Government has not renewed chief executive officer of Tobacco Control
Commission (TCC) Bruce Munthali’s contract, which expired in August this year.
Minister of Information, Tourism and Civic Education, who is also government spokesperson Jappie Mhango, confirmed that Capital Hill did not renew Munthali’s contract.
Mhango said government felt that Munthali had done his part and it was time others were given a chance to run the commission.
“Munthali was on month-to-month as his contract expired some time back after serving the commission for two terms,” he said.
The minister did not disclose who has replaced Munthali, but well-placed sources said yesterday that Albert Changaya, who is director of Tea Research Foundation of Central Africa (TRFCA), was being considered for the job.
Changaya joined TRFCA in 2011 after serving as head of research services at Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (Aret).
In an interview on Sunday, Munthali said his contract expired in August and was maintained on a month-to-month basis as they were hunting for someone else.
“Government has decided to take someone on board as my contract expired in August. I take this as a positive development,” he said.