Malawi Law Society (MLS) members have elected Patrick Mpaka as their president for the next two years, replacing Burton Mhango who did not seek re-election after serving one term.
MLS conducted its election on Tuesday in High Court registries across the country because its members could not gather at one place as part of adherence to Covid-19 precautionary measures.
Mpaka, who served as Mhango’s vice-president, triumphed after defeating Tadala Chinkwezule by 265 votes against 234, while Felisah Kilembe Mitambo floored outgoing honorary secretary Martha Kaukonde by 266 votes to 234 to scoop the position of vice-president. Outgoing treasurer Chrispin Ngunde is the society’s new honorary secretary after going unopposed just like the incoming treasurer Phatuma Amasi who did not have a challenger.
Remmie Ng’omba, Robert Nthewa and Wesley Mwafulirwa were elected chapter representatives for the South, Centre and North respectively, while Vitumbiko Gubuduza, Carol Makoko and Gabriel Chembezi were elected committee members. Ngunde said the MLS election subcommittee will officially announce the results today during the society’s annual general meeting (AGM) and conference taking place at Sunbird Nkopola in Mangochi.