APAM has a new leader,
Young Muhamba replace Ian Simbota as President

By Staff Reporter

The Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) has elected Young Muhamba as it’s president replacing broadcaster Ian Desmond Simbota who has been president for over 2-years.

Muhamba, a Pharmacist by profession was elected at the Association’s General Assembly that took place on Saturday at Blue Waters in Salima.

Muhamba amassed 40 votes against Simbota’s 35. Musician cum politician Godfrey Phunyanya known in music circles as Gophyl G came third with 17 votes.

Young Muhamba

Speaking after the vote the out going president accepted defeat and thanked Malawians for giving him support during his tenure as the president.

“Am wishing Mr Muhamba all the very best as he take a new challenge. It’s a Calling, it needs so much passion and willingness to learn from others,” he said.

Simbota further said he is leaving his position a very happy person having achieved a number of things in the Association.

He said, “I leave office a very happy person with what I have achieved and contributed in the lives of Persons with Albinism in Malawi. I remain a person with Albinism and forever I will be a Human Rights Activist.”

Simbota got elected as APAM president in July 2019 replacing parliamentarian Overstone Kondowe who resigned from the post after being elected as Chairperson of the African Union for Persons with Albinism.