Members of a non political grouping of Malawians living in and around midlands in England – Malawi Association Midlands (MAM) -during a general assembly elected in office new leadership.
Malawian nationals elected Manchester based s olicitor at Crown & Law Solicitors, Boniface Chimpango as the chairperson, Pastor Rose Nkhwazi was voted as the vice chairlady taking over from Selemani Chitulu and Arthur Mvula respectively. Chitulu and Mvula did not contest.
The event which was held at the Youth Club in Nottingham was attended by Malawians from across England.
In an interview with Nyasa Timesafter his election into the association’s hierarchy top spot, Chimpango called upon Malawians in the region to strongly collaborate with the new executive committee, which he said would enable them to fully achieve the association’s objectives.
He pledged work “ diligently with undivided commitment.”
Chimpango said he would love to see “Malawians in this part of the country of England live as one people.”
Rowland Mahata, who was previously vice secretary, was elevated to the position of secretary and Ralph M’bwana who was secretary was voted in to deputise Mahata.
The general assembly also elected Nyasa Times journalist and The Nation newspaper columnist Peter Makossah as the association’s publicist.
Musandide Chinguwo was elected as treasure while Constance Moyo was voted in as deputy. George Mlanga was polled in as director of entertainment and Margaret Maleta as head of the welfare committee with Jacinta Mlanga as head of Women and children affairs committee.
The outgoing committee headed by Chitulu, made a presentation about their term of office, urging the new committee to continue with the good work in order to take association to another level.
Mam which is the oldest and biggest Malawian association in the UK whose members come from areas such as Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester, Huddersfield, Stoke on Trent, Derby and Mansfield promotes economic, social and cultural values for Malawians in the United Kingdom.
The newly voted Mam welfare committee chair, Maleta pledged her commitment and promised to help in strengthening the association’s common welfares of the Malawian people in both good and bad times.
“We will ensure that we bring Malawian families together and live as one people and therefore I would urge all Malawians to join the association so that together we can put our association on a drive. As Malawians, we need to stick together in times of joy as well as in times of tribulation,” said Maleta who is a nurse by profession.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :