Chakwera Tells Ministers to Deliver


Malawi President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has urged Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Cabinet to begin delivering their promises.

Speaking during the official opening of a two day orientation of the ministers that will be chaired by Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima currently underway at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe, Chakwera says it is high time that they (Ministers) must start equating their promises with actions.

The president says Malawians are keen to receive top class services from the Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Ministers.

Recently, Malawians had voiced anger after Chakwera unveiled a cabinet that they said was tainted by family ties.

Chakwera, 65, comfortably beat Peter Mutharika with 58.5 percent of the vote in June, 2020 election, marking the first time in African history that an election rerun led to the defeat of an incumbent.

Few weeks ago, the president announced a 31-member cabinet that included six figures who are related to each other, although not to the president.

The labour and health ministers are brother and sister, while the information minister is the sister-in-law of the deputy agriculture minister.

Chakwera’s former running mate in the 2019 elections, Sidik Mia, serves as the transport minister while his wife Abida Mia is deputy minister for lands.