Replaces Chinthu Phiri who has retired from the civil service upon reaching mandatory retirement age
The Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) has a new Commissioner for Disaster Management Affairs, with effect from 25th July, 2018.
53 year-old Ernest Kantchentche has replaced Clement Chinthu Phiri who has retired having reached the civil service mandatory retirement age.
Kantchentche, who holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Maastricht/ESAMI, comes with 29 years of work experience to DoDMA, a Malawi Government Agency responsible for coordinating and directing the implementation of disaster risk management programmes.
The new commissioner, who worked as Clerk to the Cabinet in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) between December 2012 and June 2015, was previously seconded to the SADC Secretariat as Head of the Civilian Component of the SADC Standby Force Planning Element from July, 2015 to May 2018 before being posted to DoDMA.
He has also served as the second and first secretary (political) at the Malawi High Commission in South Africa and the Malawi Embassy in Egypt, respectively.
He joined the civil service as an administrative officer in the Department of Media Services in the OPC in 1989 after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College.
Kantchentche also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Diplomatic Studies from the Oxford University