President Professor Peter Mutharika has appointed Bright Molande as his Director of Communications, replacing the fired Bright Malopa.
Chief Secretary to the government, George Mkondiwa has confirmed of the appointment, saying Molande’s appointment is with effect from 3rd May, 2016.
At the time of his appointment to Statehouse, Molande was Director of Information in the Ministry of Information, Communications Technology and Civic Education.
An accomplished literary scholar and poet himself, Molande also served as Vice Principal, Dean of Humanities and Head of English at Chancellor College, University of Malawi.
“I have been deeply humbled. This is a higher calling of service to the President and duty to my country,” said Molande in reaction.
He added: “looking forward to give the best of my abilities” because “I know that our President is a leader who expects high standards, uncompromising quality and substance in serving Malawians”.
He also expressed excitement in looking forward to work with the media fraternity and the public both locally and internationally.