President Mutharika made the changes to the Cabinet in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by Section 94 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi, effective April 7 2016.
According to a press release signed by Chief Secretary to Government, George Mkondiwa, Kaliati has replaced Jappie Mhango who is now the Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security.
Dr George Chaponda, who was at the Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has been hired as Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, replacing Dr Allan Chiyembekeza, who has been dropped.
Jean Kalirani is now heading the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare where Kaliati headed.
Francis Kasaila has been moved to Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation from Transport and Public Works now under Maliseni Ndau, who was the Deputy Minister of Defence.
The Malawi leader has maintained Goodall Gondwe as the Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Henry Mussa Minister of Labour and Manpower Development and Kondwani Nankhumwa as Minister of Local Government and Rural Development.
Following is the full list of the new Cabinet;
President of the Republic of Malawi and Minister of Defence:
His Excellency Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika
Vice President of the Republic of Malawi:
Right Honourable Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima
Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development:
Honourable Goodall Gondwe
Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development:
Honourable Dr. George Chaponda, M.P.
Minister of Labour and Manpower Development:
Honourable Henry Mussa, M.P.
Minister of Information and Civic Education:
Honourable Patricia Kaliati, M.P.
Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare:
Honourable Dr. Jean Kalilani, M.P.
Minister of Local Government and Rural Development:
Honourable Kondwani Nankhumwa, M.P.
Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development:
Honourable Atupele Muluzi, M.P.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation:
Honourable Francis Kasaila, M.P.
11. Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism:
Honourable Joseph Mwanamvekha, M.P.
12. Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining:
Honourable Bright Msaka, SC
13. Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs:
Honourable Samuel Tembenu, SC
14. Minister of Education, Science and Technology:
Honourable Dr Emmanuel Fabiano, M.P.
15. Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security:
Honourable Jappie Mhango, M.P.
16. Minister of Sports and Culture:
Honourable Grace Obama Chiumia, M.P.
17. Minister of Health:
Honourable Dr Peter Kumpalume, M.P.
18. Minister of Transport and Public Works:
Honourable Malison Ndau, M.P.
19. Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology:
Honourable Vincent Ghambi, M.P.
20. Deputy Minister of Defence:
Honourable Agrey Masi, M.P.