Statement on the Appointment of President Joyce Banda of Malawi

As Sustainable Rural Community Development Organisation (SURCOD) Malawi, we would like to congratulate her Excellency Joyce Banda for being sworn in as the President of Malawi.

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Being the woman who has been in the forefront in promoting women's empowerment and gender activities, we hold high expectations that she will continue supporting the issues pertaining to the advancement as well as building the capacity of the women.

We also value her work in establishing a number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as well as the Joyce Banda Foundation, which is promoting much in the area of girls' empowerment as well as supporting vulnerable children. In this regard, we hold high expectations that she will make our work as a Civil Society Organisation member simple.

We hold expectations that she will improve the economic hardships which the country is facing currently, as well as restoring the donor confidence which was derailed during the previous few years.

SURCOD would like to wish her all the best as well as a long life.