“His Excellency President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi, has in pursuant to section 133(a) of the Constitution appointed Rosemary Kumitsonyo-Kanyuka to the position of Law Commissioner,” reads Muhara’s statement in part.
Until her appointment, Kanyuka was serving as Director at Reserve Bank of Malawi a position she has been holding since August this year.
In an interview with a local newspaper on Wednesday, Kanyuka expressed excitement over the appointment.
She said: I feel honoured. I have just been taken by surprise, so I don’t have much to say. But I will do my best in the job.”
Kanyuka served as Director of Public Prosecution from 2010 to 2012 before she was appointed deputy ambassador to Japan from 2012 to January this year. She also owns a legal firm called Lilley, Wills and Company.
President Mutharika has become the first President in recent history to appoint many women into strategic decision-making positions.
Apart from Kanyuka as the Law Commissioner, other top positions being held by women in the country include; Solicitor General & PS for Justice-Gertrude Hiwa; PS for Lands-Janet Banda; SC; Clerk of Parliament-Fiona Kalemba; MEC Chair-Dr Jane Ansah; Office of the Ombudsman-Martha Chizuma-Mwangonde; Registrar of the Supreme & High Courts-Agness Patemba; Executive Director of Competition Commission-Wezi Malonda; Vice Chancellor of MUST-Prof Address Malata. Malata is the first ever and only Chancellor of a public university in Malawi.