Her Excellency the State President Dr. Joyce Banda has made the following appointments with immediate effect:
1.Mrs. Hawa O. Ndilowe : Chief Secretary to theGovernment;
2.Mr. Willie W. Samute : Deputy Chief Secretary to the Government
3.Mr. Joseph Iron : Director General, National Intelligence Director
4.Gen M. Chiziko : National Security Advisor
Mr. Willie Samute will now be responsible for both the Public Service and Cabinet Services.