By: Simang’aliso Banda
President Professor Peter Mutharika has today officially appointed Honourable Aggrey Masi Member of Parliament as the new Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development with immediate effect.
This is according to a press release released by the Chief Secretary to the Government Lloyd A. Muhara.
Mutharika exercised his power vested in him by Section 92(1) as read with Section 94(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi.
The appointment comes after Dr. George Chaponda was relieved off his duties as the Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development due to his involvement in the Malawi-Zambia maize scandal and also the seizing of large amounts of money in different currencies by the Anti-Corruption Bureau last month.