Malawi great economist Charles Mataya dies after losing battle to pneumonia

One of the great economists of Malawi Dr Charles Mataya died on Monday night at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital in Blantyre.

Dr Charles Mataya: No more

Mataya, a former Principal of Polytechnic College, died after losing a battle to pneumonia.

He held a PhD in agriculture marketing, international trade and development economics from the University of Alberta in Canada.

His long career included boardroom roles Kamuzu Academy where he was board chairperson, a director at Malawi Savings Bank, Chemicals and Marketing and the Malawi Revenue Authority.

Mataya also served as president of Economist Association of Malawi from 2003 to 2008.

He was involved in teaching and research in the University of Malawi for 28 years.

According to his LinkedIn profile, some of his major achievements include the initiation of Strategic Planning at the Polytechnique and at Bunda College of Agriculture.

Economists  described Mataya as a “brilliant leader” and that  people will remember him  for being a great listener with a thoughtful sense of humour.

 

 

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Kanthiti Nzandu
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Very sorrowful news I knew him the time he was estate manager of Chamwabvi Estate No 3 in late 80s may his soul rest in peace

K Shaba
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A very humble and man of great intellect. Surely a soft-spoken academician and practical manager. Rest in peace.

Elias Akuku Towe
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Condolences to the family . May his Soul rest in Peace

Concerned Citizen
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May his soul rest in eternal peace, my former lecturer and home boy.

Victoria
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Condolences to the family.. May His Soul Rest in Peace.

Isaac Kazanga
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MHSRP

mjiba
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RJP comrade

Polyalumuni
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May the soul of our beloved Principal rest in eternal peace

Nginde
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Zapadziko nzachabechabedi. All those honours and certificates will be buried with him. Shhhh. RIP

john
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Nginde, stop acting childish. Will you then go to heaven with your poverty and ignorance?

CHEMBYIYE WA KU THANGUZI
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CHEMBYIYE WA KU THANGUZI

RIP My former lecture in Agricultural Economics at Bunda College in the late 80′. You were indeed a great economist and very humble.

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