Mutharika ‘delighted’ with award from organisation where Tay Grin is ambassador

Former president Peter Mutharika says he is “delighted” to be named as this year’s recipient of the Peace-Accord honorary award where local hip hop artist Tay Grin has been appointed London Summit and Awards ambassador 2020.

President Mutharika: Delighted with the award
Limbani Kalirani also known as Tay Grin lost in parliamentary race
Pauline Long: Summit chairperson

London Political Summit and Awards chairperson Pauline Long said it is a platform aimed at enhancing political enlightenment and democratic emancipation through intellectual discourse and public knowledge sharing from among highly respected political leaders, academics, activists, students and civil society.

The summit expects Mutharika to attend the virtual summit next Tuesday so that they can tap from his “wealth of knowledge and vision “to address socio-economic consequences of globalisation in view of Covid-19 and post-Brexit relations with Africa.

Mutharika has accepted the award and said he is “delighted” with the recognition.

The award recognises African leaders that have promoted peace, democracy and possess high levels of political tolerance.

In his parting shot after losing the June 23 elections, Mutharika urged Malawians to maintain peace and respect the presidency, calling it “the heart and soul of democracy” though people’s will keeps pluralism alive.

However, during his rule, his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth cadets were notorious for violence against political competitors, critics and journalists.

He left tattered legacy of another African leader who tried to retain power after being voted out. His vow to crush his contenders and his critics like a tonne of bricks, a tone reminiscent of his brother Bingu’s eight-year rule, crumbled.

Mutharika’s personal bodyguard Norman Chisale faces a murder charge in the killing of former Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director of corporate affairs Issa Njauju.

During Mutharika’s rule, there  were attacks and killings of persons with albinism in the country.

Tay Grin the London Summit and Awards ambassador 2020.= is also a member of Mutharika’s party. He will represent Malawi and the SADC region.

The one-term immediate past president  Mutharika defeated in the June 23 Fresh Presidential Elections  is an international law professor who became president in 2014 after taking over from Joyce Banda who ascended to the presidency following a constitutional order in the aftermath of the death of Mutharika’s brother, Bingu, in April 2012.

In October 2018, Vice-President Saulos Chilima  snubbed  the London Political Summit as earlier planned and publicised but  went to speak at the Chatham House on Public Service and Accountability.

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Nazia
Nazia
4 days ago

Mmmmmmm komatu let’s us be happy zabwino zikachitikila anzathu. Jealous is a disease

Malawian
Malawian
4 days ago

Malawians too much jealousy, pali nkhani apa?

Peter lichanda
4 days ago

Munthalika deserves it .

Peter lichanda
4 days ago

9

Medson
Medson
5 days ago

Well done adadi anyamata a MYP ave pain ndi boma lopanda chipani

Chechinawa
Chechinawa
4 days ago
Reply to  Medson

Adachokabe pa udindo basi, ngakhale akampatse Award ya uchitsiluyo. Muli panjabe basi, munyerabe magazi

LPS
LPS
5 days ago

London Political Summit Awards Ceremony to be held virtually October 20th between 8:00am – 11:00am VIP Speakers from UK, Malawi, Kenya, Nigeria. APM selected for the Peace Award for not contesting June Vote. September 29th LPS Facebook Posting. Understandable why Vice President Chilima snubbed the event in 2018 to attend Chatham House to meet UK Politians who can directly assist Malawi through aid and investment.

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
5 days ago

Kodi Peace-Accord Honorary Award ndi kanyama kanji? I tried to find out what, precisely, was the award for, but I could not find any stated reason. The “official letter” I’ve seen doesn’t bother to state any reason whatsoever and it could be fake. Anybody in the know out there? Does one get an award for simply accepting to attend a summit?

This could be a ruse to let him slip out of the country. Mbava iyi shouldn’t leave Mangochi except to head for Maula.

Moses Jimmy
Moses Jimmy
5 days ago

Pls remind me. What did Tay Grin do to become the London Summit and Award ambassodor? Who did these apointments or if there was votes, vacancies or bids or how does it work? I mean its huge to represent us and SADC. Charlity starts at home. Ndi ziti zolozeka zomwe anachitilako dziko lathu? The moment i saw his name in my mind i compared him with my 2 or 3 names/persons that could do much better than him. Anyway as i said b4, i dont know how it works. Is he the award ambassodor for the musicians or what? Ijust… Read more »

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
5 days ago

So he is a global figure. I wish he traveled to UK. His contributions will be clear to himself

Namaste
Namaste
6 days ago

Mickey Mouse awards from a Mickey Mouse organisation.

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