Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati has received the Outstanding African Woman Leadership Award at the ceremony which took place in Mauritius.
Kaliati, who has been recognised by three organisations, among them, World Sustainability Congress (WSC) and Stars of the Industry Group (SIG), told Nyasa Times from Mauritius that she owes the success to Almighty God.
“I am very happy for the award, as you already know that it is always sweeter whenever someone recognises your role in the society,” said Kaliati.
To win the award, the organisations looked at attributes such as leadership and interpersonal skills, charisma, social impact, integrity and ethic, visionary approach, change agent and business achievement.
She hailed the media for highlighting most of her works which has earned her the honour.
Kaliati has scooped this award only few months after scooping an award of excellence for her involvement in the acceleration of gender protocols in the Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) region.
India African organisation tracked Kaliati after their researchers identified her through online and other mode of researching, as a big advocate of gender and general women’s rights.
Chairperson of board of trustees of Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi (Fedoma), Towera Masiku, said the minister deserved the award as she has demonstrated to be a woman of the people.