By Brian Wasili, MANA
Malawi Institute of Architects (MIA) has called upon its members to work together in order to design buildings that can meet Malawians’ expectations.
President of African Union of Architects (AUA), Victor Leonel Miguel made the call in an interview at the end of MIA’s annual meeting dubbed “Continued Professional Development (CPD)” which ended Saturday in Mangochi.
“Through collaboration of architects in Malawi, the country can be developed further because they are better placed to know what people in the country demand,” said Miguel who was also guest of honour at the meeting.
Miguel, who is an Angolan architect, lamented that the 40 registered architects that Malawi has are not enough, therefore, hence the need to improve in the area in order to meet people’s demand.
During the three day meeting, participants discussed successes and challenges MIA has gone through during the past three years.
At the end of the meeting, delegates also elected new office bearers with architect Tione Augustine Mughogho as incumbent president, replacing outgoing architect Marium Mdoko while architect Chimwemwe Nyirongo was elected vice president of the organization.
Architect Daniel Tsiga was elected secretary general and architect Miranda Nkunika Mlaga is now treasurer general.
The new MIA executive committee members are architect Ellander Mapando, architect Owen Bonongwe and architect Glyn Chirwa.
In her remarks, the outgoing MIA president, Architect Mdoko hailed the members for their cooperation during her tenure of office.
The new committee is expected to serve their new positions for the next three years.