Muana goes to elections
Malawi Union of Academic and Non-fiction Authors (Muana) will on March 4 2023 hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Dedza Mountain View Lodge with top on the agenda being elections.
The current president Ron Muphuwa is seeking re-election and according to him, this will be his last term.
It is expected that Muphuwa will go unopposed as no-one has come forth to challenge him.
The position of vice president will see a battle between Evans Lwarah, Gracious Gadama and Isaac Mwalwimba whereas the position of secretary general will also see Forgiven Bangala going unopposed.
On the position of vice secretary general, four people will battle it out and they are Samson Mawephe, Bright Makokola, Joseph Kumbuwa and Immulanie Makande whereas the position of treasurer general will see a battle between David Mzumara Chima and William Mpina.
The executive members has names such as Luckia Emment, Waliki Wiscolt, Emmanuel Chinunda, Richard Chirwa, Tiddah Ndeka and Samson Hobbie Tembo.
Muphuwa said as a union, Muana relies on donors, well-wishers and its members to provide financial and material resources to meet its objectives.
“Over the past five years, our members have contributed to the growth of the knowledge economy through Book Development Project which was financed by Kopinor, a Norwegian organization and implemented by Copyright Society of Malawi in conjunction with Book Publishers Association of Malawi and the Malawi Institute of Education,” he said.
The Muana president also said that at the AGM, they felt it important to present literary awards to authors who participated in the project and others who contributed to the project’s success.
“We have been knocking on well-wishers’ doors, corporate and otherwise, to consider sponsoring the awards, or provide financial assistance towards the success of the AGM but we are yet to get positive feedback from any sponsor,” Muphuwa said.