Member of Parliament for Phalombe North, Anna Kachikho is the new Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development in Malawi.
She is the new addition to the changes President Peter Mutharika has made to his 20 member cabinet.
Kachikho who replaces Atupele Muluzi is one of the four female ministers in Mutharika’s cabinet.
The DPP legislator replaces Atuele Muluzi who is now minister of health.
Who Is Anna Kachikho?
Anna Kachikho was born on 17 April 1955 in Mkoko village in Phalombe, southern Malawi.
She obtained a certificate in secretarial studies from the Malawi Polytechnic and a BA Degree in Human Resources Development from Mobile University, Canada.
She held various senior positions in the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation.
She rose to become the Organizations Administrative Manager. Starting in 1988, Kachikho became active in Women’s Groups in the Malawi Congress Party.
From 2000 to 2004, Kachikho was a Ward Councilor for Limbe East and Deputy Mayor of the Blantyre City Assembly.
Kachikho was elected a Member of Parliament for the Phalombe North constituency in 2004.
She was appointed Deputy Minister of Education and Human Resources. In August 2005, she was appointed Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security. Later positions were Minister of Education and Vocational Training (June 2006), Labor (May 2007) and Women and Child Development (February 2008).