Malawi President His Excellency Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika has approved that Judge Jane Ansah be retained as the country’s Attorney General for a second time.
Malawi Digest sources have confirmed that the first female Attorney General in the country has been given another three-year contract in the job.
Judge Ansah, confirmed herself in an interview with Malawi Digest on Sunday night that she was given another lease of life as the country’s top attorney.
“I can only confirm that I have been given another term, that’s all I can say for now,” she said.
A senior official in the Office of President and Cabinet also confirmed to Malawi Digest that Ansah had her contract renewed for another term last week.
“The renew follows her letter requesting the State President to have her time extended after the previous one expired in July,” said the source who did not want his name mentioned as he had not sought clearance from the Chief Secretary Bright Msaka.
As Attorney General in Malawi, Jane Ansah’s role is to play advisory role to the Malawi Government on all legal issues.
Jane Ansah, a lawyer by profession worked in the government as a lawyer in the State Advocate Chambers before she excelled further to become Judge.
She was appointed a High Court in 1997 before President Bingu wa Mutharika appointed her as the country’s Attorney General in 2006-Malawi Digest.