President Dr Lazarus Chakwera on Thursday made some new appointments into ranks and file of Malawi Police services.
The Malawi leader has appointment Violet Magwaya, Mrs. Babra Mchenga Tsiga and Rhoda Manjolo all as new commissioners.
The Malawi Leader has also appointed Happy Mkandawire, as Deputy Inspector General of Police Grade C , and Casper Chalera as Deputy Commissioner Operations.
According to the statement, the President has also appointed Emmanuel Soko, Ackis Muwanga and Noel Mlowoka as new commissioners of Police.
Since Chakwera resumed office as president he has managed to balance women appointments to that of men.
Currently Secretary to the Office of President and Cabinet is woman in the name of Colleen Zamba.
Recently , one of the country’s renowned gender activists, Emma Kaliya, commended President Lazarus Chakwera for appointing women in key decision making positions.
Kaliya gave the example of Zamba as the new Secretary to the President and Cabinet replacing Zanga Zanga Chikhosi as a milestone to the journey of women empowerment.
Commenting on the matter, Kaliya said this is good news because many women are now in key positions.
According to Kaliya, Chakwera is showing the nation that women can be in key positions as he continues entrusting them with big responsibilities.
She said this is crucial to the development of the country.
Kaliya said it was impressive that women are in key positions at ACB, office of the Ombudsman, Malawi Law Society, Parliament, Financial Intelligence Authority and in Cabinet.
Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC)
Executive Secretary, Habiba Osman
also commended President Lazarus Chakwera for the recent appointment of four women in top government positions.
Osman singled out appointment of Ms Collen Zamba as Secretary to the President and Cabinet and previously appointed Dr. Jean Piriminta as Director for the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA), Ms Lingalireni Mihowa Board chair for
the National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) and Ms Rachael Mijiga as Chief Executive Officer of Malawi Gaming Board.
MHRC asked the appointed women to uphold ethical conducts as they discharge their duties.