Mwanamvekha joins race for DPP veep post: Malawi ruling party convention gets exciting

Malawi’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will have a fierce contest on position of vice president for southern region where it is now a three horse race as  Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Joseph Mwanamvekha has expressed interest to run for the post.

Mwanamvekha: Expresses interest to contest ad DPP vice president for the south

Mwanamvekha has joined the fray to face  Minister of Local Government and Community Development Kondwani Nankhuwa as he also is challenging the current holder George Chaponda.

Chaponda, former minister of Agriculture is tainted with corruption image and many view him as an excess luggage for the DPP.

On the other hand,  Nankhumwa is deemed not clean either as he has “gosts in his cardboard”  will allegations at Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) and local councils to do with road and building construction.

However, Mwanamvekha joining the race will spice up the contest as he is seen as one of the ethical ministers in the President Peter Mutharika’s cabinet and with a worth of experience working in the corporate world.

He is also perceived as hardworking and results-oriented.

Recently, a telephone conversation purported to be between Cabinet minister Nankhumwa and the party’s secretary general (SG) Gressielder Jeffrey, it was claimed Mwanamveka refuses to bend  corners.

“I want to contest and help His Excellency President Prof Aurther Peter Mutharika to make the party more formidable and win the mandate of Malawians to continue governing beyond 2019,” he said when asked by Nyasa Times to confirm that he is contesting.

He further said “am aware of the challenges ahead but am prepared to meet them head-on. I am determined to get the position and I know it is possible with God’s help”.

Mwanamvekha  experience in government include serving as Secretary to the Treasury during the Bingu wa Mutharika reign, he was previously Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Malawi Savings Bank (MSB).

During his time as CEO for MSB, Mwanamvekha managed to transform the bank into one of the biggest banks on the Malawian market.

He also managed to open several new branches for the bank throughout Malawi, a clear testimony that MSB was doing well in the banking business.

The performance of the Bank reversed years after he left and when the CEO was Messrs Ian Bonongwe, who sold it.

Mwanamvekha has a Master of Arts Degree in Economics that he obtained in 1994.

He also has a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Malawi (1990) majoring in Economics.

Soon after graduating from the University of Malawi’s Chancellor College, Mwanamvekha joined the Reserve Bank of Malawi before moving on for greener pastures at the Finance Corporation of Malawi now Nedbank as Head of Treasury.

In 1998, Mwanamvekha moved on to become General Manager (Operations) at the then newly established Continental Discount House. He was later made the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer in 2002.

Two years later, Mwanamvekha was appointed Chief Executive Officer for the Malawi Savings Bank.

Mwanamvekha has other professional qualifications including an Advanced negotiations Diploma, Harvard University, Boston, USA; Leadership and Management Skills, University of Virginia, Darden, Virginia, USA; Leadership and Management Skills, Mandel Training Centre, Harare, Zimbabwe; Asset and Liability Management, Euro-money; Treasury Management, Citibank; Securities Trading, Intrados Group, Washington, D.C., USA; Advanced Money, Capital Markets and Foreign Exchange Management, Reuters International, Kenya; Computer Programming and Modeling, African Economic Research Consortium, Kenya and International Capital Markets, Egypt among many other professional qualifications.

He is a stable, trusted and one of the oldest NGC member of DPP. He is a hardworker, humble and unassuming.

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Namachende
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Ok

Nancy
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Nancy

The article couldn’t say it any better, he is a hard worker and we need more people like him in this country

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

Ndye vuto la dyera’lo. Muyamba kulumana, kuphana nokhakha MILHAKHO tsono. Kondwani akuti koma ine, Chapondachimanga sakulora akuti a president mungonditsakha, wina akuti ine CV & track record yanga is impeccable.
It’s all GREED, INSATIABLE APPETITE!!! Nyenyanani, lumanani, dyanani nokhanokha. Mumaona ngati zidzathera kuma tribes or ma region ena? Atumbuka/ Achewa/ Asena?
SHAME on MBAVA!!!

grace
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grace

Good move…o hope it works out for him…he’s truly proven to have the interest of the country at heart

Mavuto
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Mavuto

I could vote for Honourable Mwanamvekha, ntchito zawo zikuchitira umboni ndimuthu olimbikira pa ntchito iliyonse, osavera zathu. Let’s vote for someone we can trust and he will do miracles in our country

Mwapwiya
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Mwapwiya

Mwanamvekha Is the best for this position.

OBAMA
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OBAMA

We need people like him for Malawi to develop osati mbava zinazi.

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Paja Amalawi sachedwa kuyiwala.Indepence Celebration Committee yopangidwa Chair ndi akuluwa inaphesa Ana Ku Bingu Stadium.Ati anthu Asalowe mu Stadium mpaka 10 koloko kusungira Malo ma Supporter a DPP. We have better people like Henry Mussa sanyoza munthu.Wakhala akupanga Chair ma National Celebrations koma did not make such silly blunders.We are still waiting. Kodi analamula kuti Mageti atsatsekulidwe ndani?Public Officers must always be held accountable for their decisions/actions if we are to Progress as a nation.

Chakwera chimanga
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Chakwera chimanga

Good team leader…….osati ma educated savages ena awa mbuli za Chuma osavela chisoni amalawi……..mwanaveka yemweyo basi

Peter ngwira
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Peter ngwira

Mwanaveka……game changer even your fellow ministers knw ur a hard worker no wonder a Jeff anati mumangotukula ku dela lanu lokha atengelepo chisanzo people elect us so that we can transform their lives not the other way around……continue the good work in your constituency and elected office of the government

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