Monday, October 5, 2009

Unima graduate made Dowa village headman

In what can be described as rare but encouraging situations in Malawi, a 61-year –old University of Malawi's Polytechnic graduate in electrical engineering, Bristol Chilunjika was on Saturday installed as village headman Isaki in the area of Traditional Authority (T.A) Kayembe in the central region district of Dowa.

Newly installed Village Headman Isaki graduated from the Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi. He later worked with Limbe Leaf Tobacco Company before resigning to take up this job of leading his people as village head.

Speaking during the colourful ceremony held on Saturday, TA Kayembe asked the new village headman to collaborate with all traditional leaders in the area for government to achieve sustainable development.

“As village headman Isaki, work together with all traditional leaders in this area and be dedicated to perform superbly. Support government of the day for development to prevail,” said Chief Kayembe.

She cautioned traditional leaders against the practice of seizing land from people in their area, as this development is counter productive.

Speaking earlier, group village headman Sendeza asked the newly crowned Isaki to respect Chiefs.

Village headman Isaki told reporters after the ceremony that he was short of words on his new status in society, adding that he is yet to experience what it feels to be traditional leader.

“I cannot say any words. I have just been installed as a leader in my village. Give me sometime to experience my work, “he said.

In his initial days before university and secondary school education, the new village headman went to went to Manthimba and Namwili Primary Schools in the Dowa.

“I was then selected to Dedza Secondary School after my primary school education from where I passed to go to the Polytechnic,” he said.

In recent years, Malawi has seen a new calibre of traditional leaders being installed in positions.

Some of these leaders installed include university graduates.




  2. Tom Chiumia

    I do not know who owns malawi digest, but it was not right for you to accuse us at nyasatimes of copy and pasting your articles, we are too big for that. zautsilu basi.

  3. Whether you are big or note we readers noted that you were copying pictures from Malawi Digest, Secondly you have been unfair in your reporting. Too much bias towards one party, one region and one political patron, Bakili Muluzi.

  4. Mr Tom Chiumia,

    Happy to hear from you. I agree with the above observation. Nyasatimes too big? My foot. Remember what you wrote on where Inkosi Ya Makosi Gomani died? You said it was in South Africa. We can google that and have the evidence.

    When Malawi Digest published that he died in Ntcheu, you changed your site as well to reflect the same.

    Instead of promoting yourself, why don't you just improve on the shortfalls other than claiming to be too big.

    As for the Chafukira story, yes, you broke it but you had no picture of Chafukira.

    The following day after Malawi Digest published a picture of Chafukira, without shame you stole the picture and put it on your site up until now.

    If you are asked to prove the source of that picture of Chafukira would you provide? I don't think so.

    Tell your gattter reporters on the ground to also be getting pictures for you.

    If you don't steal and paraphrase Malawi Digest stories, no one will attack you or accuse you of anything.

    Malawi Digest moto!

  5. Digest what's happening? Tikufuna nkhani apa osati za Nyasatimes, diary ya Bakili Muluzi.

  6. Nkhani ziri kuti Malawi Digest. We relay on you. Kodi Chikaonda nchito siinathe? Wabweza MK25 million.

  7. Thom Chiumia,

    Waiwala kuti posachedwapa Cuthbert Mtawali pa Zimbabwe anakutengetsani chigukwa chokuba nkhani yolemba iyeyo inu nkuisindikiza ngati mwalemba ndi inu. So we are not surprised kuti mukumaba ma picture nkumaika pa website yanu without acknowledging where you got them. Check all the civilized websites, they do that koma inu with your thuggery journalism (ya u Young Democrat) hahahahaha shame on Nyasa!!