By Kondanani Chilimnthaka
Barely weeks after appointing Ms. Colleen Zamba as the Secretary to the office of President and Cabinet, President Lazarus Chakwera has scored another mark on women empowerment following his appointment of Merlyne Yolamu as a new Inspector General of the Malawi Police Service.
Until her appointment, Yolamu was Deputy Inspector General of Police, responsible for administration.
The statement we have seen signed by the Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Colleen Zamba, Yolamu’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the National Assembly as per Constitution.
President Lazarus Chakwera’s appointment of Yolamu comes weeks after firing the former boss for Malawi Police Service, and is in line with Section 154(2) of the Laws of Malawi.
Chakwera has gone on records for championing women empowerment in various positions and sectors.