Webster Siame Kameme
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MPhil (Birmingham) African Studies, MSc (Wolverhampton)
Development, Training and Education
Webster joined the Department of Politics and International
Studies in 2010 within the Centre for Legislative Studies after
having completed his MSc. Development, Training and Education
followed by an MPhil. African Studies from the Universities of
Birmingham respectively. His research theme is, “Politics
of Democracy and Governance in the Malawi Parliament“ (Case
Before embarking on his academic pursuit, Webster had served as
a Member of Malawi
Parliament (MP) representing Chitipa North Constituency on the
ticket for Alliance for Democracy Party (AFORD). During his five
year term of office, he served as Director for Campaign in the
Party’s National Executive Council. In Parliament, he was appointed
shadow minister responsible for Irrigation and Water Development.
He was also a member of Parliamentary Procedures Committee, Public
Accounts Committee as well as Agriculture and Food Security
Committee. Furthermore, he represented the Malawi Parliament in the
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)- Africa Region.
Between 1999 and 2004, Webster was instrumental in
‘redefining’ the politics of Parliamentary Democracy in
Malawi by being part of the campaign against the Constitutional
amendment of Sec. 83:3 (Malawi Constitution) which, if amended
would have removed limitations to the presidential tenure of
office. It was defeated by a narrow margin.
Webster has a very practical ‘Hands-on’ in African Politics in
General and that of Malawi in Particular. He has a keen interest in
the emergence of the African Democracies.
- African Parliaments
- Democratic Governance
- Development Studies