PRESIDENT CHAKWERA PAYS HOMAGE TO ALEKE BANDA

Written by  Blair Mhone
President Dr Lazarus Chakwera and First Lady Monica Chakwera on Wednesday  paid homage to  late former veteran politician  Aleke Kadonaphani Banda at Tukombo in Nkhata Bay.
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During the visit, the Malawi leader  and the First Lady had interactions with  the late iconic politician's wife and children. 
 
The President also planted a tree at the compound to mark his visit.
 
 Banda, one of the architects of independence struggle,  enters the annals of political history of the country as a politician who served as a Member of Parliament, Minister of Finance,  Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Health  among other portfolios . 
 
He is also remembered as a co-founder of  'The Nation Publications Limited' and the first editor of Malawi News.
 
Banda died on  April 9, 2010.
 
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