Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera on Wednesday appointed new ministers, a statement from his office showed.
The rejigged cabinet came after the old cabinet was dissolved over corruption scandals against several ministers on Monday.
Chakwera said some ministers as well as other public officials had to account for graft accusations made against them, TOS News reported.
“I have dissolved my entire cabinet effective immediately, and all the functions of cabinet revert to my office until I announce a reconfigured cabinet in two days,” Chakwera said in a national address.
The new cabinet comprises Samuel Kawale who was made lands minister, Vera Kamtukule labour minister and Mark Phiri trade and industry minister. Abida Mia was given the water and sanitation portfolio.
Chakwera had been facing increasing rebellion from within the Malawi Congress Party (MCP). Many of its members accuse the party of corruption, nepotism and pushing the country to the brink of an economic crisis.
The Southern African nation is one of the world’s poorest countries, with nearly three-quarters of the population living on less than $2 a day.
Chakwera’s office said more appointments would be made soon.