Mutharika reshuffles cabinet, fires Gowelo, Chibingu


President Peter Mutharika has reshuffled his cabinet with effect from Monday, 17 August.

In the changes, Mutharika has fired Two cabinet Ministers Trasirzio Gowelo who was Minister of Local Government and Rural Development and Paul Chibingu who headed the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development.

Dr Peter Kumpalume is now Minister of Health, replacing Dr Jean Kalilani who is now Minister of Home affairs and Internal Security.


Atupele Muluzi is no longer Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security as he has been moved to Lands, Housing and Urban Development.

Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa has been replaced by Jappie Mhango. Nankhumwa will now head local government and rural development.

Malison Ndau has been appointed Deputy Minister of Defence.


Below is a full list of the new cabinet effective 17 August.


1. State President, Minister of Defence and Commander-In-Chief of the Malawi Defence Force and the Malawi Police Service:  His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika.

2. Vice President and Minister Responsible for Disaster and Relief Management, Public Events and Chairperson, Civil Service and Public Service reform Commission:   Right Honourable Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima.

3. Minister of Finance and Economic Development:  Honourable Goodall Gondwe.

4. Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation:  Honourable Dr George Chaponda, M.P.

5. Minister of Labour, Youth and Manpower Development:  Honourable Henry Mussa, M.P.

6. Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security:   Honourable Dr. Jean Kalilani, M.P.

7. Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare:   Honourable Patricia Kaliati, M.P.

8. Minister of Health:   Honourable Dr. Peter Kampalume, M.P.

9. Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs:  Honourable Samuel Tembenu.

10. Minister of Information, Tourism and Civic Education:  Honourable Jappie Mhango, M.P.

11. Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining:  Honourable Bright Msaka, SC.

12. Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development:  Honourable Dr Allan Chiyembekeza, M.P.

13. Minister of Trade and Industry:  Honourable Joseph Mwanamvekha, M.P.

14. Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development:  Honourable Atupele Muluzi, M.P.

15. Minister of Transport and Public Works:   Honourable Francis Kasaila, M.P.

16. Minister of Education, Science and Technology:  Honourable Dr. Emmmanuel Fabiano, M.P.

17. Minister of Local Government and Rural Development:  Honourable Kondwani Nankhumwa, M.P.

18. Minister of Sports and Culture:   Honourable Grace Obama Chiumia, M.P.

19. Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology:  Honourable Vincent Winstone Ghambi, M.P

20. Deputy Minister of Defence:  Honourable Malison Ndau, M.P.

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