New DfID Mission Chief in Malawi: Sarah Sanyahumbi

    Sarah Sanyahumbi commenced her new role as head of the U.K. Department for International Development’s country office in Malawi on Aug. 15. She succeeds Gwen Hines.

    Sanyahumbi was coming off from her stint in the agency’s office in Nepal. In all, she has been serving the U.K. government as a senior official for 17 years.

    “I am delighted to have this opportunity to work in Malawi to contribute to the fight against poverty and help to improve the lives of poor people in this country,” she said in a DfID release obtained by Nyasa Times.

    The leadership transition at DfID’s Malawi office comes at a time when ties between the two countries are at a low point. In mid-July 2011, the U.K. government announced the suspension of general budget support to the African nation, citing the latter’s repeated failure to address concerns on governance and economic management.

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