Commander in chief of Citizen for transformation movement Timothy Mtambo has said he is happy and ready to serve in the government. He said this after rumours started circulating on social media that he has turned down the offer. Mtambo was picked to be in the newly unveiled cabinet by President Lazarus Chakwera to be Minister of Civic Education and National Unity.
Speaking to 247Malawi News of Thursday morning Mtambo said he is looking forward to serve Malawians in his new role “For the sake of nation good I am accepting this role. This role will give a better platform to continue the struggle that I have fought for many years, issues of human rights, freedom and national unity are very important for Malawi at this time”
President Chakwera announced his 31 member cabinet yesterday. Mtambo also took time to thank Malawians for their support and believes Tonse government will be a listening government.
“We have talked about servant leadership and this is what we will deliver, I would like to thank President Chakwera for putting faith in me and including me in his cabinet. This position is not mine only, it is for all Malawians and I am ready to serve” added Mtambo
Mtambo a human rights activist turned politician was at the forefront of demonstrations that called for removal of former Malawi electoral commission chairperson Jane Ansah. He then, formed a political movement back in April called Citizens for transformation Movement (CFT). It was the platform of this movement that he travelled all over the country campaigning after he endorsed the candidacy of President Chakwera and Dr Chilima.
At the age of 36 Mtambo is the youngest member of the cabinet