Malawi President Joyce Banda axed 2 influential ministers.
With an aim to restore confidence among Malawians and the donor community Malawi President Joyce Banda has made a crucial decision to fire two of her influential ministers following the recent increase of corruption in Malawi government.
Amid mounting reports that some of her cabinet ministers were lining their pockets from state coffers in a country heavily reliant on foreign aid, Banda late Thursday made a surprise move by dissolving her entire 25 ministers packing.
Earlier today Banda appointed a new Cabinet where Minister of finance Ken Lipenga and minister of Justice Ralph Kasambara were among the influential ministers which were shown the exit.
Banda also booted two female ministers Eunice Makangal and Reen Kachere
She therefore hired one of the country top lawyer Fahad Assani as minister of Justice, Dr Mawell Mkwezalamba as minister of Finance, Mary Clara Makungwa minister of Gender, Luscious Kanyumba as minister of Education and Rachel Kachaje as a minister of Disability Affairs.
The decision to dissolve her recent cabinet came just hours after the European Union, one of the key donors to Malawi's budget, warned it would withhold its 29 million euro ($39 million) scheduled payout due in December until the authorities proved they were convincingly dealing with corruption.