Malawi media giant Times Group appoints new Editor-in-Chief

Malawi media giant Times Group has appointed former Nation Publications Limited editor George Kasakula as Editor-in-Chief.

George Kasakula - Editor-In-Chief

George Kasakula – Editor-In-Chief

Times Group boss Leonard Chikadya:  Announces new Editor-In-Chief

Times Group boss Leonard Chikadya: Announces new Editor-In-Chief

Kasakula crossed the floor recently and took over the Editorship of Times Group flagship newspaper Malawi News apart from helping at the newly launched Times TV.

But Times Group CEO Leonard Chikadya told an internal conference of the media company at Mount Soche that they have appointed Kasakula as new Editor-In-Chief of Times Group which also publishes The Daily Times and Sunday Times.

He will take up his new role to lead the continuing transformation of the media giant spearheded by Chikadya into a multi-platform news and information business.

Kasakula replaces Brian Ligomeka who was Managing Editor and has been given a role of Senior Editor for the Daily Times.

The position of Managing Editor has been abolished and replaced with Editor-In-Chief.

Kasakula has 14 years of experience in the media and holds an MA degree in International Journalism and Communication from Leeds University in the UK apart from a BA degree from Chancellor College.

Chikadya, who is credited for the impressive growth of Times Group, told workers that the company was delighted to hire an editorial heavyweight Kasakula to the key position.

He will bring to the role an impressive combination of editorial judgement and leadership qualities.

Times Group also hired former Nation Editor Gracian Tukula .

Reports from the group say serious radio plans are on the cards.

The former president the late Kamuzu Banda’s empire also runs a courier company Times Courier and a book publishing company Dzuka Publishing.

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30 thoughts on “Malawi media giant Times Group appoints new Editor-in-Chief”

  1. Brian the terrorist in the newsroom, very lazy, plagiarist and likes getting credit on other people’s sweat. Good riddance.

  2. Mwena Malawi Origin says:

    A Kasakula sharpen Malawi into green pasture not those who kept cowardness .

  3. Congratulations ppo!Many of Kamuzu’s achievements still visible and benefiting Malawians todate!Ask those who acquired academic and technical skills from Kamuzu academy and MYP respectively.Osati ma Cashgate tikuwawona makonowa;turning Malawi from a God-fearing into a donor-fearing nation.Shame.

  4. Wakumwera says:

    Olhomwe okavina soopa, ndi mwikho koma ochewa okombera mfiti mmanja, ndigule.

  5. ma hope a chimwemwe banda says:

    So Brian has been demoted? Was he at the press briefing? A kasakula imeneyo ndi BNL ask Vales Machila, he came to replace Ligomeka and was fired without explanation. And Brian was brought back as editor for Sunay Times. As u celebrate be careful, Brian is not out of the game, he will become general manager for BNL

  6. Denkhule says:

    George you had this vision before you joined. Well congratulations boss.

  7. Kenengo says:

    Brian has more than professional problem- He needs to go even away from the Times- He was behind the firing of so many professionals as he always feel threatened by learned people- Chikadya this is a good move, this chap Madalitso Mussa give him a good position there -he is a potential to Malawi journalism so too with Charles Mpaka anyamatawa apatseni maudindo before you lose them

  8. edda mwalweni says:

    Congratulations to you George

  9. ine says:

    Missing my Diary Kasakula please

  10. Yasin Yusuf Sanud says:

    Congrats

  11. Kulibe kantu says:

    Kasakula is more educated than Ligomeka. Bwanji judana ndi sukulu/ Ligomeka does not have a degree? Does he?

  12. Dr. Vxorexalho says:

    congrats a name.

  13. Wovuta says:

    George i miss my diary

  14. John Suzi Makhawa says:

    George Kasakura amaoneka wankhanza okwiya. Even ma comment ake mu news ali too personal. A Chikadya mwati mulembe mwana wa kumudzi eti.

  15. Ngungudya says:

    Paliso zinthu zogwirizana ndi MCP apa kagwere ngati ulibefundo

  16. John Suzi Makhawa says:

    Ligomeka we told you company imeneyo ndi ya a Chewa from Kasungu. All those who went ku dambwe. MCP style ya tsankho.

    1. Mtunga says:

      Chalakwika nchiyani George kupeza ntchito ku Times? MCP ndi Acheea adakudyera oyiya wako? Kukamwa anga kuntumboko, fwetseke.

  17. Ineyo says:

    This is much better. Osati wena waja ayi.

    Professionalism,level headedness, and dynamic are key.

    Congrats bwana George Kasakula.

  18. Ana amuna a mphongo says:

    Brian thought he is more intelligent and wise. I made a comment om an issue of national concern. To my surprise i found a very personal response from Brian in my mail box. Who does he think he is threatening me on my comment. That was childish. He is not supposed to hold such a high offfice.

  19. Mike says:

    CONGRANTS GEORGE!!!!!

  20. ğyu says:

    Nice one chikadya. ligomeka is a useless buffoon

  21. Ana amuna a mphongo says:

    Brian thought he is more wise and intelligent. I commented on an issue of national interest. To my suprise i found a response that was very personal in my mail box. Who does he think he is. Mwamuchita bwino.

  22. anabel mitawa says:

    That’s constructive dismissal unless there are some valid disciplinary grounds for the demotion or unless the demoted voluntarily agreed to be demoted…

  23. BB FAN says:

    Mwachita bwino a Times Brian Ligomeka amaipitsa mbiri yanu amalimbikira za BB komanso nkhani zonse zokhuzana ndi ma scandal a BB amaletsa atolankhani kulemba sitimaziwa kuti mumaona How can the whole Managing Editor akukayendetsa BB akuti amafuna atchuke akaimile u MP ku Chiladzuru Central amva kuwawa ngakhale mwatenga wakwanu Ku Kasungu koma mwachita bwino,George Kasakula ndiodzudza ndiozikonda mumva kuwawa ankhanitola.Brian akapitilize kukayendetsa ndi kuba ndalama za BB

  24. Federalist says:

    Kasakula, sikuti ubwelese ku Times zako zija zokhalira kunyoza any view by a name originating from the north.

  25. condom says:

    Good move. Ligomeka was grossly under qualified

  26. Antundile says:

    So it had to be a chewa from Kasungu.

  27. Koma mbale wanga Brian Ligomeka mwamuchita chiyani? Mupaonetu bwino pamenepa.

  28. Congratulations George, everything has its time, its just a matter of time and God is always in control.

  29. Galu WA galu says:

    Loma kumenekooo!!###

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