Malawi president names Ulemu Chilapondwa to replace Sidik Mia as transport minister

Chilapondwa: replaces Sidik Mia as transport ministerBLANTYRE (AGV)—Malawi president Joyce Banda has appointed deputy Minister of Agriculture Ulemu Chilapondwa as transport minister replacing lower shire political kingpin Sidik Mia who resigned as Minister as well as from the ruling party where he was Vice President for Southern Region.

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Malawi Minister Sidik Mia Resigns from President Joyce Banda’s People’s Party

Sidik Mia Resigns from Joyce Banda's PartyBLATYRE (AGV)–Ruling People’s Party is slowly losing ground ahead of the May 20 tripartite elections as its Vice President for the South, Mohammed Sidik Mia, who was also the Minister of Transport and Public has dumped the party.

Mia, who is strongly linked with a move to opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), made the announcement in Blantyre on Friday.

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