Malawi: President Fires Agriculture Minister And Deputy
The Malawi’s President, Mr Lazarus Chakwera has fired Agriculture Minister Lobin Lowe and deputy Madalitso Kambauwa Wirima over what he termed incompetence and gross negligence. President Chakwera made the announcement in a televised address on the Tuesday evening. The agriculture ministry is accused of botching
the implementation of a programme in which Malawian rural farmers are provided with subsidised fertiliser and farm inputs. Mr Lobin Lowe has not commented on the accusations. The president has since appointed Sam Kawale, formerly the lands minister, to replace Mr Lowe. The president said more changes in his cabinet would be coming in due course.