Fallen Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Member of Parliament for Karonga Central, Dr. Cornelius Mwalwanda has been laid to rest at Area 18 Cemetery in Lilongwe.
Dr. Mwalwanda died on Thursday evening at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe after battling with Covid-19.
Only few people were allowed to attend the burial ceremony in compliance with covid-19 preventive measures.
Speaking after the burial ceremony, Speaker of the National Assembly, Catherine Gotani Hara, described late Mwalwanda’s passing as a loss to Parliament and the people of Karonga Central Constituency.
She said the people of Karonga Central and Parliament have lost a very hard working Member who was development minded.
The Late Hon. Dr. Mwalwanda first joined the National Assembly as a Member of Parliament in 2009, representing under the Democratic Progressive Party.
In 2019, he returned to Parliament under the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), representing the same Constituency.
The Late Hon. Dr. Mwalwanda served various political portfolios under different capacities including Deputy Minister of Finance during the late President Bingu wa Mutharika’s Administration and President Joyce Banda’s Administration, Chairperson of Commerce and Industry Committee and Member of Public Accounts Committee.
Before he joined politics, the Late Dr. Mwalwanda worked at the Reserve Bank of Malawi where he served in various capacities and rose to the position of Assistant Deputy Director of Research.
The Late Hon. Dr. Mwalwanda was born on 28th August, 1944. He hailed from Mwangesia Village, T/A Kyungu in Karonga.