LILONGWE (MalawiTalk) – Malawi Defence Force (MDF) Commander General Vincent Nundwe has earned international recognition and emerged a co-winner of The African Leadership magazine (ALM) Africa Peace and Security Leader of the Year 2020 award.
Nundwe came second from former president of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan.
The African Leadership Magazine ‘Persons of the Year Awards’ is Africa’s premier vote-based endorsement, reserved annually for the leading Africans who are contributing towards promoting the continent progress, and positively altering Africa’s perceived negative image.
Reacting to the development, Nundwe said he feels “greatly honoured.”
Chairman of the African Leadership Magazine, Dr. Ken Giami, while unveiling the nominees of the ALM Persons of the Year 2020, at the group’s corporate head office in Portsmouth, United Kingdom, said “the year 2020 has been an extraordinary year as well as a challenging one for most people globally, including Africa, especially following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, which exposed the fragilities of the continent’s health and economic systems.”
He said the ALM Persons of the Year Awards 2020 is an opportunity for all Africans of all shades of thought to say, ‘thank you’, to some of the “distinguished heroes.”
Nundwe and all winners of the 2020 awards shall be presented with an award trophy and formally decorated with the instruments of the honour at the 9th African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Award Ceremonies, scheduled to hold virtually (Via Zoom) on February 26th, 2021.
The annual event has also become a platform for honouring people-centered leadership and Africans that are pursuing a pan-African agenda in their chosen fields of endeavor.
This year’s event will provide a platform to celebrate the continent’s purveyors of hope – business, political and diplomatic leaders who are helping us to see possibilities in the midst of a global pandemic that has become an existential threat.
Other Africans who have won in different categories include President of Ghana as African Political Leader of the Year 2020 with Tanzanian President John Magufuli as his runner-up.
Philanthropist of the Year has gone to Mo Ibrahim, the founder of Mo Ibrahim Foundation and Young Person of the Year is Liverpool and Seengal international striker