Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) has said the body of its board chairperson late Alissa Makawa,will be laid to rest on Wednesday, at HHI Cemetery in Blantyre.
Makawa, who was also a known hotelier and long time businessperson, died on Monday morning at Blantyre Adventist Hospital after a short illness.
A statement from Macra says Makawa’s remains will be collected from College of Medicine (CoM) Mortuary at noon on Tuesday, and will be taken to her residence in Namiwawa, Blantyre.
“ Macra will sorely miss her humility, professional determination, commitment, generosity and enormous contribution to the development of the communications sector in Malawi in her stay as board chairperson,” reads the statement in part.
The late Makawa studied hotel management at the Malawi Institute of Tourism (MIT). She also did some hotel management training in Switzerland.
She worked for Malawi Hotels and Kamuzu College of Nursing in the catering department before going full time into family businesses founded by her late father, Alexander John Ashan.
She managed Boadzulu Holiday Resorts in Mangochi in the past and some of the her businesses include Kambiri Lodge in Salima and Shire Highlands Hotel in Limbe, under the Alexander Hotels brand.
The late Makawa from Matapira Village, Traditional Authority Mazengera in Lilongwe is survived by a son, John and daughter, Eda.