Muchanga is Permanent Secretary at Cabinet Office in charge of Parliamentary Affairs.
Muchanga is also a former Ambassador to Ethiopia with extra accreditation to the African Union.
However Dr. Austin Sichinga(Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development) was not successful.
Earlier the Summit elected Chad’s Foreign Affairs Minister Faki Mahamat has been elected as African Union Commission Chairperson.
Ghana’s Kwesi Quartry was elected Vice .
Mahamat won with 38 votes against Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Amina Mohamed’s who got 26 votes in the hotly contested elections held on Monday at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The AU Summit has accepted the application and also readmitted Morocco as a member of the African Union