BLANTYRE (Reuters) – Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has appointed a number of new ministers in a rejigged cupboard, a press release from his workplace confirmed, after the outdated cupboard was dissolved over corruption scandals.
Chakwera dissolved his complete cupboard this week, saying some ministers in addition to different public officers needed to account for graft accusations made towards them.
Within the new cupboard of the southern African nation Samuel Kawale was made lands minister, Vera Kamtukule labour minister and Mark Phiri commerce and business minister. Abida Mia was given the water and sanitation portfolio.
Chakwera’s workplace stated extra appointments could be made quickly.
In a separate assertion, Chakwera declared a state of catastrophe over tropical storm Ana, which induced heavy rains and flooding within the south of the nation and triggered main energy cuts.
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The catastrophe division stated the demise toll from the storm, which made landfall in Mozambique on Monday earlier than transferring inland, had risen from 4 to 11 and that greater than 200,000 folks had been affected. In Mozambique the demise toll rose from eight to 18 folks, in accordance with the nation’s catastrophe institute.
(Reporting by Frank Phiri in Blantyre; Extra reporting by Manuel Mucari in Maputo; Writing by Alexander Successful; Modifying by Toby Chopra)
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