First Lady Madam Chakwera to speak to Diaspora women this Saturday

By Chifundo Mkwezalamba

The First lady Madam Monica Chakwera will be engaging with Malawian women who are living in the diaspora to discuss several issues that can foster the relationship between women in the diaspora and those back home. The event which will be held virtually using Zoom Platform   is scheduled for this Saturday 15th May.

According to the organisers , MCP Diaspora Network (MCPDN),  the event  is a non-political engagement  that is open to all the women in the diaspora regardless of their political affiliation “ The First Lady  Madam Chakwera want to hear from a cross section of diaspora women, regardless of which political party you belong to  as the focus is to discuss issues that affect Malawi as a country “ said MCPDN  Deputy Publicity Secretary, UK based  Nic Thindwa.

First Lady Madam Chakwera ready to engage Malawians women in diaspora

In the meeting , the First lady is scheduled to tackle in a number of areas that include  philanthropic  activities  such as the First Lady foundation, what it is and how best it can work with women in the diaspora, harmonization  and coordination  with government  so as to work to complement government efforts and information to guide targeted resource mobilization  in the diaspora and  accountability  of resource management back home .

The First lady will also tackle on issues of Rape and the conviction rates of child defilers and other gender based violence cases, women’s health  that include maternal morbidity  and mortality , Poverty eradication , women  in small and medium  enterprises , Education for girls and  Environmental issues.

The Zoom event will start at (6pm Malawi time) and expected to run for an hour and half. The Office of the First Lady  Communications Officer Priscilla Chimphinda confirmed that indeed Madam Chakwera will be speaking with diaspora women  and urged the women to take this opportunity  of this two way face to face engagement to discuss as many issues as possible and map the way forward on how  they can work with Office of the First lady in future.

Those interested to be part of the event are encouraged to access the zoom link by emailing the organisers MCPDN  at


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