Joyce Banda  honours Kaliati as Malawi champion for women’s rights

Former president Joyce Banda has decorated minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati as champion for women’ rights.

Kaliati gets accolade from Banda

Kaliati poses with former president Banda and other prominent women after getting the honour

The accolade has come at a time when the government is fighting gender-based violence as the country is witnessing increased cases of rape and defilement.

Banda, herself a global member of the Women Leaders Network, has honoured Kaliati and decorated saying because of her outstanding and remarkable role in speaking for the voiceless.

Speaking during the event on uesdayin Lilongwe, Banda said Kaliati, who just defended her PhD thesis ,last week deserves to be recognised as an outstanding woman who has stood the test of times and proved beyond reasonable doubt that she is no ordinary person in as far as fighting for women’s rights and speaking on behalf of the voiceless is concerned.

“I want to speak about one champion, a patriot, a mother, a wife and a noble character. This person is one Patricia Kaliati, an accomplished politician, someone who fights for rights of women.

“She speaks on behalf of the voiceless. This time, I was so happy to learn that she has ably defended her PhD thesis and this is the best time for us to honour her, we are proud of her,” said Banda.

Kaliati hailed the gesture by the former Malawi leader and members of the African Women Leaders Network Malawi chapter.

She said the accolade will go along way in encouraging more women to be active and participate fully in any meaningful development of the country.

“I am so honoured and humbled, I will thank your Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda all my life, I owe you a lot. You have demonstrated characters of a true mother and a leader, we have learnt a lot from you, we learn a lot from you today and we will continue learning more from you. God should always bless you and give you a long life,” said Kaliati.

Kaliati dedicated the honour to all women in Malawi and pledged to continue with her hardworking spirit in the interest of women, children and the vulnerable.

Meanwhile, the former Malawi leader  also took the opportunity to congratulate Dr. Amany Asfour Chairperson for Africa Vision for Trade and Consultancy of Egypt who has just been elected Chairperson for the African Union Business Council, first woman to hold that position.

She said the election of Dr. Asfour will create a conducive environment for African women, Malawian women in particular to engage more profitable businesses and contribute to social-economic transformation of their respective countries.

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Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
5 months ago

Kodi ma thesis amenewa amalembedwa nthawi yanji

Tati
Tati
5 months ago

She never wrote a thesis, I know a guy who wrote for her, I once accompanied him to meet her at Parliament

Mzakwacha Nixon's
Mzakwacha Nixon's
5 months ago

Congratulations Patricia K,
Keep it up.You are second from her Excellency JB…
I wish you well 24/7.
Yes,other talk stupid about you,forgive them,they have brainless heads.The more the talk shit of you the more educated you became….Dr.Patricia Akweni Kaliat miss Nkando&miss UTM
I like you and please advise/help Dr.Chakwera/Chilima reasonably.. we want a clean CORRUPT free Boma.
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CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
5 months ago

Kaliati is the darling of the voiceless. Every ministry that this lady has headed is kept on the tenterhooks. She was in the North where kupimbira is a cultural norm amongst their people a ride into bizarre early marriage she exposed it while sangria was killing the future of the youth at Kande in Nkhata Bay South her stern remarks weren’t ignored as she suspended the lodge business. The only hour she pawned her head to treason when she rejected the constitutional path for our nation to follow at the death of Bingu by engaging in typical cabal rituals. Now… Read more »

Alice
5 months ago

Thank you my president for your love. You ve shown the world that you are a truly Woman of God, full of forgiveness. In you there is no jealous or envy.
Well done honorable Kaliati for your hardwork. Keep it up and congrats for defending your phD.

Bauleni
Bauleni
5 months ago

Zitsilu ziwiri. Mabi okhaokha.

Khekhi
Khekhi
5 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni

Amene asali mabi ndani? Amako?

phiri
5 months ago

THERE ARE NO PERMANENT ENIMIES INPOLITICS, MMENE AMAWANYOZERA A JB A KALIYATI? THAT IS VERY GOOD, TIMANGOPHANA MA SAPOTA KUNJA KUNO BASI, KOMA AKALIYATI, YOUARE LOSING WEIGHT, GO FOR MEDICAL CHECK UP

Dudley
Dudley
5 months ago

ndale ndi nyasi. is it not IN who had Kaliati arrested a few years ago

nyarugwe
nyarugwe
5 months ago
Reply to  Dudley

She was not arrested by JB but the law

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