Chilima’s spokesperson awarded PR professional of the year by Public Relations Society of Malawi

Vice President Salous Chilima’s press officer Pililani Phiri has been awarded as  Public Relations Professional of the year by Public Relations Society of Malawi (PRSM).

Pilirani Phiri (r) receiving the award from Thom Khanje

The award was announced on Friday night February 26, 2021 during a virtual conference and general meeting of the PRSM which also ushered in new office bearers for the society.

Phiri has been honoured due to his splendid and consistent public relations efforts around the Vice President.

Chilima has emerged as a darling among many Malawians since he left  the former governing Democratica Progressive Party (DPP) and formed UTM Party  which dazzled Malawians with outstanding public relations and marketing campaign  strategies and messages during both the 2019 elections and the June 23, 2020 fresh  elections.

Confirming the development, Phiri said he accepts the award with humility.

“So humbled tonight to have been awarded as Public Relations Professional of the year by the Public Relations Society of Malawi (PRSM)” he said, adding; “I accept the award with humility. Roughly paraphrasing the PR Excellence theory, PR always works and ticks with organizations or bosses that value and respect it.”

This was apparently to the cordial work relation that is visibly seen between the Vice President and his PR manager.

Phiri, who before joining the Veep office was editor at the award winning Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) and host of the popular Tiuzeni Zoona talkshow, has received over 12 awards as a journalist.

In 2006 he scooped the investigative journalist of the year award before clinching the John Manyarara (sadc) investigative journalist of the year in 2007.

Phiri also won several awards including two for his talk show Tiuzeni Zoona between 2008 and 2014.

In 2018 Phiri left for London to study for an MA in Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminsiter where he graduated with a Merit. Apparently to demonstrate the cordial relationship with his boss, Phiri was not replaced until he returned and continued working with Chilima outside the government.

During the conference, retired National Bank Of Malawi Public Relations Offocer Anna Magola was also honoured as an honorary fellow for the society.

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Mzakwacha Nixon's
Mzakwacha Nixon's
1 month ago

Phiri P,
Congratulations !! We need alot from you to remind the UTM President&Vice President of Malawi to fullfill all the promises he&Dr.Chakwera said during their campaign.

Pilirani,if we are to respect you,try to advice MG2&not just nod your head to all he says.
Malawians of today,they got eyes,mouth…..they freely talk&see respectively.
Once again,CONGRATULATIONS !!.

DURBAN,
KWAZULU NATAL.
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zikunka nabeba kwa masharubu
zikunka nabeba kwa masharubu
1 month ago

Komatu ma Public Relation officers ndima Publicity Secretary anzake akudabwa kuti amamuvotera ndindani? Ife tangoti zanu mukudziwana m’mene m’machitira kubungwe lanu koma mukazatifunsa audience tizakutchulirani achina James Kadadzera ndi Sangwani Mwafulirwa. Koma poti ndizandale, baphanani

Mastala
Mastala
1 month ago

Zimayamba chonchi kenaka kusanduka Chisale kapena Ben phiri. Ti mbava toyipitsitsa. This guy is busy propping up his name, kugula tima awards tachabechabe, kumalambetsa ti article tosadzwika cholingana choti atiphimbe mmaso. Azitibela tikuwona. Moyo wa u galu umenewu.

Last edited 1 month ago by Mastala
Khekhi
Khekhi
1 month ago
Reply to  Mastala

Not everyone is evil. And not everyone is good. Let’s not be people that always think the worst of other people.

John Deree
John Deree
1 month ago

Congratulations

Marcopolo
Marcopolo
1 month ago

Koma award iyiyi mwati wapanga chani kwenikweni choposa anzake?

Zio ine
Zio ine
1 month ago

I dont know much of this dude. If he was good at relating with the public he should have told us why chilima went into hiding for three months. He should tell us why he is not locking up real criminals as he promised. He should have told us why we are still paying for water and electricity connection. He should tell us why licence and passport still have expiry dates and why we are still paying high fees. He should tell us why corruption is still rampant at customs road traffic and police and judiciary.

Chakwera
Chakwera
1 month ago

A darling among many hahahahaha

Kudya katatu patsiku
Kudya katatu patsiku
1 month ago

Kaya

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