President Lazarus Chakwera has appointed Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) chief executive officer Chancellor Kaferapanjira as his chief economic adviser and picked three others for other posts.
Presidential spokesperson Sean Kampondeni confirmed the appointments yesterday, saying they were with immediate effect.
He said: “The President also appointed Dr. Samson Lembani as his chief adviser on public policy and governance. Lembani is a democracy and governance expert with 15 years of democracy, governance and research experience who has high level networking with diplomats, among others.”
Kampondeni said Chakwera has also appointed Collen Zamba, an experienced economic adviser with history in international affairs, policy analysis, poverty reduction, international development and public policy, among others, as his chief adviser on Sustainable Development Goals and international relations.
In addition, the President has appointed Chris Chaima Banda, a development economist and long-serving British Civil Service technocrat, as his chief adviser on strategy and manifesto implementation.
The appointments come barely a day after Chakwera said he would also be appointing new boards of parastatals within the next 40 days as part of completing the nine-party Tonse Alliance-led administration transition process.
According to Chakwera, in a report on his 30th day in office posted on his Facebook page, he has also met with other Tonse Alliance leaders who have reaffirmed their commitment to be servant leaders in uplifting the country.
Said Chakwera: “I am happy to report that although we each lead unique political entities; we remain unanimous and resolute in our commitment to not allow parochial interests to derail our collective national agenda.”
In addition, Chakwera also said his administration has now focused on nation building in line with the Tonse Alliance campaign promises.