The Roads Authority is headed by a Chief Executive Officer. There are four Departmental Directors – Construction, Planning, Maintenance, Finance & Administration. This is senior management which deals with policy and strategy. Below the Directors are middle managenemt that ensure policy implementation.

Senior Management


Eng. Emmanuel Matapa –  Chief Executive Officer

Engineer Emanuel Matapa was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Roads Authority on 5th August 2017.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree  in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic, a constituent of the University of Malawi and an MBA obtained from Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI). He is a registered Engineer and is a member of Malawi Institute of Engineers. He has over 18 years experience in construction industry. Before joining the Roads Authority, Engineer Matapa  worked as a Management trainee at the then Malawi Railways (1994 Ltd). He also worked as a Works Engineer at Central Eastern Africa Railways(CEAR) before joining the then National Roads Authority in 2001 as a Project Engineer in the Road Maintenance Department . Before becoming CEO, Eng. Matapa has been Maintenance Engineer, Chief Engineer responsible for Construction projects and Director of Maintenance.


Eng. Sam Kadangwe

Director of Construction

Engineer Sam Kadangwe obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Malawi – the Polytechnic and a Master of Science Degree in Construction Management from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa and an MBA obtained from Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI).  Eng. Kadangwe joined Roads as Project Engineer has worked for Roads Authority in various portfolios both in Maintenance and Construction Departments. Before becoming Director he worked as Chief Engineer in Maintenance Department at Roads Authority Regional Office (South) responsible for managing the entire road network for the Southern Region of Malawi. Eng. Kadangwe has over 20 years experience in the construction industry.


Auda Msiska (Mrs.) - Director of Finance and Administration

Auda Msiska (Mrs.) – Director of Finance and Administration

Auda Msiska is a certified Public Accountant and joined Roads Authority in January 2000 as Chief Accountant before rising to the position of Director of Finance and Administration. She holds a MBA obtained from Jackson State University, Mississippi, USA and a BComm (Accountancy) from the University of Dar-es-salaam (Tanzania). Auda is a member of Society of Accountant in Malawi (SOCAM) and a Member of Eastern, Central and Southern African Federation of Accountants.

Auda previously worked for other public institutions as Chief Accountant and Director of Finance . She was also an External Auditor under Tanzania Audit Corporation.