Four Muslims Sworn in As Cabinet Ministers

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Four Muslims are among gallant Malawians sworn in as Cabinet and Deputy Ministers yesterday at Bingu International Conventional Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe.

The State President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has appointed Sidik Mia, his wife Abida Sidik Mia, Rashid Abdul Gaffar and Halima Alima Daudi to his “Tonse” Government cabinet.

Sidik Mia who is also Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Vice President has been sworn in as Minister of Transport and Public Works while Abida Sidik Mia who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Chikwawa Nkombezi has been appointed as Deputy Minister of Lands.

The State President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has appointed Rashid Abdul Gaffar as Minister of Mining while Halima Alima Daudi has been appointed as Deputy Minister of Local Government.

In his speech, President Chakwera said he has trust in the cabinet and urged all members to work for the betterment of the country.

Dr Chakwera said he did a thorough background research on each cabinet minister appointee and each one has been appointed basing on their respective accomplishments and they will all be assessed as not to abuse office by falling into the trap of conflict of interest and serving personal interests.

He concluded by saying lazy and incompetent performers will be booted out of the cabinet.