Malawian President Arthur Peter Mutharika has been recognised for “exceptional leadership” and for impacting lives positively by the African Leadership Magazine Group , Nyasa Times can exclusively disclose.
African Leadership Magazine is published by African Leadership (UK) Limited and focuses on bringing the best of Africa to a global audience, telling the African story from an African perspective; while evolving solutions to peculiar challenges being faced by the continent today.
The Magazine is both digital and print.
According to the CEO and Publisher, Dr. Ken Giami the editorial and international board of advisors of the publication selected and unanimously agreed to honour and confer President Mutharika with the African Leadership Award and Medal of Honour for Development.
Mutharika is also to be inducted into the African Leadership Hall of Fame at the same event.
According to Giami the group’s decision to honor Mutharika shall take palace on the 22nd of September 2016 at St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan New York.
Some of the notable personalities that have also been conferred with this honor include, Dr. Mo Ibrahim founder of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Leadership, former President of Ghana John Kufour, former President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, former Nigerian President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan nd US Congressman Gregory Meeks among others.
The Africa Leadership Award honor will be Mutharika’s second with three months. The University of Addis Ababa in July 2016 also honored President Mutharika with an Honorary Degree of Human Letters (Honoris Causa) for his outstanding contribution to academics globally.
Before joining politics and later becoming leader of Malawi 2014, Mutharika who is a Charles Negal Professor of Comparative Law, worked as a Professor of Law at several universities including at Washington University in the USA for many years.