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President Chakwera appoints Kent Mphepo as new State House Director of Communications

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Kampondeni announced on Monday during the quarterly State House briefing that he is leaving the office after serving for nearly three years, but did not state reasons for his resignation.

But according to a communique by Anthony Kasunda, Presidential Press Secretary, Kampondeni has been removed from the post by President Chakwera.

“The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi, has removed Mr. Sean Kampondeni as State House Director of Communications and appointed Mr. Kent Mphepo as his replacement,” reads part of the communique.

The statement further states that Kampondeni will continue to work as Chakwera’s Executive Assistant and speechwriter in the office of President and will be assigned other duties going forward.

Mphepo, the new State House Director of Communications

“Mr. Mphepo, a Social and Behaviour Change Communications expert, replaces Mr. Kampondeni, who will continue to work as His Excellency’s Executive Assistant and Speechwriter in the office of the President and will be assigned other duties therein going forward,” reads the communique.

Before his appointment, Mphepo who is also a governance commentator worked as an Executive Director for the Story Workshop Educational Trust.

Mphepo also once served as a board member for the National Initiative Civic Education (NICE) Public Trust.


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