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The Chakwera Prize for Public Speaking would like to announce that it has extended the deadline for submissions to Friday, July 22, 2022

Dr Lazarus Chakwera

Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera

His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera is the current President of the Republic of Malawi and the current Chairperson for both the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). He was born on April 5, 1955 on the rural outskirts of Lilongwe, Malawi’s Capital City and is married to Monica. Together they have 4 children and 12 grandchildren.

Dr. Chakwera holds a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) Degree from the University of Malawi; an Honours degree from the University of the North, Sovenga, South Africa; a Master’s degree from the University of South Africa; a Doctorate from Trinity International University in Illinois, USA; and a Professorship from The Pan Africa Theological Seminary.

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