Former Chief Secretary to government George Mkondiwa, who was recently demoted to the position of High Commissioner to India, has played down his demotion, saying he cool with that.
Mkondiwa, who will now be Malawi top civil servant in India and will find himself in a position where as an ambassador he will be answerable to the chief secretary, Lloyd Muhara who was his deputy.
He will replace Dr. Isaac Munlo who has been recalled from India and will be Chief Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Corporation.
In a bid to play down the demotion, Mkondiwa said: “Life is a journey where levels can change any time.”
He told Times Radio: “I am happy to go to India. India is a very nice place (he will enjoy the Indian cuisine that uses the whole palette of flavours—spicy, sour, sweet, and hot all at the same time).”
Mkondiwa said his demotion is “normal” in labour sense.
He was due to retirement in November 2015 after he attained government mandatory retirement age of 60 years.
But his appointment as High Commissioner will have to be approved by Parliament’s Public Appointments Committee.