Cabinet of Malawi
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The Cabinet of Malawi is the executive branch of the government, made up of the President, Vice-President and Ministers and Deputy Ministers responsible for the different departments. The current ruling party is the Democratic Progressive Party (Malawi). The President however, is from the People's Party, Joyce Banda. After the sudden death of former President Bingu wa Mutharika, the new President Joyce Banda began to make adjustments to the cabinet as permitted by the constitution. Therefore this cabinet and that of wa Mutahrika are both listed.
September 8th, 2011 Cabinet
On 8 September Mutharika announced a new cabinet in which 14 portfolios had been dropped. His wife and brother were given positions in the new cabinet. Mutharika's brother Arthur Peter Mutharika has been endorsed as presidential candidate for the Democratic Progressive Party in 2014. He was moved from Education to Foreign Affairs. Mutharika named his wife, Callista Mutharika, national coordinator for women and children's health. He left the position of vice-presidents post held by Joyce Banda even though constitutionally, he can not fire her and remains the vice-president. Mutharika repeatedly refers to this cabinets as the "war cabinet" charged with "to jump and defend the integrity of nation" After Mutharika's death, Joyce Banda inherited this cabinet. She reshuffled the cabinet in April 2012 and again in December 2012.
|Ministry||Position||Officeholder||Appointments (Apr 2012)||Appointments (Dec 2012)|
|Office of the President and Cabinet||President||Bingu wa Mutharika||Joyce Banda||Joyce Banda|
|Vice President||Joyce Banda||Khumbo Kachali||Khumbo Kachali|
|2nd Vice President||Khumbo Kachali||N/A||N/A|
|National Coordinator, Maternal Infant and Child Health, HIV/Nutrition/Malaria and tuberculosis||Minister||Callista Mutharika||N/A|
|Agriculture and Food Security||Minister||Peter Mwanza||Peter Mwanza|
|Deputy Minister||Dr.Margaret Roka Mauwa||Jermoth Ulemu Chilapondwa|
|Deputy Minister||Dr.Kingsely Namakhwa||N/A|
|Finance||Minister||Dr.Ken Lipenga||Ken Lipenga||Ken Lipenga|
|Deputy Minister||Dr.Cornelius Mwalwanda||Ralph Jooma|
|Economic Planning and Development||Minister||N/A||Atupele Muluzi||Goodall Gondwe|
|Deputy Minister||N/A||Khwauli Msiska|
|Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation||Minister||Peter Mutharika||Ephraim Chiume||Ephram Chiume|
|Deputy Minister||Dr.Kondwani Nakhumwa||Rachel Zulu Mazombwe|
|Education, Science and Technology||Minister||Dr.George Chaponda||Eunice Kazembe||Eunice Kazembe|
|Deputy — Higher Education||Wictor Songazaudzu Sajeni||Chikumbutso Hiwa|
|Deputy — Primary Education||Otria Jere||N/A|
|Transport and Public Infrastructure||Minister||Sidik Mia||Sidik Mia|
|Deputy Minister||Catherine Gotani Hara||Sosten Gwengwe|
|Justice and Constitutional Affairs||Minister||Ephraim Chiume||Ralph Kasambara||Ralph Kasambara|
|Local Government and Rural Development||Minister||Henry Mussa||Grace Maseko||Grace Maseko|
|Deputy Minister||Chimango Mughogho-Gondwe||Agustine Gracewell Mtendere|
|Trade and Industry||Minister||John Bande||John Bande||Sosten Gwengwe|
|Lands, Housing and Urban Development||Minister||Yunus Mussa||Henry Phoya|
|Deputy Minister||Rev. Dr.Christopher Ngwira||N/A|
|Water, Development and Irrigation||Minister||N/A||Ritchie Muheya||Ritchie Muheya|
|Gender, Child & Community Development||Minister||Reen Kachere||Anita Kalinde||Anita Kalinde|
|Deputy Minister||Nasrin Pillane||Jennifer Chilunga|
|Tourism, Wildlife and Culture||Minister||Daniel Liwimbi||Daniel Liwimbi||Rachel Mazombwe|
|Youth Development and Sports||Minister||Simon Vuwa Kaunda||Enoch Chihana||Enoch Chihana|
|Health||Minister||Jean Kalilani||Khumbo Kachali||Catherine Gotani Hara|
|Deputy Minister||Ralph Jooma||Halida Daudi|
|Home Affairs||Minister||Aaron Sangala||Uladi Mussa||Uladi Mussa|
|Labor||Minister||Dr.Lucious Kanyumba||Eunice Makangala||Eunice Makangala|
|Information and Civic Education||Minister||Patricia Kaliati||Moses Kunkuyu|
|Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Affairs/Minister of Energy and Mining||Minister||Goodall Gondwe||Dr. Cassim Chilumpha||John Bande(Mining), Ibrahim Matola (Energy)|
|Deputy Minister||Flamenga Chelewani||N/A|
|Minister of Defense||Minister||N/A||Ken Kandodo||Ken Kandodo|
|Minister of Environment and Climate Change||Minister||N/A||Catherine Gotani Hara||Jennifer Chilunga|
|Deputy Minister||N/A||Ibrahim Matola|
|Disability and Elderly Affairs||Minister||N/A||Reen Kachere||Reen Kachere|
|* National Assembly||* Speaker of the House||Henry Chimunthu Banda|
Past Cabinets of Malawi
Malawi has undergone a few changes in cabinets over the past several years.
- See past Malawi cabinets.
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- "VP Becomes New Prez Of Malawi". Huffington Post. 2012-04-07.
- "Mutharika shrinks Malawi cabinet in nod to critics". AFP. 8 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-08.
- "Malawi: Mutharika's estranged deputy 'unmoved' by Malawi cabinet snub". Afrique en ligne. 2011-09-09. Retrieved 2011-09-08.
- Charles Mkula (Sep 14th, 2011). "Mutharika’s ‘war cabinet’ asks activists not to stall talks in Malawi". Retrieved 2011-09-08.
- President of the Republic of Malawi appoints new Cabinet
- New Cabinet Full List:Vice President Khumbo Kachali Stripped As Health Minister, Chilumpha Sacked, Goodall Hired | Malawi Voice