Joyce Banda ‘ready’ to serve again, ‘Malawians hold key’: Speaks out on Voice of America

Malawi’s former president Joyce Banda has finally declared that she is ready to bounce back as the country’s Head of State should Malawians ask her to do so.

Joyce Banda and her husbands retired Chief Justice Richard Banda after VOA interview on Straight Talk Africa

Joyce Banda and her husband retired Chief Justice Richard Banda after VOA interview on Straight Talk Africa

Joyce Banda with VOA presenter for Straght Talk Africa Shakka

Joyce Banda with VOA presenter for Straght Talk Africa Shakka

She made the declaration on Voice of America (VOA) Straight Talk Africa programme aired live across the globe on the evening of Wednesday, November 23, 2016 from Washington DC, United States.

The programme was also televised on private media houses Times TV and broadcast on Capital Radio in Malawi.

“At the end of the day, if you are talking about my political life, it is Malawians who will decide.

“If Malawians are saying I should continue; they want me to stand again, I shall go back home and answer that call,” Banda told VOA veteran journalist Shaka Ssali during the hour-long interview.

Banda said she was “willing to serve the people of Malawi”.

She said currently she was working to finish her research on women’s leadership and girls’ education at the Woodrow Wilson Center and Center for Global Development (CGD) in Washington where she is a Distinguished Research Fellow and present and publish the papers.

“My future plans are for me to continue my development work; fight for women’s right and women’s leadership,” Banda said.

Reminiscing about her tenure as Head of State in Malawi and the notable good achievements Malawi registered between 2012 and 2014, former President Banda said she “owed it to Malawians”.

“It’s not me alone; God gave me a good team of men and women; it is Malawians; when you engage them they listen to you.

“What I have discovered is that this is not going to be only about women; yes I made very important appointments of women but I had strong men who worked for me and with me,” she noted.

On the fight against cashgate, the infamous looting of public funds, Banda said as a leader, she fought against the vice with unreserved commitment as exemplified by her declaration on September 7, 2013, upon being alerted of the theft, that she would set up a team to investigate the matter, which later culminated in the arrest of scores of suspects.

“When I heard that some people in my cabinet were being mentioned, I dissolved cabinet to ask them to step aside in order for investigations to take place. That’s what a leader must do; when you are alerted, you allow investigations to take place; you arrest the people (involved). That’s what I did,” she said.

View the whole interview here: http://www.voanews.com/a/3608909.html

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Nambwewe
Guest

No she is vernom to malawi. We have tried her once and we dnt want her back. Thank you. Westill have not sortd out all tat money that went missing when she was in power what gives you the audacity that you can just walk back in Malawi and inflict more pain, more deaths! we are still sturggling with your legacy madam saty away from us!

Imraan Sadick
Guest

Runaway soldier

winston msowoya
Guest
JB your coming is now overdue but,if you are coming to see your beloved ones it is a good notion altogether.If you are coming to rejoin politics,you will meet hard times and mixed receiptions because the way how you left,many Malawians were cought aback and during your stay in self-exile,your globe-trotting filled Malawians with mixed perceptions and the coming of the CASHGATE SCANDLE soon after you had left,certainly confused your supporters and Malawians alike.To be candid with you,if you are coming to rejoin politics,it would be a hard and tough task to lead your almost disorganised Party and to convince… Read more »
Nambewe
Guest

Disaster! would Malawi really allow this woman back into Malawi? cause more damage?

Abeat Minthu
Guest

She will be better than this black junk Peter. U might hate her but DDP has stolen more but because u are hypocrites against a woman u allow the same people keep stealing. She is the one Who reviewed cashgate. She told u to recount the votes. U Malawians will never develope. With her there was electricity, forex. U Deserve the corruption and suffering u are. undergo.

Third Knowles sister
Guest

Heeeheee abiti mtila tazingodyani

santana
Guest

Mayiwa atopa kukhala m’misonkhano ya Bushiri. Asiyeni abwere akamutulutse Kasambara ndi Lutepo.

Muchiwere mu Nyolonyo
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Muchiwere mu Nyolonyo

Which Malawian wants her back? Malawi is suffering today because of cashgate. Unatikwana iwe ndi ana ako…shaaaa! Ubwerenso? Yesa uwone what shaved the guinea fowl.

P.p Boss
Guest

Sorry JB that’s what we. Call madness at its best.
Research on white people cannot work on Blacks. Even those blacks in America are suffering under the whites.
Now Iam glad Hillary Clinton lost this JB would have been difficult to us

MCP die hard supporter
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MCP die hard supporter

Good news mama. Just know that time to call you is gone . Only your party members Wil call you. Don’t think it’s like Kamuzu. That time people were ignorant
Why waiting to be called yo your own country. I thought you are saying that you are coming.Only lunatics will call you. From Airport to Zomba prison to meet Kasambara
Mama you are starving your husband sexually .That is total abuse and inhuman
Chitsilu cha mkazi foolish

tman
Guest

tamulekeni azaimenso,mwina mkuzadya nao ndalama zija.sanatopebe kulira?

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