Chakwera names MCP shadow cabinet: Kabwila shadows Kaliati

Malawi Congress Party (MCP)
president Rev Dr Lazarous
Chakwera has named a 20-
member shadow cabinet with
few surprises among his chosen
lieutenants.
In the shadow cabinet,
Chakwera who is also leader of
opposition in parliament
becomes shadow commander in
chief of Malawi Defence Force
and the Malawi Police Services,.
He will also be spokesman for the
party on Parastatals and Disaster
Preparedness.
Chakwera rewarded veteran MCP
parliamentarian Joseph
Njobvuyalema with a shadow
ministerial of Finance, Economic
Planning & Development.
Youthful lawyer and MP, Peter
Chakhwantha is named shadow
minister of Justice and
Constitutional Affairs.
MCP spokeswoman Dr Jessie
Kabwila was made shadow
minister of Gender, Children,
Disability and Social Welfare a
portfolio which is held by Patricia
Kaliati in President Peter
Mutharika’s Cabinet.
Vitus Dzoole Mwale was
appointed shadow minister of
labour.
Other key appointments were
Ezekiel Ching’oma as shadow
information and civic education
minister, Rhino Chiphiko as
shadow transport, public works
minister and Juliana Lunguzi as
shadow health minister.
The shadow line-up also has
Samuel Dalitso Kawale as
shadow youth, sports
development and culture:
Maxwell Thyolera makes it as
home affairs and internal
security, Home Affairs & Internal
Security:
Felix Jumbe gets agriculture,
irrigation and water. Khumbize
Chiponda gets foreign affairs
and Dr. Elias Chakwera is taking
on education.
Willard Gwengwe gets trade,
industry and tourism, Dr Amon
Nkhata natural resources. Energy
and mining, and Lingson
Belekanyama local government,
while Jacob Hara, , is shadow
minister of lands, housing and
physical planning.
There has also been an
appointment of deputy shadow
ministers who included. Patrick
Chilondola (defence), Everson
Makowa Mwale, (agriculture),.
Nkhosa Kamwendo (education)
and Alex Chitete (civil service).
Chakwera said he was “
delighted” with his shadow
cabinet, drawn from a broad
range of talents across his party.

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