Dec 15, 2017 Last Updated 8:35 AM, Dec 15, 2017

Mutharika Fires Ghambi And Kumpalume

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Peter Kumpalume and Vincent Ghambi have been dropped from the cabinet, in a reshuffle announced by the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) on Monday afternoon.

Kumpalume has since been replaced by Atupele Muluzi, while Ghambi who was deputy minister of defense has been replaced by Everton Chimulilinji.

Henry Mussa is now the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism; he has been replaced by Francis Kasaila in the Ministry of Labour, Sport and Youth Development.

Emmanuel Fabiano is the new Minister of Foreign Affairs, with Bright Msaka being appointed as the Education Minister.

Joseph Mwanamveka is the new Minister of Agriculture, a position which was vacant after the firing of George Chaponda months ago.

Aggrey Massi who was the deputy Minister of Agriculture is now a full Minister responsible for Natural Resources and Mining.

Other newcomers in the cabinet are Everton Chimulilinji who has been appointed as the Deputy Minister of Defence, replacing Ghambi and Clement Mkumbwa who is now the Deputy Minister of Gender.

There are no changes in other ministerial positions.

President Mutharika has also appointed Charles Mhango as the new Attorney General.

Here is the full list:

Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism-Henry Mussa


Minister Of Health-Atupele Muluzi


Minister of Agriculture– Joseph Mwanamveka


Minister of Foreign Affairs-Emmanuel Fabiano- Foreign Affairs


Mining and Natural Resources-Aggrey Massi


Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development–Anna Kachikho

Minister of Education-Bright Msaka

Minister of Gender-Jean Kalilani

Minister of Local Government-Kondwani Nankhumwa

Minister of Home Affairs-Grace Chiumia

Minister of Information-Nicholas Dausi

Minister of Labour– Francis Kasaila

Minister Of Justice-Samuel Tembenu

Transport-Jappie Mhango

Civic Education-Cecelia Chazama

Everton Chimulilinji-Deputy Defence

Clement Mkumbwa-Deputy Gender

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