Her Excellency Mrs. Joyce Banda is the New President of Malawi PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:19

Her Excellency Mrs. Joyce Banda is the New President of Malawi

Her Excellency Mrs. Joyce Banda was sworn in on 8th April, 2012 as the President of the Republic of Malawi following the death of His Excellency Ngwazi Professor Bingu wa Mutharika on 5th April, 2012. The swearing in ceremony was presided over by Chief Justice Mr. Lovemore Munlo and was held at the National Assembly in Lilongwe.

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Her Excellency Mrs. Banda, 61, becomes Malawi’s and Southern Africa's first female Head of State and second in Africa.

Before becoming the State President, Her Excellency Mrs. Banda served as the Vice President of the Republic of Malawi and Foreign Minister amongst other ministerial portfolios. She has a long and distinguished career in women's empowerment programmes and also established Joyce Banda Foundation whose aim was to advance education for girls. She has also received numerous Awards and was voted as a 3rd most powerful woman in Africa by Forbes Africa.

She is married to Honourable Richard Banda, Retired Chief Justice of Malawi and Swaziland.

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