State House clarifies on boards appointments
State House Director of Communications and Personal Assistant to the president, Sean Kampondeni says its too early for people to judge President Chakwera on issues surrounding women appointment in boards.
Kampondeni was speaking at the fourth weakly press conference at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.
He said Most of the Boards have institutions as members.
“Names are yet to be submitted by the relevant institutions for inclusion in the Boards, to the President for approval. We don’t know the gender of the names whom those relevant institutions will submit to the President for approval.” He said.
He said it is therefore premature to conclude that the Boards appointments do not meet 60:40 the gender requirement.
Kampondeni also refuted allegations that Chakwera has hired more advisors saying the President already made it clearly that he will not be governing this country based on hearsays.
“The president will always rely on facts and advise from his advisors,” said Kampondeni.
He said he has good examples of many countries with many aides even more than 15.
During the presser, Kampondeni also announced the launch of First Lady foundation Shaping the future.
He said the foundation will help to shape the future of our girls and young people.
He said the First Lady Foundation will be launched on 2 October, 2020 at State House.