Malawi’s president, Lazarus Chakwera, has responded to criticism of nepotism against the country’s new government, stressing that he will remove those ministers who are not up to the charges entrusted to them.
Chakwera appointed an executive on Wednesday with 21 ministers and seven deputy ministers, all of whom are members of its Malawi Congress Party (MCP), the United Transformation Movement (UTM) of Vice President Saulos Chilima, and the People’s Party (PP) of former President Joyce Banda , Members of the Tonse Alliance (together).
The executive quickly received criticism for the large number of portfolios, the representation of women, and the presence of relatives of prominent public figures in the country, including a marriage and a few brothers.
“This is checked because they have to get results. They have to work to contribute to this (country) reconstruction process and if they don’t they will be outside (the government),” he said.