New VP Michael Usi vows to work closely with president Lazarus Chakwera in developing Malawi

By Chisomo Phiri

The newly sworn-in Vice President, Dr.Michael Usi has vowed to work closely with President Dr.Lazarus Chakwera’s office to drive progress across all areas of development in the country.

Speaking when he was sworn-in at Parliament Building in Lilongwe on Friday, Dr. Usi emphasised the importance of prioritising the needs of ordinary Malawians to build a better country for all.

He also expressed confidence in President Chakwera’s leadership, highlighting his exemplary conduct during the late Vice President Saulos Chilima’s funeral.

Dr Michael Usi

Usi added that serving as Vice President  comes with personal sacrifices.

“Some people may think that, by virtue of being Vice  President, I will be enjoying, truth is, there is no joy in any of this, as it is a sacrifice on my personal life for service to the Malawian people.”

“As Vice President, I no longer have to think about myself and family, but I have to be like a Grandfather who constantly thinks about the needs of his children and grandchildren, that is a service,”said Usi.

The new Vice President also expressed gratitude to the late Chilima for first believing in him and making him his running mate in the 2019 presidential elections.

To keep chilima’s legacy and vision alive,Usi committed to work to the best of his abilities for the success of the country.

President Chakwera appointed Usi as new Vice President of Malawi on Thursday June 21,2024.

He succeeds late Chilima who died in a plane crash on  June 10, 2024.

Previously, Usi served as the Minister of Natural Resorces and Climate Change.