Chakwera appoints Usi as Malawi’s new Vice President

By Kondanani Chilimunthaka

President Lazarus Chakwera who is known for abiding by the Rule of Law has within the stipulated period of time as per the Constitution of Malawi in section 84 appointed Dr. Michael Bizwick Usi as the country’s Vice President following the death of Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima who until his death on 10th June, 2024 was the country’s Vice President.

According to the Press Release signed by the Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Colleen Zamba, dated 20th June, 2024, the appointment of Dr. Usi is with immediate effect.

Dr Michael Usi

“His Excellency, Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi, in exercise of the powers under section 84 of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi, has appointed Dr. Michael Bizwick Usi as Vice-President of the Republic of Malawi. The appointment is with immediate effect” Reads in part the Press Release.

Born on 16th December, 1968, the Vice-President Designate, Dr. Michael Bizwick Usi served as Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Wildlife before President Chakwera appointed him as Minister of Natural Resources, the position he has served until his ascendancy to the position of the country’s Vice President.

Meanwhile, the swearing-in ceremony of Malawi’s new Vice President will take place on Friday, 21st June 2024 at the Parliament Building from 3 O’Clock in the afternoon.