Malawi engineers body elect Mtumbuka as president

Airtel Malawi IT director Dr Matthews Mtumbuka has been elected  president of the Malawi Institution of Engineers (MIE)  during their annual general meeting  held in Mangochi.

Mtumbuka was ushered into office on Friday replacing Dr Ignacio Ngoma who has been heading the  engineers’ body for the past two years.

The 33-year-old Mtumbuka said his priorities will be to grow the association’s membership base currently seen at around 300 despite the over 2 000 engineering professionals that have graduated from engineering schools such as the Malawi Polytechnic.

He also said he will prioritise “maintaining the association’s brand building programme in addition to implementing MIE’s plan to build offices in Lilongwe.”

Dr Mathews Mtumbuka: New MIE president

Also elected at the 8th Engineers Annual Conference, were Blantyre Water Board’s chief executive officer Andrew Thawe and Mera director of technical services Welton Saiwa as first and second vice-presidents, respectively.

Shaibu Mludi, a senior electrical engineer at Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority  was elected honorary secretary while Mkaka Civil Engineering Contractors managing director Newton Kambala ascended to the position of honorary treasurer.

Ngoma was also ushered in the executive committee as immediate past president.

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