Malawi President, Lazarus Chakwera Appoints Family And Relatives As Members Of His Cabinet

July 9, 2020
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Malawi’s new President, Lazarus Chakwera has appointed his relatives and family members of other politicians as ministers in his new cabinet.

President Chakwera during his campaign lambasted the then president for being nepotistic and filling his cabinet with people from his region.

However, Mr Chakwera has also now appointed over 70% of his cabinet members from the central region which happens to be his political stronghold.

The appointment has made several Malawians unhappy because the president had criticised his predecessor for being nepotistic and filling his cabinet with people from his region.

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The new Labour Minister Kenny Kandodo is brother to the new Health Minister Khumbize Kandodo.

Businessman Gospel Kazako, who has been appointed information minister, also has his sister-in-law Agnes Nkusa Nkhoma as the deputy agriculture minister.

The appointment has made several Malawians unhappy since they expected him not to repeat the nepotism he accused his predecessor of.

KanyiDaily had reported how a constitutional court in Malawi annulled 2019 presidential election, citing “widespread” irregularities and ordered a new vote.

The new Presidential elections were held in Malawi on 23 June 2020, saw Lazarus Chakwera defeat his predecessor, Peter Mutharika.

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