been voted as the Best African Minister of the Year by his colleagues
during a meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Board held in
Washington, DC., in the USA recently, APA learnt here Thursday.
told journalists in Lilongwe on Thursday that fellow Finance Ministers
from across the world who were meeting recently in Washington to, among
others, discuss and come up with possible solutions to the financial
turmoil currently facing Third World countries, voted him the award.
\"I am very pleased to be voted as the Minister of the
Year. This was very good encouragement for me as an individual as well
as the nation,\" he said.
The veteran economist who has worked for the African
Development Bank and the World Bank before landing the finance
portifolio, won the top accolade for the economic achievements Malawi
has realised during the four years that he has been the country’s