Govt appoints Daud Suleman as new MACRA Director General

Renowned Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) expert Daud Suleman has been appointed Director General of the Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA), Nyasa Times can confirm.

Suleman–Photo by Watipaso Mzungu, Nyasa Times

The Minister of Information Gospel Kazako said in an interview a short while ago that Suleman has been offered the job after undergoing rigorous interview processes.

“Yes, I can confirm to you that Mr. Suleman is our new Director General for MACRA,” said Kazako.

The Information Minister said the government has full confidence that the appointee will deliver according to the expectations of Malawians.

Following the announcement of his appointment, social media enthusiasts took to social networking platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp to express their reactions and views on Suleman’s appointment.

While others heartily congratulated him for what they termed as “deserving appointment”, others felt this was a pure example of political appeasement.

But Kazako dismissed the assertions, stressing that Suleman had been hired after undergoing a competitive process of interviews.

“Let me reiterate that the Tonse Alliance Government, under President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, is not in a business of appeasing anyone based on political considerations. This government doesn’t look at its citizens based on their region of origin, parties they are affiliated to or religions they belong to, but their competence,” said the minister.

Kazako said his ministry looks forward to working with Suleman as he leads MACRA in changing the ICT terrain in Malawi.

Suleman earned himself an ICT celebrity accolade during the Presidential Elections Case where his evidence is believed to have turned the tables in the annulled election of former President Peter Mutharika in the 2019 Tripartite Elections.

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Lego
10 months ago

Congratulation!!!!!!!!!You deserve it only jealous people will be against your appointment.

Mphatso M
Mphatso M
10 months ago

Congratulations Mr. Suleman. You truly are ‘The Pride of Malawi “.

Please continue offering our great nation your exceptional, tireless and consummate service.

Ndakunyadirani.

Mphatso
Mphatso
10 months ago

Congratulations. Your appointment is well timed and deserved. We need more appointees of your calibre.

cairo
cairo
10 months ago

There was a time we heard of MERA that the minimum qualification for the CEO position is a Masters degree, now is it the same with MACRA? If not, why the difference and yet both of them are statutory bodies? Does this guy have a masters, if yes, for me, its fine though with some political pushing. Good luck Daud.

tchadza
tchadza
10 months ago
Reply to  cairo

Does he not have two masters degrees? kkkk

Check on his Linkedin page, it shows he has two masters degrees one with Buckinghamshire New University and the other one with University of Derby!!!

Chunga chunga
Chunga chunga
10 months ago

Thsese are the people we need

Kamchiputu
10 months ago

We are waiting to seek how he is going to deliver. You think MACRA is an institution where people will go to advance political party interests. Tell us what academic qualification this dude has.

Banda
Banda
10 months ago

My understanding Suleman was opening a new bank debit transfer payment service.

Concerned citizen
10 months ago

I thought he was a CEO of a holding company, what happened?

Anderson Mponda
Anderson Mponda
10 months ago

What happened?what are u wondering? We need people like Mr. Suleiman in this stubborn country where people doesn’t know what they want. Bravo Mr. Suleiman, don’t b distracted by criminals disguised themselves as party faithfuls.

Busy
Busy
10 months ago

congratulations Boss. Well deserved.

Malume
Malume
10 months ago

Good move

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