|The Late Honourable Muhammad Sidik Mia
Former Minister of Transport and Public Works
Mohamed Sidik Mia was a Malawian businessman, politician, and Member of Parliament who held various ministerial positions within the Cabinet of Malawi beginning in 2004, served in various Ministerial positions ranging from Minister of Transport and Public Works,Minister of Trade and Industry and also Minister of Agriculture until he died in the year 2021 due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Sidik Mia was born in the year of 1968 in Chikwawa District a place found far Southern part of Malawi which is popularly known as “Lower States” as it was preferred by the late Founding president Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda who ruled the country for 32 years continuously.
Mohamed Sidik Mia was born in a family of seven children from a Business man Mr Sidik Mia. He grew up all his time in Chikwawa and got his Secondary School at Chikwawa District Secondary School in 1991.
In 2004, he contested and won elections then he defeated Malawi Congress Party (MCP) member as he used United Democratic Front (UDF) ticket whose leader was Dr Nelson Bakili Muluzi.
In the Mia family they believe much in business and some of their businesses are ranging from Cattle Ranching, Transportation, Real Estates, Factory of cooking oil production and Cold Storages.
Right away from the beginning he was so kind person who was fond of helping the needy, less previllaged, the poor, and even the disorderly including the elderly community.
Mohamed had been distributing clothes, everyday essentials like salt, soap and even cash. He did these charities regardless of the place he is in. In his life he was so passionate.
During the times of calamities like Natural disasters or Flush floods as these are very common in the Lower States, he used to distribute flour (UFA in local language), house utensils like pots, plates, buckets even blankets in the whole area without counting the person’s background whether he was of his party or not.
Despite being generous this humble soul, also provided job opportunities to about 10, 000 (ten thousand jobs to the people working in his companies). Remember he was of colored origin but he behaves and portrayed good manners compared to what it’s people are known of doing.
Mia died in 2021 and left wife and children. He was 58 Billions (85 Millions USD) worth before he died. He was also the right Vice President of the rulling party Malawi Congress Party. Left people in the Lower States helpless and hopeless.