Thoko Banda failed to convince Malawi Parley on Begium-EU diplomatic post

Thoko Banda, son to former cabinet minister Aleke Banda, is not going to Belgium as earlier announced due to his unsatisficatory qualifications and performance during the interviews by the Public Appointments Committee (PAC) of Malawi Parliament.

Thoko Banda: Malawi diplomat to Zimbabwe

Thoko Banda: Malawi diplomat to Zimbabwe

Banda, the newly-appointed Malawi’s envoy to Zimbabwe who initially appeared on the lists  of diplomatic appointments made in August this year failed to convince PAC panel for the initial Belgium-European Union post.

According to a report in The Daily Times, citing unnamed source privy to appointment proceeding, said that PAC recommended that due to the quality of his qualifications and performance during interview, Banda could only be considered for the diplomatic posts in either Zimbabwe or Zamba.

The source claimed that what President Peter Mutharika had done is line with the recommendations as his “qualification and his performance during the interview were not satisfactory for such a big office as Belgium-EU office”.

“It was recommended that he be sent to some country within the Southern Africa Development Community,” said the source.

PAC chairperson Lingson Belekanyama declined to comment on the matter.

But the Chief Secretary to the Government George Mkondiwa said the appointing authority has the prerogative to determine where to post an individual depending on “exigencies of service”.

Mkondiwa further said when PAC sends recommendations to the appointing authority, the authority has powers to scrutinise those recommendations and then decide where to place an individual.

“After looking at his qualities,, the President thought Mr Banda could fit well in Zimbabwe,” said Mkondiwa.

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35 thoughts on “Thoko Banda failed to convince Malawi Parley on Begium-EU diplomatic post”

  1. Thyolo says:

    He was hoping APM would pay for his ticket to Brussels where he would again seek asylum as he does with every country he has been posted to. Not this time Buddy!!!

  2. Kkkkkkkkkk article iyi yandipeza nyatwa!

  3. womenslib says:

    This dude has made people tired at every diplomatic post he has been in. The way he treated the mother of his child is a disgrace and not befitting of the representative of this country overseas….even Zimbabwe.

  4. Malawianmom says:

    PEOPLE PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM FAMILY BUSINESS. HIS MOM KNOWS WELL WHO HIS FATHER IS FROM. HOW MANY WOMAN DID ALEKA BANDA HAD?

    WE ARE BORN SMART, PAPERS JUST SUPPORT WHAT EVER WE HAVE. LOOK AT JB.PEOPLE TOLKED OF HER NOT HAVING EDUCATION. BINGU SAW SOMETHIG ON HER, AND MADE HER INTO SECOND IN COMMAND. LOOK WHAT SHE IS DOING WHEN SHE IS LEFT ALONE TO DO WHAT HER MIND LET HER DO.

    APM SEES SOMETHING IN HIM TO SEND HIM TO ZIMBABWE OR ZAMBIA. SO EVERYONE PLEASE BACK OFF.

    MERIT IS GOOD IF YOUR ARE CAPABLE , IF YOU ARE NOT, AND HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO DO SO, AM SURE WE SHOULD ALL BE GIVEN A CHANCE TO DO SO.

    LETS LOVE EACH OTHE,WE HAVE ALLOT ON OUR PLATE RIGHT NOW, LOOK WHAT EDUCATED SO CALLED LAWYERS ARE DOING TO OUR NATION. WE NEED TO PUT ALL OUR ENEGY ON THA,T NOT LITTLE BABY BANDA.

    WE ARE REALLY A SICK NATION.

  5. London says:

    Mr President what Mr Levine is telling you is you need to make financial decisions that make sense! You only need one diplomat for SADCC. Region who is based in SOUTH AFRICA ! You need to cut on wasting donor money. Why do you still want to please Bright Malopa and Thoko Banda!!! Who is paying for all these appointments, moving them to their posts ect etc???

  6. Vokhiwa and mophia, you r really gud citizens of malawi, and u hate nepotism. Thanks keep it up.

  7. john k black says:

    This man is a liar and should not be considered for any diplomatic post: he claimed Ohio State education qualifications which are a lie, and claims to come from Thyolo, while he is from Nkhata Bay. Liars have no place in Malawi’s diplomatic service.

  8. Kent says:

    I guess the President of Malawi has decided to take the risk anyway by ignoring every advice and giving this guy a diplomatic post anyway .He is in for A BIG EMBARRASSMENT. Mr President don’t say you were not warned!!! Keep reading.

  9. Chamba says:

    Thoko Banda is the most difficult person to work with.he is arrogant, self-centered short man I have worked with. Please Mr President don’t send him to Zimbabwe, he will make everyone at the mission miserable. He has a serious napoleonic syndrome. He compensates for his height by binging a bully. If he failed the interview why is still being given a diplomatic post??? That says a lot about this President………… He doesn’t care!

  10. nkhedu says:

    kodi ku zamba ndi dziko litinso limeneli? basi ndikamba naye pitalayu kuti timuposite kumeneku thokoyu.

    1. Kabwiro says:

      Dziko lokhala anamwino okhaokha limatchulidwa Zamba ndikumene kukupita Thoko Banda.

      1. chabwino says:

        he doesnt have a digree but have balls to say Mugabe is an idiot ;Mugabe who have more than 16 digrees for himself and this Banda of yours could not qualify for a over seas diplomatic job shame let him go to Zambia

  11. nkunthamasese says:

    Thoko had failed the test, why do u still cling to him? anthu kulibe that are capable? weed him out!! and choose wina. mumuhonga kuti chiani? ndiye better ku Zimbabweko angopitako Gwaladi hehedeeeeeeee!!

