Malawian president appoints 2 new cabinet ministers

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera (centre), with SA President Cyril Ramaphosa (left), at the 41st SADC Heads of States and Government Summit, Lilongwe, Malawi./AFP

Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera has appointed two new ministers to fill two vacancies in the cabinet created in January.

According to the statement announced by Malawian Secretary to the President and Cabinet Zangazanga Chikhosi Monday evening, Chakwera has appointed a legislator for the governing Malawi Congress Party, Jacob Hara, as minister of transport and public works, and a professor at the University of Malawi, Blessings Chinsinga, as minister of local government.

The two replaced Sidik Mia and Lingson Belekanyama who succumbed to COVID-19 in January this year.