Joyce Banda lands another international appointment

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Success story for Malawi’s ex President never ceases and if this is anything to put much focus on, then Joyce Banda has had a great time out of office.

Fresh reports show that Banda has been appointed as one of the Board Directors of Micronutrient Initiative (MI), a Canadian organization working to eliminate malnutrition.

According to MI, Banda has been appointed alongside Phyllis Costanza, CEO of the UBS Optimus Foundation.

A statment by MI Chair, Strive Masiyiwa both new will appointees bring a wealth of experience in international development, diplomacy, policy development and business to the Board

Joyce Banda

Banda; Getting international recognition.

“Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda was the President of the Republic of Malawi from 2012 to 2014. She was Malawi’s first female president and Africa’s second. Voted as Africa’s most powerful woman by Forbes Magazine for two years running, Dr. Banda is a champion for the rights of women, children, the disabled, and other marginalized groups,” reads the statement.

Costanza is the CEO of the UBS Optimus Foundation. She was Director of Leverage at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. Costanza also worked for 10 years as a management consultant and for three years in the office of New York State Governor Mario Cuomo, advising on policy and politics.

Banda, according to MI will be together with her fellow appointed members on Friday, October 24, 2015 in Washington DC, USA for a first MI Board Meeting.

Despite being highly wanted in Malawi for a feared role she took in the infamous Cashgate scandal, Banda has been enjoyed her stay abroad where she went to just after losing in a disputed poll last year.

In March, she hit headlines again when she delivered a keynote address at the Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W) on the importance of investing in young girls and women in Washington D.C in the United States of America.

She remains outside Malawi despite some incessant reports that Malawi24 has been following that she will be coming back home this month.

And in January this year she was recognized by the CNN index as 2014’s most inspiring woman in politics, before the then Minister of Information Kondwani Nankhumwa, who once claimed she (Banda) killed late Bingu wa Mutharika told international organizations to stop making Banda look a better leader.

According to CNN’s Leading Women special edition, the publication’s readers, partners and reporters voted Joyce Banda among the “most inspiring women worldwide who stood out for their accomplishments this year”.

Joyce Banda was Africa’s second woman president. She was Malawi’s vice president from 2009 but became president following the sudden death of president Bingu wa Mutharika on the 5 April in 2012.

Banda, who was also named Forbes’ Africa’s most powerful woman in 2014, failed to retain the position during the country’s May 20 presidential elections, losing to Bingu’s brother, Peter Mutharika.

However, Banda has maintained that the elections were rigged by the incumbent.

She founded Joyce Banda Foundation which empowers Malawian women and offers free education to some orphans and other vulnerable children in Malawi. She is on position 40 of the Forbes’ World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

 

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  1. kwinaku mumalemba zonyoza winayu koma uku nde mumalemba zoyamikila zokhazokha pamenepa ife anthu wamba tiziti bwanji ndi inu malawi24?

  2. Joyce cnt b a gud woman 2 all malawians , no! nasongole must b dere! if we tok of a president, hi/she must lead & nt rule!….ww had joyce who was leading & malawians chosen 2 b ruled & nw wi r here…the 1s fight against JB i doubt ngat pali wina wakuntundu wanu angazafikire pa iye! if u hate hr, mukanafuna atapanga chan kut akusangalasen? du u fink our nation cud b de wy it is akanakhalapo ndiye,? zinazi, use few seconds to think of kwacha, reforms & ava things- jb al de best….

    • eya u president wa ku Malawi ndiye bola u Director wa international organizations even cash yake eeeeeh ndiponso akulemekezedwa ndi maiko adziko lapansi

  3. JET ija iyoo inde imeneyoyo iwe kkkkkkk hedee koma amaa Petertu akuyenda pansi mulindisambi ,mukuoneka ngati mukuti adzichenjera !!!! We want our BIRD!!!!!!!!b

  4. Nanga osabwela bwanji amabungwe akwiya ati president akuononga ndalama paulendo waku UN KOMA CHONDE OSAIWALA JET YA BRATHER BINGU KOMASO CHITHUMBA CHAMAKWACHA MUNATENGA CHAMPHAWI AKULILAwa MULONGO WANU UJA ANAPITA KUKAKONZA MALO ANU KU PRISON chimwene uja matenda akumaza pasiku lakumutola mkamwa pa court

  5. It’s far you can’t manage accusations on her.leave her enjoy her fruit of labour for Malawi.more appointment are coming.we love you mama.

  6. Some of the comments shows how pathetic you other people’s lives are. JB yekha Ali PA Ntendele mukungovutika nkumamunyoza. Your hate is what probably gives her motivation to keep pushing forward besides ndale zonyasa zopanda phindu nkomwe kumuonetsa ngati the black sheep. Get a life!!

  7. sizikusiyana ndimomwe adpp akuzivela galuyawo yikulamula,nawoso app akamava dzina lajoyce mtila banda akulandila maulemu komaso maappointment akuvakukoma,nanga inu amcp mukamava kuti achakwera akuwafuna kutchetchi komwe analiko mukuvabwanji? Nangodusa sinathyole masamba afuseni awo mulinawowo im free kwinaku ndikudandaulila malawi wangayu

  8. sizikusiyana ndimomwe adpp akuzivela galuyawo yikulamula,nawoso app akamava dzina lajoyce mtila banda akulandila maulemu komaso maappointment akuvakukoma,nanga inu amcp mukamava kuti achakwera akuwafuna kutchetchi komwe analiko mukuvabwanji? Nangodusa sinathyole masamba afuseni awo mulinawowo im free kwinaku ndikudandaulila malawi wangayu

    • Ngati Ulibe chonena ukanangokhala phee! ukunganiza tilimu one party system kut Malawi Yonse tiziyamikila misika ikuyakai ndalama zinabedwa zinja kaya umbuli wa form 2 opanda JCE Iwe ndiuchitsilu unawou ukama commanter mkumati CHAKWERA iweee!!!

  9. A very saccessful foreign trip!How many awards? How many University address! How many AU caucasses and how many UN women address? Uncountable she has made herself so famous .

  10. A very saccessful foreign trip!How many awards? How many University address! How many AU caucasses and how many UN women address? Uncountable she has made herself so famous .

  11. In politics there are no permanent enemies. But political leaders they like jostling each other because of their prides and legal ambiguities. The skills which are in Joyce Banda, cannot be found in Peter Mutharika. While the ones in Peter cannot be found in Joyce Banda. Politics sometimes is not clear.It was Dr Bakili Muluzi who ushered Dr Bingu Wa Mutharika to the Presidential Seat. It was Bingu who worked with Joyce Banda as his Vice President.In this case, both Peter Mutharika and Joyce Banda were working together in the Government of Bingu Wa Mutharika, whilst Muluzi was just put aside in the game. So where is the problem today? If Peter can decide, He can blend his skills with that of Madam Banda to develop Malawi. Why are we fighting? Are we not one nation? Think twice guys in politics?

  12. amayi sazatheka noboby can remove somebody’s blessings ,angakhale atakhala ofoila ndimayibe basi sazasithe,komano thandizani dziko lanu

  13. amayi sazatheka noboby can remove somebody’s blessings ,angakhale atakhala ofoila ndimayibe basi sazasithe,komano thandizani dziko lanu

  14. Congrants 4 that position and quite fit 4 same as the post does not require any higher education chachi kuru bola kukala wa mkazi, woziwa kuphika phara la soya,mteza,nyemba ndi mgayiwa kenako ndikukharaso ndi ka ngo’

  15. Long time ago, or is it now, I found/ find it difficult to believe. What? That a successful person runs away from their home. Like who? I dont have an idea.