    1. Loving it says:

      Because he is a Mutharika cheerleader!!!!

  12. PHYATANGU says:

    NOW YOU WILL HEAR PAC RECOMMENDING UNUSU MUSSA TO EGYPT

  13. Taelos says:

    Zoona kukhala kunja busy kudya ma pizza basi? Thoko mwana ochititsa manyazi mafupa

  14. KUWILA CHILAMBO says:

    Are perks for diplomats based on the cost of living of the countries and regions they are posted to serve? Chonchobe pita ku Zimbabweko amphwana.

  15. Ada Banda mulije nzeru, pitani ku Nkhata mukaweze mbuna

  16. ANGONI says:

    Kuli bwino kuti azikakusa ngombe
    ngati kwawo ziliko kusiyana kuti
    akatichititse manyazi ku dziko la
    eni.

  17. petrol kali says:

    number 3 ndiwe chisilu thoko si ntumbuka ndi wa ku thyolo ameneyi i thought ananena yekha kuti ndi wakuthyolo? Uli muziko muno koma iwe galu wachabechabe number 3 ndiwe mbuzi kwambiri

  18. 5STARS says:

    DPP chipani cha alomwe a sankho.Thoko akanakhala moya akanapita ku Belgium

  19. Patriot says:

    Ati kwawo ndi ku Thyolo???
    Asaaaaa Thyolo? Bambo ache Aleke ndi aku Thyolo?
    Zakhala bwino, oloanangokhala konkuno palibe bvuto, akalembe MSCE ameneyu, am sure kuti alibe.

  20. Jasper C Mtegha says:

    It is true Malawi is the only country in the world that hates intelligent and hardworking people. It heavily tax hardworkers and reward medeocrity and laziness.
    With all common sense in the world how can one appoint Dausi as head of intelligence. And Kaliati – minister…

  21. Reformed Al-Qaeda says:

    Malawi is the only country in the world that hates intelligent and hardworking people. It heavily tax hardworkers and reward medeocrity and laziness.

  22. Apatu palibe nzeru.Tisanyoze Anzathu achitumbuka tiyeni tiphunzire kulemekezana abale.Ngati ndi nkhani ya Federal Government ndiyo landi lidwa tiyeni tipange zimenezo.

  23. mopia says:

    Thoko paja si wa kumpoto. He said he comes from Thyolo. Let us not blame anzathu aku Nyika Republic. Apa vuto ndi Thoko.

  24. MADA says:

    IS HE A TECHNORAT ??? NANGA MSCE ??? NANGA J CE ??? PSLC NANGA ??? zonse njeeee ???OK HE IS FROM THYOLO !!!

  25. Reformed Al-Qaeda says:

    DPP govt hates intelligent and hardworking people. They heavily tax hardworkers and reward medeocrity and laziness.

  26. Issa Kabudula says:

    As far as diplomacy is concerned, it does not matter of either a person is being deployed in Zimbabwe to be inferior and the one to UK to be very important, for me I see it to be the same and they will be accorded same respect of diplomatic engents. Money if an issue, the Zimbabwe will receive too much due to lack of follow up, unlike the UK/8egium, USA, too much work and media distortion on yr work place every nite due to its status, Banda go work to Zimbabwe in peace and close to mama and yr family business, u lost it when you run away from Ung’ono fame.

  27. namalu says:

    Akumukakamira bwanji Thoko Bandayo ngati ku Malawi anthu ophuzira bwino kulibe – even ku Zimbabweko asapite akatichititsa manyazi. these political appeasements shall continue costing our land

  28. Nyika republic says:

    I thought a tumbuka ndi anzeru? Kubera basi, that’s what these people are good at. If the committee was headed by a tumbuka, they would reported that this man had performed exceptionally well. APM should let this man represent Nyika republic, offend not the zimbabweans.

    1. dongo dongo ku chigwere na ku half london mzuzu says:

      iwe nyika republic #3 stop ur ilogical thinking, ngati iweyo sindiwe mutumbuka it mean u r a lomwe. kudana ndi atumbuka bwanji? ukanakhala opunzila kuposa Thoko mesa bwenzi atakutenga iweyo? chindele chakufikapo, mavi yako, chakawawa iwe wapulika. mumangoziwa kuba basi ndipo ulibe manyazi. look pa cashgate alomwe alipo about 90% chewazi 7% yaos 1% tumbuka 2% sungachite manyazi. alomwe mwasautsa malawi. tikakhala chete mumawona ngati timakuwopani. sitimadya manyi anu mwamva. foseki.

    2. Vyaya says:

      No 3 Thoko anakana pompa yapa pa NT he is not Mtumbuka…do you follow stories here on NT? He clearly said ” I COME FROM THYOLO”. Dont just comment sheet before reflecting!!!

      Anyhow why is APM insisting on sending paperless guy like Banda to Dip. missions? Get anyone so many educated impoverished Malawians out there.

  29. KONDWANI NYASULU says:

    ndiye ku zimbabwe kwasanduka kotaila madeyawa?

  30. Peter Muthanyula says:

    He is not good enough. Give a chance to wee deserving Malawians to take up these positions. Why do politicians always go for trash? Why do they hate bright people?

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