President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has dissolved his 20 member cabinet 6 days before the much awaited May 21 tripartite election.

The dissolution of the cabinet is with effect from May 15, 2019, according to the statement from the office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) signed by Lloyd Muhara made available to faceofmalawi reporter.

“His Excellency the President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by Section 95 (2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi, has dissolved the Cabinet with effect from Friday May 15 2019.

“Following the dissolution of Cabinet and until the appointment of new Cabinet, all Ministerial powers, functions and responsibilities shall vest in and be exercised by His Excellency the President. Therefore, all queries or matters should be directed to the Office of the President and Cabinet,” reads in part the statement.

Malawi will hold its second tripartite election on Tuesday next week.

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