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Malawi’s President Chakwera Says Cabinet to Be Lean With 40 Percent Women Representation

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President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has said he would appoint a full “lean” cabinet – which will have no less than 40 percent of women – as he works towards putting together a functional government to rebuild the country’s comatose economy left by his predecessor Peter Mutharika.

The new Malawi leader made the announcement Monday afternoon at his private residence in Area 6 in Lilongwe during the swearing in ceremony of the new appointees to Cabinet and other senior government positions.

Chakwera also said his full cabinet, which will be released before his inauguration on Independence Day will have no more than 30 members including more women to ensure that they are adequately represented in his administration.

“I have made these appointments in consultation with the Vice President because these positions are critical in the smooth transition from the old administration to this new one. A full cabinet, which will have no more than 30 members will be released before our inauguration on 6 July.

“To ensure that there is enough representation of women in our administration, not less than 40 percent of the Cabinet will be composed of women,” Chakwera said.

The Head of State then called upon the new appointees to ensure that they are prioritizing serving the nation over everything else.

“Your performance will be judged on how happy the Malawi people are. That is your service. All of us are servants to Malawians and ensure that when discharging your functions,” Chakwera advised.