BLANTYRE, Junior Chamber International Malawi (JCI), an international organization promoting self-awareness among the youth, has a new board that will run the organization in 2018.
The elections, which took place at Old Mutual in Blantyre recently, saw Elizabeth Chirambo taking the mantle of national president. Brian Kasira was elected general secretary while the post of treasure general went to Mayamiko Kankhobwe.
In her acceptance speech, Chirambo said she was humbled and grateful to all members for entrusting her with the position of national president.
She accepted to take up the challenge and continue from where the previous board left.
Chirambo promised to revive dormant projects, one of which is the adoption of the Moyo Ward at Queen Elizabeth hospital that accommodates children with malnutrition.
Before the elections, some local chapters and their members were awarded for their achievements.
Mntheto Hara, Annabel Namaromba and Tavi Shava were recognized as pioneers while Brian Kasira received the award of the most outstanding new member.
Escort Chinula emerged as the most dedicated member, while the outstanding local president went to James Matoga.
The newly elected president Chirambo was recognized as the long serving member while the award for overall achiever went Senator Doreen Chimaliro.
Junior Chamber International Malawi is a non-profit organization affiliated to Junior Chamber International, a worldwide community of young active citizens between ages 18-40 who share the belief that in order to create lasting positive change starts within a person.
So far, the grouping has nearly 300,000 members in more than 120 countries.
The organization started its operations in Malawi in 1972 but got disaffiliated from the mother body Junior Chamber International in 2007 due to non-payment of affiliation fees.
Currently, Malawi has three chapters namely Blantyre-Zomba, Lilongwe and Mzuzu.
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA