Chakwera inaugurated as Malawi's sixth president

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President Lazarus Chakwera has been inaugurated as the country's leader and a ceremony with a limited number of guests who attended strictly by invitation at Kamuzu Baracks in Lilongwe.

This comes over a week after Chakwera won the 23 July presidential polls which saw him defeating incumbent Peter Mutharika.

Speaking during his inauguration Chakwera said that Malawians must brace for painful times ahead in a bid to fix the country from the mess created in the past 26 years. He further urged Malawiand to work extra hard in order for the country to develop.

He promised to operationalize the Access to Information Act in order to end the era of government accountability.

Apart from that the Malawi leader promised to also declare his assets annually and meet with the leader of opposition every three months to listen to alternative ways of running the government.

“I will make a full declaration of my assets annually and go to parliament to be questioned by the people over my handling of affairs,” Chakwera said.

Chakwera has been inaugurated as the country\s sixth leader and army Commander Lapken Namathanga presented the sword of honour to following the absence of former President Peter Mutharika.

These included Vice President Saulos Chilima, former Vice President Justin Malewezi and government representatives from Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya.

 

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