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Susan Banda appointed chief of Millenium Challenge Account-Malawi

Susan-BandaMZUZU--Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi (MCA-M) has hired Susan Banda as its chief executive officer to oversee the implementation of a $350.7 million US sponsored programme designed to improve Malawi's power sector in terms of availability and quality of electricity.

Two weeks ago, the United States Embassy in Malawi's capital Lilongwe announced the appointment of Oliver Pierson and Jenner Edelman as MCC resident country director and deputy resident country director respectively.

Banda, who was MCA-M's deputy national coordinator and head of operations, previously worked as information and communications manager for the Privatisation Commission.

She holds a Masters in Journalism (Development Communications) from University of Missouri-Colombia (1992-1995) and a bachelor’s in Mass Communications from Elizabethtown College (1990-1992), both obtained in the United States.

According to a statement signed by MCA-M's national coordinator Sam Kakhobwe, Banda has been appointed alongside 11 other key staff "using objective selection criteria developed by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)" after Deloitte Consulting (USA) advertised the positions in both local and international media.

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