Malawi has a new Vice President

Her Excellence Madam Joyce Banda yesterday 11 April 2012 appointed Hon. Khumbo Kachali, a vice president of her People’s Party (PP) as the country’s vice president and he will be sworn in on Friday 13 April.

Khumbo Kachali (right) with Madam Joyce Banda

In a statement released by Chief Secretary to Government Bright Msaka, the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) said Hon. Kachali’s appointment was with immediate effect from yesterday.

According to the “fact file” of the Nation of 12 April 2012, Kachali was born in 1966 and attended Phwezi Boys Secondary School in Rumphi.

He holds a diploma in project management from the University of Cambridge and a Master’s of Science degree in Strategic Management (2011) from the University of Derby of the United Kingdom through the Malawi Institute of Management.

Before he joined politics, he served as second vice-president of the Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

Both Joyce Banda and Kachali were expelled from the then ruling party Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for allegedly forming parallel structures against now the then president Dr. Bingu Wa Mutharika.

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