Thoko Banda failed to convince Malawi Parley on Begium-EU diplomatic post

Thoko Banda, son to former cabinet minister Aleke Banda, is not going to Belgium as earlier announced due to his unsatisficatory qualifications and performance during the interviews by the Public Appointments Committee (PAC) of Malawi Parliament.

Thoko Banda: Malawi diplomat to Zimbabwe

Thoko Banda: Malawi diplomat to Zimbabwe

Banda, the newly-appointed Malawi’s envoy to Zimbabwe who initially appeared on the lists  of diplomatic appointments made in August this year failed to convince PAC panel for the initial Belgium-European Union post.

According to a report in The Daily Times, citing unnamed source privy to appointment proceeding, said that PAC recommended that due to the quality of his qualifications and performance during interview, Banda could only be considered for the diplomatic posts in either Zimbabwe or Zamba.

The source claimed that what President Peter Mutharika had done is line with the recommendations as his “qualification and his performance during the interview were not satisfactory for such a big office as Belgium-EU office”.

“It was recommended that he be sent to some country within the Southern Africa Development Community,” said the source.

PAC chairperson Lingson Belekanyama declined to comment on the matter.

But the Chief Secretary to the Government George Mkondiwa said the appointing authority has the prerogative to determine where to post an individual depending on “exigencies of service”.

Mkondiwa further said when PAC sends recommendations to the appointing authority, the authority has powers to scrutinise those recommendations and then decide where to place an individual.

“After looking at his qualities,, the President thought Mr Banda could fit well in Zimbabwe,” said Mkondiwa.

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Thyolo
Guest

He was hoping APM would pay for his ticket to Brussels where he would again seek asylum as he does with every country he has been posted to. Not this time Buddy!!!

Imraan Sadick
Guest

Kkkkkkkkkk article iyi yandipeza nyatwa!

womenslib
Guest

This dude has made people tired at every diplomatic post he has been in. The way he treated the mother of his child is a disgrace and not befitting of the representative of this country overseas….even Zimbabwe.

Malawianmom
Guest
PEOPLE PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM FAMILY BUSINESS. HIS MOM KNOWS WELL WHO HIS FATHER IS FROM. HOW MANY WOMAN DID ALEKA BANDA HAD? WE ARE BORN SMART, PAPERS JUST SUPPORT WHAT EVER WE HAVE. LOOK AT JB.PEOPLE TOLKED OF HER NOT HAVING EDUCATION. BINGU SAW SOMETHIG ON HER, AND MADE HER INTO SECOND IN COMMAND. LOOK WHAT SHE IS DOING WHEN SHE IS LEFT ALONE TO DO WHAT HER MIND LET HER DO. APM SEES SOMETHING IN HIM TO SEND HIM TO ZIMBABWE OR ZAMBIA. SO EVERYONE PLEASE BACK OFF. MERIT IS GOOD IF YOUR ARE CAPABLE , IF YOU… Read more »
London
Guest

Mr President what Mr Levine is telling you is you need to make financial decisions that make sense! You only need one diplomat for SADCC. Region who is based in SOUTH AFRICA ! You need to cut on wasting donor money. Why do you still want to please Bright Malopa and Thoko Banda!!! Who is paying for all these appointments, moving them to their posts ect etc???

Doctor waku central
Guest

Vokhiwa and mophia, you r really gud citizens of malawi, and u hate nepotism. Thanks keep it up.

john k black
Guest

This man is a liar and should not be considered for any diplomatic post: he claimed Ohio State education qualifications which are a lie, and claims to come from Thyolo, while he is from Nkhata Bay. Liars have no place in Malawi’s diplomatic service.

Kent
Guest

I guess the President of Malawi has decided to take the risk anyway by ignoring every advice and giving this guy a diplomatic post anyway .He is in for A BIG EMBARRASSMENT. Mr President don’t say you were not warned!!! Keep reading.

Chamba
Guest

Thoko Banda is the most difficult person to work with.he is arrogant, self-centered short man I have worked with. Please Mr President don’t send him to Zimbabwe, he will make everyone at the mission miserable. He has a serious napoleonic syndrome. He compensates for his height by binging a bully. If he failed the interview why is still being given a diplomatic post??? That says a lot about this President………… He doesn’t care!

nkhedu
Guest

kodi ku zamba ndi dziko litinso limeneli? basi ndikamba naye pitalayu kuti timuposite kumeneku thokoyu.

Kabwiro
Guest

Dziko lokhala anamwino okhaokha limatchulidwa Zamba ndikumene kukupita Thoko Banda.

chabwino
Guest

he doesnt have a digree but have balls to say Mugabe is an idiot ;Mugabe who have more than 16 digrees for himself and this Banda of yours could not qualify for a over seas diplomatic job shame let him go to Zambia

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