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President Bingu wa Mutharika sacks all 42 Ministers

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    mambomengi JF-Expert Member

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    BLANTYRE, Aug 20 – Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has sacked his 42 member cabinet and taken over all portfolios weeks after deadly anti-government riots killed 19 people.
    “The president is now in charge of all portfolios until further notice,” said a statement signed by office of the president and cabinet secretary Bright Msaka on the announcement late Friday.
    No reason was given for the sacking of the cabinet which Mutharika appointed in 2009 soon after his re-election.
    Mutharika is under fire over chronic fuel and foreign exchange shortages and is also accused of infringing democratic freedoms in the impoverished southern African country.
    Demands for a smaller cabinet were included in a petition handed to authorities by activists on July 20 when deadly riots erupted after police moved to put down demonstrations criticising Mutharika’s governance.
    The country is also targeting a “zero-deficit budget” unveiled this year in which recurrent expenses like government salaries are set to be paid out of local resources.
    Worsening donor ties and a spat with former colonial power Britain triggered twin expulsions of envoys, followed by London’s cutting of direct aid last month over concerns over economic management and governance.
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in June said its programme with Malawi was off-track as the government had failed to review a $79.4-million (55.2-million euros) credit facility meant to cushion the chronic foreign exchange shortages.
    Since the riots, the central bank has devalued the local kwacha currency, which the government had resisted despite the IMF arguing it was over-valued.
    Government representatives and civil society leaders have also held United Nations mediated talks and agreed this week that an opposition vigil should be allowed to go ahead within four weeks.
    Vigils set for this week were called off after Mutharika loyalists obtained a court injunction
     
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    [COLOR=#666666 !important][FONT=Verdana !important]Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has fired all his cabinet ministers by dissolving his cabinet.

    State broadcaster MBC reported on Friday evening that Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) has directed that all former minsters must return government assets entrusted to them due to the portfolio, “His Excellency the President Ngwazi Professor Bingu wa Mutharika has dissolved the cabinet with effect from today,” the radio reported quoting OPC statement, “All ministerial duties revert to the Office of the President and Cabinet.”

    Reasons for dissolving the cabinet have not been disclosed.

    The positions not dissolved are that of the President and Vice President held by Vice President held by Joyce Banda. They are constitutional and elected posts.

    Economic experts have been urging Mutharika to trim his bloated cabinet to meet government’s fiscal deficit target.

    The dissolved cabinet had 41 ministers including their deputies, and was costing the tax payer a monthly wage bill of over K15 million.

    Economic watchdog, Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN), says it is prudent for Wa Mutharika to have a lean cabinet in the wake of 2011/2012 zero-deficit budget.

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    Tired of African politics. Ok, let's see the impact and its consequenses
     
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    Too late....
     
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    Will this please the activits who seems to gain momentum!

    We agree desprate times require desperate measures but if he is trying to save himself by sacking the cabinet this trick might backfire as it was for Ben Ali and Mubarak!

    Hopefully it not too little too late!
     
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    JK what are you waiting for, 'fuata nyayo', this is the right time.
     
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    He has proven faiure let him retire too for other Malawians to lead the country!
     
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    Hata mubaraka alipitia vipindi vigumu hivi
     
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    Tanzania Tunasubiria nini? Malawi people big up, Watanzania tutabaki kulaumu tu bila action
     
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    Mawaziri chini ya 41 itakuwa bora kwa sababu zao ila ameitika wito sio bb riz kang'ang'ania
     
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    Hapa naona kuna mawili.
    1. labda anataka kuanzisha utawala wa ki-imla(au kama ule paul kagame) kwa maslahi ya taifa. ua
    2. Inaweza ikawa ndio anazidi kutengeza maadui zaidi(si unajua baadhi ya mawaziri ambao watakuwa dessolved wanaweze kuwa na mitandao mikubwa ambayo inaweza kumuangusha raisi madarakani!.)
     
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    I support you our president must fire all the cabinet
     
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    huko ni kutapata tuu,marais wa syria,tunisia,bahrain,misri,libya na yemen walifanya hivyo lakini nguvu ya umma ikawaondoa!TANZANIA TUNASUBIRI NINI?
     
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    Umeona eeh??
     
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    Baba LIZIWANI fuata nyayo
     
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    JK afate nyayo,ka vipi na yeye ajitoe kwenye kiti hicho kama ana uzalendo wa kweli.
     
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    Hivi yuko nchi gani kwa sasa kwa ajili ya ziara?
     
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    Ila nao walizidi khaa kaanchi kenyewe ata 15mil hawafiki mawazili 41
     
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    Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has dissolved his bloated cabinet. State broadcaster MBC reported on Friday evening that Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) has directed that all former minsters must return government assets entrusted to them due to the portfolio.

    “His Excellency the President Ngwazi Professor Bingu wa Mutharika has dissolved the cabinet with effect from today,” the radio reported quoting OPC statement. “All ministerial duties revert to the Office of the President and Cabinet.”

    Reasons for dissolving the cabinet have not been disclosed.

    Economic experts have been urging Mutharika to trim his bloated cabinet to meet government’s fiscal deficit target. The dissolved cabinet had 41 ministers including their deputies, and was costing the tax payer a monthly wage bill of over K15 million. Economic watchdog, Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN), says it is prudent for Wa Mutharika to have a lean cabinet in the wake of 2011/2012 zero-deficit budget.

    Malawi cabinet dissolved | Malawi news, Malawi - NyasaTimes breaking online news source from Malawi
     
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