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Kalua Appointed UN Resident Coordinator for Samoa

A Malawian Themba Kalua has been appointed as United Nations Resident Coordinator for Samoa, this according to a statement released on Monday on the United Nations website. Kalua who resumed his new role effective August 5th, becomes first Malawian in recent history to have moved that high in the UN hierarchy.

Apart from Samoa, he will also be coordinating UN Development operations in three other countries in the Pacific region block including Cooks Islands, Niue and Tokelau.

Before his appointment, kalua has worked for a number of UN organizations including UN Women in South Africa, Kenya, and New York.

He also worked for the UN Environment program, UNDP, and World Food Program WFP.

Kalua 43 says he is humbled with the appointment and has since encouraged Malawians especially the youths not to look down upon themselves but to aim high.

'Am greatly humbled by this appointment, and I promise to serve and represent my country well. Let me also encourage youths, that they should not look down upon themselves, they can achieve more, I did my primary and secondary education in public schools in Malawi, went to a public university, Polytechnic, now (MUBAS). And this should encourage someone that everyone has the potential to achieve more in life," Said Kalua.

Human rights and development advocate Michael Kaiyatsa says Kaluas appointment is a sign that Malawi as a country has something to offer to the world.

"As a country we should be proud of what this son of the soil and many others have achieved. This also tells that as a country we have people that are being competed for at the global level, and that Malawi has something to offer to the world," he said.

Among other roles, UN Resident Coordinators are responsible of leading the UN country team in the development, monitoring and reporting on the UN corporation framework; representing the UN at the highest levels of state and also coordinating UN system-wide support to government.

Currently the UN has 130 resident coordinators worldwide that are servicing 162 countries’ and territories.

Chakwera Implores Malawians to Work Hard

President Lazarus Chakwera has implored Malawians to embrace the culture of hard work for the country to develop, saying doing so would help in fulfilling provisions of the development blueprint, Malawi 2063.

Chirumba Barracks Roadblock Staying Put – Government

Government says it will not remove the checkpoint at Chirumba Barracks in Karonga where some traders have been complaining of mistreatment by soldiers when they transport their goods.

Local NGO to Vaccine 60,000 Pets in Mzimba North & Rumphi

A Mzuzu-based local non-organizational organisation called Center for Community Empowerment Initiative (CCEI) says it will provide anti-rabies vaccine to 60,000 pets like dogs in Rumphi and Mzimba North covering Mzuzu city by December this year.

CHREAA & SALC Pen President Chakwera to Pardon Best MSCE Students

The Centre for Human Rights Education, Assistance and Advice (CHREAA) and Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) have jointly written President Lazarus Chakwera to pardon two prisoners who have been selected to pursue various education careers with the country's public universities.

Likoma Ward Councilor Warns Parents Against Child Labour

Vice Council Chairperson for Likoma District Council Ernest Gulu has warned of unspecified action against parents who will subject their children to child Labour during the school holiday.

Nkhata Bay Wins K60 million in Afikepo Project

The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has rewarded Nkhata Bay with K 60 million after being declared as the best-performing nutrition coordinating structure in 10 districts where Afikepo programme which is aimed at increasing and diversifying dietary intake at a household level is being implemented.

Malawi to Host 2023 IVETA TEVET Conference

The Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training Authority says over 50 countries are expected to participate in International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) world conference slated for Lilongwe this November.

Authorities in Mzimba Calls for Increased Awareness to SafeGuard Children Against Online Abuse

Mzimba South district social welfare office has urged parents to closely monitor their children's use of cyber spaces to ensure that they are not prone to online abuse.

Stalling of GM Cowpea Trial Depriving Malawi of Economic Benefits

As climate change continues to impact negatively on farming in the country with most traditional cash crops not giving desired results, experts have been suggesting the need to promote other crops as a way of filling the gap.

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