President Lazarus Chakwera Wednesday appointed Anthony Kasunda as acting press secretary.
According to a State House statement which Director of Communications Sean Kampondeni has signed, the appointment is with immediate release.
The appointment of Kasunda, who was Blantyre City Council (BCC) Public Relations Manager, has come after the former Press Secretary Brian Banda left for studies at Peking University in China.
Reacting to the development, Kasunda said was ready to serve the country.
“It is a privilege and honour to serve President Chakwera and mother Malawi,” he said.
Kasunda, a seasoned journalist, worked for Malawi News Agency, Times Group and Nation Publications Limited before joining BCC as public relations manager.
He also served as the chairperson of Media Institute of Southern Africa- Malawi.