Namarika Fired As Health Secretary

The newly elected President of the Republic of Malawi, Reverend Dr Lazarus Chakwera has fired Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Health Dr. Dan Namarika.

Fired Health PS Dr Namarika (Centre)

The president Dr. Chakwera made the announcement on Saturday in his special address to the nation delivered from his private residence in Lilongwe.

Chakwera said the new principal secretary and the Minister of Health will be announced next week.

“I will announce a new health minister and principal secretary for the ministry by next week Tuesday,” said Chakwera adding that their core-mandate will be to fight Coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Chakwera has since described covid-19 situation in the country as worse compared to three months ago when the country was Covid-19 free.

He then appealed to members of the general public to follow all the Covid-19 preventive measures set by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organizations.

Meanwhile, the country has a total number of 1498 confirmed cases including 19 deaths and 317 recoveries.

5 Responses to "Namarika Fired As Health Secretary"

  1. Chikafu   July 4, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Mwavomerano pano, kuti COVID-19 is real? Si inu mmakana just 3weeks ago, kuti Corona virus kulibe, boma.likuopa chisankho. Hmmm! Mulungu akudalitseni, adalitsenso Malawi.

  2. tapiwa m. mkungula   July 4, 2020 at 11:16 am

    So who has made nCov worse? What if we had followed the set measures by the then government and this just fired ps? Are you kidding? Is now nCov real? People in ndirande sided with you and took apm as a coward who was scared of polls and they even stoned him. They wrecked havoc in limbe defying all odds demonstrating against local down in full support of kenyatta and chilima who was remote controlling hrdc dogs. Here you are now scolding us to take apm’s calls seriously, what a disappointment? Apm avoided mega rallies which partly contributed to his down fall all in the name of combating this deadly virus while your camp was busy telling people to stand tall and hag. My advice is, this will be a tough battle to fight because those who voted for you hoping that covid will vanish soon after you ascend into power will oppose vehemently.

  3. John Phiri   July 4, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    @Tapiwa you are wrong. All political leaders acknowledged that there is COVID-19. That there is no COVID-19 was said on two platforms. First was to put off APM who was planning to postpone the election and continue ruling this country. Secondly, APM was importing huge cases of COVID-19 from South Africa and releasing them when they arrived in Malawi. This is the main reason the cases have skyrocketed locally.

  4. utmcp   July 4, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    John you are very wrong. Do you really know how this virus spread? What measures were applied world over to mitigate this covid? Who released those chinese nationals from quarantine? If you said apm imported the virus, those malawians who were suffering in south africa when they reached here were they not tested and quarantined? Who was telling people to ignore nCov presence in malawi and advised people to hug each other? Was it apm? This led to healthy personnels beaten in ndirande when they went to bury a covid victim because people took seriously mcp and utm allegations that apm was lying and he just want to embazzle donor funds in the name of combating covid. Who told the malawians that there is no one who died of covid at njamba? Who ignored the calls of not politicizing the virus? @john you can see now that you are the one who is lost. Those political rallies have contributed alot and this is a fact. Or is this another lie to lobby for more donor funds? If apm was scared of polls how come his government funded them when the donors shun it?

  5. Janine Newton   July 5, 2020 at 1:57 am


    I just wanted to reach out and let you know about our Online Fast Track 4 Week Certified and Accredited Trade School. If you are interested in becoming a Trained and Certified HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical or Solar Technician feel free to check us out at:

    “We look forward to your success!”


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.