Chikaonda no more: Malawi top economist died in US hospital

Top Malawian economist Dr Matthews Chikaonda has died at  a  California hospital in  United States of America fter a long illness.

Chikaonda: Dies

Family spokesperson Hyacinta Chikaonda has confirmed learning about the “devastating” news but said they will provide a statement on the funeral programme later.

His wife Violet, said she will remember Chikaonda as a “principled man” who loved his family and  offered himself to “serve” the country with sense of patriotism.

Chikaonda is a former group chief executive officer at the dual-listed conglomerate Press Corporation Limited (PCL) and also worked as governor of Reserve Bank of Malawi.

But prior to that he served as deputy governor of  the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) from August 1994.

In January 1995, he was appointed RBM Governor and served in the post until March 2000 when he was appointed Minister of Finance and Economic Planning under the Bakili Muluzi administration.

He is famous for his 10-point plan during his tenure as minister.

Chikaonda is known for his witty insights.

He was born in August 1954.

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Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Ntookuuzani. Inali molecule multiplier njondayi. Eh.
Siimaumila khusatu. Timaplofeshino azimai simaumila kukaona pomwlela mwwendo. Ma pilisiwa amafika pogwa pa nthaka yogugatu at times.
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Apumbwa
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Apumbwa

Anamalira akhalapo ambiri ndithu malinga ndi Ntchito za a bambowo!😭😭😭

Maliseche
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Maliseche

La 40 lawo lakeana!

Wakwithu
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Wakwithu

Following all comments by so called saints am shocked. However, let me ask you a simple question “if he was your relative would you make such useless comments” secondly the Dead can not write or answer you then why wasting your time. My bible tells me to stop judging i hope by the end of this day you will ask for forgiveness to God. Lastly the same bible tells me that even a sinner with sins like blood God can clean then to Crystal white. You may respond but know that the future is now in your hands as for… Read more »

Nia Hoi
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Nia Hoi

Equally shocked. People are so mean! God help us!

Maseko
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Maseko

May his soul rest in eternal peace. He was a great man and the pride of the nation

Chemjambe
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Chemjambe

May ur SRIP Mr Chikaonda, who are we to judge our fellow human ? Whatever happens nobody is perfect and only God has the power to judge……..
Everybody will go with two sides to their name, the bad side and the good one…..according to different people who know them.
Again MHSRIP!!!!!!!

Aka
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Aka

Che’mbwana Nkolokosa, I have a question: Was there not any other good way of entitling your article? The phrasing …………..’Is No More……..’ sounds sheepish. It is true that it depicts death. However, it sounds somewhat queer to the ears. Of course when one celebrates over something, it is fine like the way it was understood in the novel, ‘Things Fall A Part’ by Chinua Achebe where it said, …..’have you heard, Abame is no more’. I am not English, but some idioms etc sound difficult to the ear. It is like saying…….so and so has kicked a bucket, meaning the… Read more »

Aka
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Aka

I did no know the man but the sentiments coming speak a different story altogether! It seems some Malawians are still going through pain over what happened!

Gwede
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Gwede

He died anyway, in 2018. Kudzikundikira chuma nkuchisiya. Za dziko lapansi zachabechabe

Professor Dr. Silvester Tubantunganya
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Professor Dr. Silvester Tubantunganya

This guy has to go. During his reign as Group CEO of Press Corporation, the conglomerate closed a lot of its subsidiaries because of his ineptude, indecisiveness , lack of strategic foresightedness, and kuba kwambiri….

Ntchito koma kukwata kwabasi……..Callister wachindidwa heavy ndi akulu amenewa….from there achimunthu NaBanda aku Nkhotakota kumakakwataso Callister yu……MAlemu Daniel Phiri kukachindaso momo. Lucius Banda wakubA certificate ya MSCE kukakodzeraso mwa Callister yu…….koma nde kupakana pakana ma strains a virus…….Ntchito ilipo yosayamba

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