The Republic of Malawi State President Peter Mutharika yesterday unexpectedly reshuffled his cabinet firing Peter Kumpalume who was the minister of health.
Mutharika has replaced Kumpalume with United Democratic Front’s (UDF) leader Atupule Muluzi who was serving as Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development a ministry now headed by new face in the cabinet Anna Kachinkho.
Also new in the updated cabinet are Everton Chimulilenji as Deputy Minister of Defence while Clement Makumbwa has been appointed as Deputy Minister of Gender.
Francis Kasaila is now Minister of Labour and Sports a ministry which was under the mandate of Henry Mussa now Minister of Trade and Tourism.
Joseph Mwanamveka now heads Ministry of Agriculture replacing suspended George Chaponda.
Formerly a Deputy Minister of Agriculture Aggrey Massi is now is full Minister appointed to the ministry of Mining while Bright Msaka now heads ministry of Education.