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Malawi cabinet profile – President Chakwera’s first cabinet

Profiles of Malawi’s cabinet ministers appointed by President Lazarus Chakwera on 8 July 2020 after he won the June 23 election with 58.5% of the vote.

Malawi cabinet statistics

  • 31 members (11 female & 20 male)
  • 23 ministers & 8 deputy ministers
  • 11 female members (4 ministers & 7 deputy ministers)
  • The labour and health ministers are brother and sister
  • The information minister is the sister-in-law of the deputy agriculture minister.
  • The transport minister & the deputy minister for lands are husband & wife
Full nameMinisterial portifolioGenderPolitical party affiliationAgeHighest Qualification 
Lazarus ChakweraDefense MaleMCP President
Saulos ChilimaEconomic Planning & Development & Public Sector Reforms MaleUTM President
Nancy TemboForestry & Natural ResourcesFemale
Lobin LoweAgricultureMaleMCP
Felix MlusuFinanceMaleNico Holdings MD
Agnes NyalonjeEducationFemaleUTM
Michael Bizwick UsiTourism, Culture and WildlifeMaleUTM VP
Patricia Annie KaliatiCommunity Development and Social WelfareFemaleUTM Secretary General
Eisenhower Nduwa MkakaForeign AffairsMaleMCP Secretary General
Richard Chimwendo BandaHomeland SecurityMaleMCP Youth Director
Titus MvaloJusticeMaleMCP legal Advsor
Khumbize Kandodo ChipondaHealthFemaleMCPKamuzu family
Kenny Edward KandodoLabourMaleKamuzu family
Mohammed Sidik MiaTransport and Public WorksMaleMCP vice president for the SouthMia family
Roy Akajuwe Kachale-BandaIndustry MaleJoyce Banda's son
Lingson BelekanyamaLocal GovernmentMaleMCP
Kezzie Kasambala MsukwaLandsMaleMCP
Sosten Alfred GwengweTradeMaleMCP
Ulemu MsungamaYouth and SportsMaleMCP
Timothy Pagonachi MtamboCivic Education and National UnityMaleIndependentformer Human Rights Defenders Coalition chairperson
Rashid Abdul GaffarMiningMaleIndependentMine owner & key UTM financier
Newton KambalaEnergyMaleUTMCivil Engineer
Gospel KazakoInformationMaleIndependentOwns Zodia Radio
Abida Sidik MiaDeputy Minister of LandsFemaleMCPMia family
Jean Muonaowauza SendezaDeputy Minister of DefenceFemale
Agnes Nkusa NkhomaDeputy Minister of AgricultureFemale
Nancy Chaola MdookoDeputy Minister of Transport and Public WorksFemale
Chrissie Kamanga Kalamula KanyashoDeputy Minister of HealthFemaleUTM
Madalitso Wirima KambauwaDeputy Minister of EducationFemaleMCP
Halima Alima DaudDeputy Minister of Local GovernmentFemale
Vera KamtukuleDeputy Minister of LabourFemaleHead of the Malawi-Scotland partnership
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