Initiatives

Esther not only has campaign initiatives but she has initiatives that she wants to see become a reality. To help Malawi represent itself as the great country it has the potential these initiatives need to be put into place: Improving Agricultural Development, Improving Access to Health Services, Improving Education to Decrease Illiteracy Rates, and Improving Roads Infrastructure.

Esther was previously the Nsanje-North Parliament Member for 5 years. She was asked to run by seasoned male Parliament Members from her area who wanted to have a female role model for the women and girls. In the more rural parts of Malawi, girls are not encouraged to finish school and most drop out before completing primary school. They wanted to show them a woman who could encourage them to realize that if a girl is educated, they can obtain any position that a male can.

Esther gained much respect by her Parliament peers and was elected by them as the First Deputy Speaker of Malawi National Assembly, a huge step for a new Member of Parliament. During her term she initiated various developmental projects in the area such as irrigation farming, school building, computer for schools and teacher housing in Nsanje-North.

Prior to her life in the political world, Esther spent over 15 years in education. She was a teacher in primary schools, secondary school teacher, Deputy Head of Languages Department, and also a Primary Education Adviser, the US equivalent of a Principal and Superintendent roles. With her expansive experience in the education sector, Esther is well equipped to improve the rural villages’ education system with the help of donors and volunteers.

Esther constantly strives to broaden her knowledge base and skills. She has earned the US equivalents of an Associate’s Degree in Teaching, a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, and most recently a Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Education. Many people believe that Esther’s ambition will inspire young girls to continue and complete their educations.

For more information and details about Esther, her education, or work experience please email info@friendsofesther.org and we will be happy to provide you will full details.

My Experience

Soon after my election as a member of parliament of Malawi, I was elected by peer members of parliament unopposed as the First Deputy Speaker of Malawi Parliament (2014-2019). This was however, my second spell on the same position. In 2004-2009, I was also entrusted with the same position, First Deputy Speaker. It was no brainer that my performance at my first stint, eluded to this second spell.

My Achievements

Esther not only has campaign initiatives but she has initiatives that she wants to see become a reality. To help Malawi represent itself as the great country it has the potential these initiatives need to be put into place: Improving Agricultural Development, Improving Access to Health Services, Improving Education to Decrease Illiteracy Rates, and Improving Roads Infrastructure. Read More