The Golden Era: Matonga to Lead MISA-Malawi
Golden Matonga, Platform for Investigative Journalism Director of Investigations, has been confirmed as the new chairperson of the Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi Chapter following executive committee elections held yesterday in the three regions of the country.
Matonga, who was competing against Wonder Msiska of Times Group for the chairperson position, got 251 votes from all the three voting centers each in Mzuzu, Lilongwe and Blantyre whereas Msiska got 112 votes.
Chisomo Ngulube is MISA Malawi chapter new vice chairperson after getting 179 votes, defeating three other contestants. Alick Ponje got 92, Joseph Mwale 48 and Blessings Kanache 43.
Nathan Majawa is the new executive member of the media body after getting 140 votes on the position defeating three other contestants. Steven Zimba 128, Cathy Maulidi 92 and Luciano Milala 3.
Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) acting regional elections manager for the Centre Denis Mndala whose commission managed the polls described as free and fair the elections which saw over 80 percent of eligible voters turning up to vote.
Matonga has replaced Tereza Ndanga who has served as chairperson of the chapter for the maximum two consecutive terms of three years each as stipulated in the constitution of the organisation.
According to the secretariat, the New Governing Council will be unveiled officially at the MISA Malawi Awards Gala Dinner at Crossroads Hotel on Saturday, May 6.
“MISA Malawi would like to thank the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) for their professionalism and dedication in managing the elections. The support from MEC has greatly contributed to the credibility and successful conduct of the polls.
“The Chapter would also like to express its gratitude to the monitors, candidates and the membership for the high level of professionalism and maturity shown to ensure the elections were a success,” said MISA-Malawi executive director Aubrey Chikungwa in a statement.