Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) new Executive Committee has appointed Dr Salmin Omar Idrus as new Secretary General for the Association.
The former Special Advisor on Islamic Affairs to Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika has replaced his close friend ex- MAM Secretary General Dr Imran Shareef Mahommed who was eyeing for the Association’s chairmanship in the just ended elections.
According to a press release issued by the mother body, Ali Twanje has since taken over as Deputy Secretary General role from Amani Kunje.
January Bwanali has been shifted to the position of Acting Executive Director after his ally, Saiti Jambo was sent to a forced leave.
“The new Executive Committee has indeed fully appointed its members and the names will be announced on a press conference which scheduled to take place before June 20, 2011,” reads part of the Press Release.
However, MAM national Chairman Sheikh Idrisa Muhammad said Dr Idrusi has been appointed on merit basis.
“Let me tell you that it was not easy to appoint Dr Idrusi. In fact we had many qualified Muslims who submitted their Curriculum Vitae for the post, but the selection was based on merit. That is why it took long time for the committee to come up with the new name of our Secretary General,” Sheikh Idrisa was quoted by Radio Islam online as saying.
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