Nation Publications Limited (NPL) senior reporter Emmanuel Muwamba has been elected to the executive of the Eastern and Southern African Network on Climate Change Media Network.
Muwamba is the current president for the Association of Environmental Journalists in Malawi.
He will represent Southern Africa in the executive, which has four other members.
The network is led by veteran Ugandan journalist Patrick Luganda as chairperson. Other members are Cleopatra Hamaambo of Zambia as a publicist and gender coordinator, while Saminia Boundu of Comoros represents the island States and Judith Akolo of Kenya represents the Eastern Africa Region.
In an interview, Muwamba described his election to the General Assembly of the Eastern and Southern Africa Climate Change Media Network held at Speke Resort Hotel, in Uganda as an honour for the Sadc region and Malawian journalists reporting on climate change.
“I am humbled that I was voted to the regional executive. It is an honour for Malawi and Sadc region,” he said.
Comesa, which organised the first Eastern and Southern Africa Climate Change Media Network promised to support the initiative and the interim committee to be in office for 12 months.
Comesa’s climate change adviser Dr. Mclay Kanyangarara said climate change issues need to be further reported across the region.