Ombudsman Grace Malera has been elected as one of the four directors of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) for the African region.
The newly elected regional directors are expected to be inaugurated at a meeting to be held in Netherlands in May 2024.
Reacting to her election, Malera said Malawi has been given a platform for her office to, among others, strategically contribute to shaping the agenda and participate in the discourse concerning administrative justice issues, good governance and responsive public service delivery by governments.
This comes few weeks after the Office of the Ombudsman of Malawi failed to obtain a seat at the African Ombudsman And Mediators Association (AOMA) General Assembly in Kigali-Rwanda after failing to attend.
Malera and her delegation failed to travel following the recent ban on foreign travel for all public officers by President Lazarus Chakwera, as one of the austerity measures.