As one way of ensuring effectiveness of various Ministries in the country, President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has relocated some Principals Secretaries (PSs).

According to Mutharika, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Tourism and Culture Chimwemwe Banda has been relocated to the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) to replace Paul Chiunguzeni.

Chiunguzeni has been moved to Ministry of Defence where he replaces Justin Saidi who heads to Information, Tourism and Culture to replace Banda.

Confirming the development, Information Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa said the reshuffle is normal.

“This is a normal process, and no reasons are given. The reshuffle is with immediate effect,” said Nankhumwa.

Meanwhile reports indicate government is still maintaining on its pay-roll over 80 PSs against 19 ministries.

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