Football player Israel ‘Mashego’ Masiyano is now Students Union of Chancellor College (SUCC) president following elections which took place at the campus on Friday.
Masiyano, who plays for Chanco FC as a striker, replaces outgoing SUCC president Patrick Phiri and eventually went on to win the elections by beating four other contestants in the race.
He will be deputized by Chimwemwe Chidambe.
Masiyano won with 748 votes whose voting process started as early as 6 am and finished at around 6 pm on the same day.
In an interview with Nyasa Times, the new SUCC president expressed gratitude to the voters for entrusting him in the capacity.
“I am thanking all the students from the great Chirunga campus for taking my manifesto seriously to an extent that they trusted me with their vote.
“Recently, Chanco has been rocked with different problems e.g. the loan scheme (SACCO) and the hyper increase of the tuition fees, malfunction of the Malswitch services, and students registration.As such, the student body agreed through the ballot that I should lead them in the struggle of bringing sanity in the college corridors,” he said.
Wanangwa Kalua is the union’s speaker whereas Charles Nkhalamba is his deputy.
The post of general secretary went to Ackim Kantambe and will be assisted by Faith Themba as vice-general secretary.
Other posts are as follows: Chigwechokha Msusa (treasurer), Patricia Malekano (vice-treasurer), Adam Benesi (sports director), Agnes Chanje (director of women affairs), Christopher Kaunde (entertainment), Collins Banda (catering).
Committee members are Lukia Emment, Joe Kanjere, Naphtali Chilenga, Henry Magombo and Bonface Ndawala, among others whereas the University of Malawi Students Union (UMSU) representatives are Chisomo Nyemba, Steve Kumvenji, Innocent Zidana and Mkombe Dadirai.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :