Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mungomo named State House spokesperson

By Lucy Liponda

Malawi President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika has appointed Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) radio presenter Albert Mungomo as State House press officer, Malawi Digest understands.

The appointment of Mungomo is with immediate effect.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Malawi Digest last night soon after an announcement of his appointment was made Mungomo described his new job as a call to duty.

“I feel greatly honoured, privileged that it pleased the State President to appoint me in this capacity, it’s a new call for me to national duty,” said the eloquent Mungomo.

Mungomo, is one of the best announcers at MBC with some juicy sense of humour said that his main task would be to build a close working relationship with the media in Malawi.

With his appointment into State House as Press Officer, a lot of MBC listeners with miss on radio the voice of the man who is popularly known in Malawi as ‘Mr Blantyre’.

He was popular as one of the good presenters for the morning breakfast programme on MBC named, ‘Mwadzuka Bwanji’.

“There must be a good rapport between the State House and almost all media houses in the country,” he said.

On whether he was expecting to be appointed Mutharika’s spokesperson, Mungomo described it as a big surprise.

“I never expected this. It came to me as a shock that the State President decided to give me this pleasant surprise for the New Year by giving me this important job. It’s a great honour for me,” he said.

Albert Mungomo, replaces Mutharika’s longest serving Press Officer Chikumbutso Mtumodzi who is now Director of Information in the Ministry of Information and Civic Education-Malawi Digest.


  1. Nthawi ya malipilo yakwana tsopano... zipatso za nthawi yakampeni mwayamba kukolola...

  2. Iyayi,congrats Mr. Blantyre anagwira ntchito and I think he deserves this! For there is no sweet without sweat.

  3. congrats mr BTS. this is harvesting time. wishing u all the best