Thousands of people from diverse professions, led by Malawi Vice-President Khumbo Kachali, thronged Namputu Village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chikumbu in Mulanje on Wednesday to bury the departed Ministry of Information and Civic Education principal secretary Anthony Livuza.
The Vice-President, in his eulogy, said Livuza, having worked with the three different multiparty governments, was a good example to all Malawians, especially the civil servants.
Kachali said: “I ask all civil servants to take this example, be non-partisan. Let Mr Livuza be your role model. He was a journalist, but it is a difficult job in multiparty dispensation.”
He said Livuza worked hard and remained truthful, adding ministers that worked with him would testify to this.
Chief Secretary to Government Hawa Ndilowe, who led the civil servants to mourn Livuza, said Malawi has lost a dedicated PS who served government for 25 years, 13 of the years as a PS.
Ndilowe said: “He was a hard worker and well educated. He always had ideas how to improve a ministry, if things were not working.”
According to a eulogy read at the funeral by his ministry, Livuza joined Ministry of Information as an information assistant.
Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa-Malawi chapter) Anthony Kasunda said the media fraternity has lost a true friend in Livuza who worked so hard to see Access to Information Bill passed into law by Parliament.