Malawi’s National Aids Commission board appointed

Malawi President Mrs Joyce Banda has appointed a new board of trustees for the National Aids Commission (NAC).

In the new board announced by the Office of President and Cabinet in the administrative capital, Lilongwe, President Banda has appointed Ms Mara Kumbweza Banda as NAC chairperson replacing Emeritus Bishop Dr Benard Malango who has since been appointed as Commissioner in the Malawi Electoral Commission.

Other members of the board include; the current Chief Executive Officer for MASM Sydney Chikoti, George Mankwangwala, Mzuzu University’s Professor Joseph Uta, reverend Getrude Kapuma of the Blantyre Synod and Senior Chief Malemia who real name is Lameck Msamange has found his way into the board as well.

Chikoti: In the NAC board

Chief Malemia served in the previous board under Bishop Malango.

According to a statement ex-officio members of the board include; the Secretary to the Treasury, Secretary of Health, Secretary for Nutrition, HIV and Aids and Secretary for Local Government and Rural Development.

Administrative changes

President Banda is Malawi’s first ever female president. She is Africa’s second ever female president after Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia. She has been making a lot of administrative changes since she took over power on 7th April this year following the death of President Bingu Wa Mutharika two days earlier.

In most of the administrative changes that President Banda has made since ascending to the presidency, the Malawi leader has been hailed for putting the right people in right places unlike the previous administration where there was a misallocation of human resource resulting in maladministration in many government departments, ministries and agencies.

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