..as Patricia Kaliati gets a Honorary Doctorate degree
The United States based International Royal Academy for the United Nations has awarded President Peter Mutharika with an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Philosophy for his dedication, commitment and distinct service to the Malawi nation through his leadership.
Mutharika has also been given a Leadership Award from the RK Kapur Foundation of India.
Presenting the two awards in Lilongwe, Deputy Executive Director of the African University of Guidance, Counseling and Youth Development Centre Dr Jacqueline Chazema said the president has been recognized because of his zeal and commitment to fighting poverty and for the good leadership that he has demonstrated.
“We have recognised the achievements of President Mutharika on his efforts to improve lives of Malawians,” said Chazema.
Apart from Mutharika, the institution has also awarded Minister of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development Patricia Kaliati an Honorary Doctorate degree of Philosophy for her outstanding devotion to public service.
Speaking to the press after being given the Honorary Degree, Kaliati thanked the institution for recognising her.
“I thank God for this award, this award is not mine but all people who made me to reach this far like President Mutharika, family and people of Mulanje among others who chose me to represent them,” said Kaliati.
A week ago, the African leadership award in New York from the African Leadership Magazine Group, recognised the Malawi leader as ‘one of Africa’s most distinguished thought leaders and champions of the masses’.