President of the Republic of Malawi Author Peter Mutharika (APM) has, with immediate effect, fired Minister of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development Patricia Kaliati popularly known as Akweni.
In a statement by presidential press secretary Mgeme Kalilane, the president fired Kaliati from his cabinet in line with powers conferred upon him in section 94 (1) of the constitution of Malawi.
Meanwhile, the details of the firing are still scratchy as it has come to the surprise of many Malawians considering Kaliati’s weight in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
The Malawi leader has since, with immediate effect, appointed DPP’s deputy secretary general Cecilia Chazama as Minister of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development.
Akweni’s firing comes barely weeks after Mutharika also axed from his cabinet Dr. George Chaponda.