Chaponda Fired!!

February 9, 2017 by Staff Reporter

Finally, Malawi President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has fired the suspended Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Dr. George Chaponda as the Leader of the National Assembly.16114232_1823584027882746_272943527079923898_n

Meanwhile, President Mutharika has appointed Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa as Interim Leader in the National Assembly replacing Dr Chaponda.

Speaker Richard Msowoya disclosed this when he was making announcement in the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon.

In his communication, Msowoya said he has received communication from the Office of the President and Cabinet that Mutharika has appointed Nankhumwa as Interim leader.

“It has pleased His Excellence President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika to appoint Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa as Interim leader in the August House until all court issues are over,” read Msowoya.

On his part, Nankhumwa hailed the President for entrusting him with such a huge task and he promised to discharge his duties professionally.

The High Court in Mzuzu suspended Chaponda as Minister of Agriculture until the commission of inquiry into the Zambia maize-gate releases its findings on the saga.

Since the commencement of the mid-year budget review which will run for four weeks Chaponda has not availed himself in the August House.

On Wednesday, Chaponda appeared before the parliamentary inquiry on the Zambia maize-gate where he defended himself by saying the ‘house was burning’ and his aim was to save the child in the house.

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