Malawi’s Minister of Labour affairs Vera Kamtukule has been named by President Dr Lazarus Chakwera as the country’s new Minister of Tourism taking over from Dr Michael Usi.
In a media release announcing the reshuffle, Secretary to the Cabinet, Coleen Zamba said ‘’In exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 94(1) of the constitution of the republic of malawi, his Excellency the President Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, has appointed a new cabinet as follows: …Hon. Vera Kamtukule – Tourism Minster.”
Vera Kamtukule is a Malawian author, writer, and publisher and was first appointed a minister of Labour on 26th January, 2022.
Hon. Vera Kamtukule is a life and leadership coach; a writer and a keynote and motivational speaker who has dedicated her life to the development of people especially women and girls of all ages across the world. She achieves this by employing unequivocally non-conventional methods which inspire people to draw motivation from deep within themselves in their quest to achieve both large and small goals they never imagined were possible.
Vera is a former Chief Executive Officer for Malawi Scotland Partnership (MaSP) Even though she is not a Member of Parliament yet, Vera was appointed as a Minister of Labour in 2022 after President Dr Lazarus Chakwera dissolved his cabinet. She had served as a Deputy Minister in the same Ministry since 8th July 2020; she is the youngest female member of the cabinet.