Joyce Banda announces her  new cabinet, out of the new cabinet , 17 are from the former ruling party DPP, 7 from the ruling Peoples Party, 2 are UDF, 1 Aford, MCP and the other 2 are not parliamentarians  

One interesting thing is Banda has axed the late president's brother Peter Mutharika and has hired the former president's son Atupele Muluzi.

Here is a list of the new cabinet 

 H.E the State President: Mrs. Joyce Banda
Vice President and Minister of Health: Rt. Honourable Khumbo Kachali
Minister of Agriculture and Food Security:  Hon. Peter Mwanza M.P
Minister of Foreign Affairs:  Hon Ephraim Mganda Chiume M.P
Minister of Information: Dr. Moses Kunkuyu M.P
Minister of Transport and Public Works: Hon. Sidik Mia M.P
Minister of Economic Planning: Hon Atupele Muluzi M.P
Minister of Justice and Attorney General: Hon Ralph Kasambara
Minister of Finance: Dr. Ken Lipenga
Minister of Education, Science and Technology:  Hon. Eunice Kazembe M.P
Minister of Labour:  Hon. Eunice Makangala
Minister of Local Government and Rural Development: Hon. Grace Maseko M.P
Ministers of Home Affairs: Hon.Uladi Mussa M.P
Minister of Trade and Private Sector Development: Hon. John Bande M.P
Minister of Energy and Mining: Rt. Hon. Dr. Cassim Chilumpha M.P
Minister of Environment and Climate Change: Hon. Catherine Gotani Hara M.P
Minister of Gender and Child Affairs: Hon. Anita Kalinde M.P
Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Planning: Hon.Henry Duncan Phoya M.P
Minister of Tourism and Wildlife: Hon. Daniel Liwimbi M.P
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture: Hon. Enoc Chakufwa Chihana M.P
Minister of Defence: Hon. Ken Kandodo M.P
Minister of Disability and the Elderly: Reene Kachere

Deputy Ministers:

Agriculture: Hon. James Ulemu Chilapondwa M.P
Gender: Hon. Jennifer Chilunga M.P
Finance:  Hon. Ralph Jooma M.P
Foreign Affairs: Hon.Racheal Mazombwe Zulu M.P
Education: Hon. Chiku Hiwa M.P
Transport: Hon. Sosten Gwengwe M.P
Local Government: Hon Augastine Mtendere M.P
Environment: Hon. Ibrahim Matola M.P

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