Who is Sidik Mia?

Who is Sidik Mia?

Mohammed Sidik Mia was born in 1965 and is a wealthy businessperson with a cattle ranch in Ngabu, Chikwawa, his home area.

A devout Muslim and a Philanthropist as well, Mia was first elected a member of Parliament (MP) for Chikwawa Nkombezi in May 2004 on the United Democratic Front (UDF) ticket.

Then president Bingu wa Mutharika appointed him deputy minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Food Security in June 2004.

In 2005, Mia was made deputy minister of Mines, Natural Resources and Environment before he was moved to Transport and Public Works, in a similar capacity. Later in September the same year, he was promoted to a full Cabinet minister at Irrigation and Water Development, a position he held until March 2009.

In the May 2009 General Elections, Mia was re-elected MP on the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ticket, a party Bingu formed after falling out with UDF in 2005.

Bingu entrusted Mia with the defence portfolio in June 2009. After the Cabinet reshuffle of August 9 2010, he was made minister of Transport and Public Infrastructure.

In April 2012, following the death of Bingu, Mia led a delegation of 18 fellow Cabinet ministers and DPP members to meet then estranged vice-president Joyce Banda who ascended to the presidency in line with constitutional order.

When Banda formed People’s Party (PP), Mia joined the fray.

Mia resigned from PP and from Banda’s Cabinet where he served as minister for Transport in January 2014, claiming he was retiring from active politics.

However, in June 2017, he announced his political comeback and joined the MCP in July 2017.

On 12th May, 2018, Mia was elected as Malawi Congress Party First Deputy President during a convention which took place at the party’s headquarters in the Capital Lilongwe. He is expected to be running-mate to MCP President Dr Lazarus Chakwera in Malawi’s forthcoming general elections in May next year (2019).

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Vice President of Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Philanthropist, Business Magnate, Former Minister of Transport, Former Minister of Water Development, Former Member of Malawi Parliament for Chikwawa Nkombezi Constituency.

10 Comments on "Who is Sidik Mia?"

  • nelson natulu says

    I wish you all the best sir,keep it up be encouraged and go forward backward never let’s fight and take power next year,we tired of these thieves we want new blood.

  • Alex Kuseli says

    Why are you deserving of my vote?
    How different are you?

  • Sidik Mia is a visionary politician. He is yet to prove his political prowess in the forthcoming election by ushering Malawi Congress Party into Government. This is a historical litmus paper test he needs to prove. Of all efforts which MCP is to focus on electoral surveillance will be key as the adversaries are alert as they did in 2014!!!

  • Happy to have you big man in the fold. Let’s change our only country Malawi for the better.
    Wishing you prosperity in this ship of MCP. The emancipator from colonialism.

  • Blessings Kalimanjira says

    I do not need a microscope to see how visionary Sidik Mia is. Let those who have eyes see, let those who deliberately avoid the truth have their way. Bravo Sidik Mia. #OperationReboot2019. Our comrades in the CSOs sector call it #OperationChotsaMbava. The countdown begins.

  • Gama says

    Mia umakwana

  • May God bless you and give you more wisdom, favours, mercies and His blessings as you are striving to excel.

  • Chisomo Kuipa says

    We have all the hope in sidik mia with DR Lazarus chakwera they are the only people who can transform malawi to be a better place for everyone viva sidic mia, viva Dr Lazarus chakwera viva MCP

  • harold chaima says

    You have our votes, hope you have something for the youth leaving in lower shire n malawi as whole. Tatopa ndi kumwa kachaso because of being sidelined.

  • Christopher says

    Mia more fire

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