OUTSPOKEN international motivational speaker, Patrick Lumumba has been announced as one of the key note speakers at a meeting of bankers slated for next month in the Malawian capital, Lilongwe.

The 55-year-old Kenyan professor is among six local and international speakers that are to present various topics at the two-day conference to be held at the Bingu International Convention Centre, BICC from 16 July.

Other speakers on the lineup include Charlie Leaper of Malawi Mangoes, youthful farmer and entrepreneur Vanda Phekani, World Bank economist Efrem Chilima, Patrick Verster, a South African agriculture specialist and High Court judge Charles Mkandawire.

The theme of the international assembly, organised by the Bankers Association of Malawi, BAM is “Agricultural Commercialisation and Value Addition: The Case of Malawi”.

It comes at a time when the country is struggling to mechanise and commecialise its agriculture sector.

The sector is Malawi’s biggest earner accounting to more than 60 percent of its exports.
The Agri-business conference will also feature a number of panelists including Davlin Chokazinga, Davis Manyenje, Zandile Shaba, Clement Kumbemba, Chancellor Kaferapanjira and Phillip Madinga.

Lumumba served as the Director of Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission. He is the Director of The Kenya School of Laws.

Born in 1962, Lumumba is an eloquent lawyer, who is a staunch Pan-Africanist and has delivered several powerful speeches about African solutions to African problems.


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