Following the fresh presidential election, which has seen MCP leader and Tonse Alliance torch bearer Dr
Lazarus Chakwera being elected President,
Parliament now has new leadership positions.
When Parliament reconvened this afternoon, after a
week long recess, Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Gotani Hara announced the new
positions as follows:
Leader of the House – Richard Chimwendo Banda.
Leader of Opposition – Kondwani Nankhumwa
DPP Chief Whip – Symon Vuwa Kaunda
Deputy DPP leader – Bright Msaka
Deputy DPP Chief Whip – Mary Navicha
People’s Party Leader – John Chikalimba
PP Chief Whip – Noah Chimpeni
Deputy Deputy Chief Whip – Ackson Kalaile Banda.
Meanwhile President Chakwera has made only five appointments because they are crucial in the transition of the government.
He says the rest of the cabinet will be released before the inaguration day and the cabinet will consist not more than 30 Ministers, including women.
Chakwera has since urged the newly appointed Ministers to work with the people so as to develop the nation.