Ambassador Msosa presents credentials to UN Secretary General
NEW YORK: 4 February, 2013, Malawi’s new Permanent Reprsenative to the United Nations, His Excellency Ambassador Charles P. Msosa today presented his Letters of Credence to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon, at the United Nations headquarters, New York.
Accepting the letters, HE Ban Ki-moon paid homage to Her Excellency the President of the Republic of Malawi, Mrs. Joyce H. Banda for the dynamic leadership she is demonstrating since she became Malawi’s leader in April last year. He said he has high respect for President Banda and the path she that is leading Malawi toward and that he would continue to work with her Government to enhance the already good relations between Malawi and the UN.
The UN envoy said Malawi is a hard working country as evidenced by the four-fold yield at the UN-supported Mwandama project in Zomba district in Southern Malawi.
In his remarks to the UN Secretary-General, His Excellency Ambassador Msosa said he was grateful to Her Excellency the President, Mrs. Joyce Banda for appointing him as Permanent Representative of the Republic of Malawi to the United Nations. He expressed great joy that Malawi is a member of the Commission on the Status of Women as well as Executive Board Member of the Gender Entity women, UN Women. He said he was looking forward to vibrant and fruitful discussions for the benefit of Malawi.
Ambassador Msosa commended the United Nations for establishing the UN Women Malawi Office this past September. He informed the UN Chief that the UN Women would improve addressing issues pertaining to gender equality and empowerment of women as well as attaining the gender-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
He thanked the UNSG for the support his organization continues to give Malawi in other spheres of development and informed him that he would commit himself to serve in his capacity as Permanent Representative to the best of his capabilities.
Ambassador Msosa was accompanied to the ceremony by his wife, Mrs. Mercy Msosa, his son, and the Deputy Permanent Representative, Mrs. Mcheka Chilenje-Nkhoma and Mission diplomatic staff.
Ambassador Msosa arrives in New York
Malawi’s new Permanent Representative to the United Nations, His Excellency Mr. Charles Msosa arrived in New York on Monday, January 29, 2013 to start his tour of duty following his appointment by Her Excellency the President, Mrs. Joyce Banda late last year. Mr. Msosa is expected to present his letters of Credence to the UN Secretary-General Ban ki Moon in the coming few days.
Before his appointment to the Diplomatic service, Ambassador Msosa was Principal Secretary for Administration in the Office of the President and Cabinet.
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She pointed out that protection of vulnerable and the excluded within a decentralised and democratic environment would also fall within the framework.
“My vision, specifically, is to transform Malawi to become one of the fastest growing African economies in the next decade,” she said, adding: “For me, growth is not merely GDP growth, rather it is about wealth and prosperity for all.” (more)
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"I will well and truly perform the functions of the high office of the President of the Republic of Malawi," President Banda said as she recited the oath of office on Saturday, during an inauguration ceremony held at the New Parliament Building in Lilongwe.
Speaking after taking her oath, President Joyce Banda called for calm and unity among Malawians and urged them to reject revenge.
"I want all of us to move into the future with hope and with the spirit of oneness and unity. I hope we shall stand united and I hope that as a God-fearing nation we allow God to come before us, because if we don't do that then we have failed," President Banda said. “I just sincerely hope that there is no room for revenge. I just sincerely hope that we shall stand united." She added.
The smooth inauguration of Malawi’s President Joyce Banda has been hailed as a triumph of democracy, a rare happening in some African countries in recent times.
'This has helped to entrench and cement a democratic culture in the country and is a fresh breath of air on our African continent, where smooth transitions are rare, said the Sunday Times in an editorial titled "Democracy Triumphs in Malawi!"
'Malawi, with a young history of 18 years of democracy, joins African countries such as Zambia and Senegal in West Africa who have recently had peaceful, orderly and smooth transitions.' said the Sunday Times.
The late President, Ngwazi Professor Bingu wa Mutharika was confirmed dead upon arrival at One Milipark Hospital in South Africa on Thursday, April 5, 2012 after suffering a massive heart attack earlier in the day.
Sources: Nyasa Times, Sunday Times