APM says Malawi to benefit in Africa’s industrialization drive 

President Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika has described the just ended 24th AU Summit as Malawi’s gateway to benefit from Africa’s industrialisation drive after holding talks with 15 presidents from the continent.

President Mutharika is welcomed by the Deputy Mayor of Lilongwe City at KIA - Pic by Stanley Makuti

President Mutharika is welcomed by the Deputy Mayor of Lilongwe City at KIA – Pic by Stanley Makuti

President Mutharika being welcomed by the Vice President and other Government Officials at KIA on his arrival from Ethiopia - Pic by Stanley Makuti

President Mutharika being welcomed by the Vice President and other Government Officials at KIA on his arrival from Ethiopia – Pic by Stanley Makuti

Mutharika, who has since returned home, stated that the unified development drive in areas of industrialization and farming are key economic hopes for Africa and Malawi.

He said Malawi cannot afford to watch on the sidelines as the rest of Africa develops and vowed to increase commitment to industrialise the country and increase business opportunities for local and foreign investors.

The President said he has renewed hopes for Malawi’s development after holding bilateral talks with 15 presidents, former presidents and other reputable individuals and he believes Malawi will move forward in its development programs.

He cited his meeting with former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo as a great eye opener as the former president said Malawi has a great investment potential and can be enhanced because of great bilateral ties between Nigeria and Malawi.

On the Malawi -Tanzania lake dispute, Mutharika said he expects positive outcome for both countries when they keep meeting on mediation.

He said other mediation talks will take place in due course.

Mutharika also took advantage of the summit that ended on Saturday to meet in camera President of Tanzania JakayaKikwete, South Africa’s former president Thabo Mbeki and Joachim Chissano, former president of Mozambique–Reporting by Gerald Viola, Mana

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23 thoughts on “APM says Malawi to benefit in Africa’s industrialization drive ”

  1. Funzo says:

    Remember the promises that were to come from the UN visit. We’re still waiting!

  2. Nice trip mr president i know other were unhappy with your traval,shame to them.

  3. Citizen X says:

    NO PROGRESS CAN HAPPEN IN THIS POOR COUNTRY UNTIL GOVT WAKES UP AND START TO SOLVE OUR ELECTRICITY AND WATER PROBLEMS PERMANENTLY . TILL COMPANIES START TO PRODUCE SULPLUS ELECTRICITY AND WATER, NO MORE BLACKOUTS AND INCREASE THE % OF PEOPLE WITH ACCESS TO THESE SERVICES, THEN WE CAN TALK ABOUT INDUSTRIZATION. WHERE ARE THOSE COMPANIES GOING TO GET POWE AND WATER FROM??? PLEASE GOVT STOP TALKING LIKE A BUNCH OF FOOLS. THE SOLUTIONS TO OUR PROBLEMS HERE IN MW ARE VERY SIMPLY BUT THE PROBLEM IS WE HAVE POLITICIANS WITH NO BRAINS RUNNING THIS COUNTRY, JUST DOING TRIAL AND ERROR JOB BASI. STOP PLAYING CATCHUP WITH THE COUNTRIES POPULATION GROW, YOU HAVE TO SUP EXCEED THE SUPPLY TO THE POPULATION, DO THE MATHS. IF I WAS APM I WOULD START BUILDING A VERY BIG NEW DAM, EVEN IF IT TAKES 5 YEARS TO BUILD,THATS WHAT WE NEED, THEN WE CAN EVEN EXPORT ELECTRICITY.

  4. alukosyo says:

    Anapita anthu angati kumeneko? How much has been spent tidziwe.

  5. Geofrey says:

    Bravo APM mdala wathu keep the good work with VP a good blend and God bless and guide u!pple wl always talk and no man is an angel we got many mistakes but i sample positives only to forge ahead.

  6. timothy mauluka says:

    Is this a chartered jet?? another jetgate???

  7. KUKHALA says:

    APM WAS JUST CLAPPING HANDS AT ADDIS -AU

  8. Tengupenya says:

    What is the mediation on the lake about? Discuss joint economic use under license or taxes, and not giving up portions of the lake.

  9. Mphongo Zidana says:

    Surely, we are a sorry state. I recall the other day my Foreign Minister saying he has asked the Gender Minister to talk to the Ethiopian Foreign Minister to consider Chimango Chirwa as Malawi Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU when he has not presented his papers of credence. Chaponda do you trust Kaliati to do a good diplomatic job or you want to embarrass Malawi and APM?

  10. roots says:

    Aaaaaa a Peter Muthalika kupusa!!

  11. Gog says:

    What industrization with pathetic power supply? With poor source of water? Yet they are the basics of what u r saying. Any way …..akamati ndikugenda amalinga ataponda mwala

  12. makito says:

    Meeting 15 presidents and influential people is all he has achieved. The rest is not news.

  13. kanchenga says:

    I can imagine how poorly these people must have thought of you when you left them. Kiki Kiki what a fool of a president they have in Malawi. You mean you didn’t know that the country has potential until you went to Addis. Wanting to drive a vehicle without knowing whether it has an engine or not is total foolishness especially when that person is a university professor. Any way I understand that most lomwes are like that. Listen to the prof. guys talking about industrialisation when he can’t do the basics right. How did we ever come this way.

  14. NKHAMANGA says:

    Hollow mindedness out of a useless aged politician is all I see. How could a whole president bluff to us, in such a way, of strides way beyond our reach as far as the foreseable future is concerned? ZIMENE AKUNENA NKULUYU KULI BWINO KUMAKAWAUZA ACHALOPWANA ANZAKE OGODOMALA KWAOKO.

  15. che bint says:

    iwe matako choka apa.kuzitenga ozindikira iweyo than the president.kkkkkkkkk.mbuli yotheratu bola unadziwa kulemba english kuyankhulanso suutha

    1. Anonymous says:

      CHE BINT koma ndiye wa ndimaliza bwanji, anthu awa amadziwa chizungu cholemba kuti ayankhule satha amayankhula breaking english

  16. Malindima says:

    Yes Sir! Sort out the electricity problem as a point of departure Bwana. You can do it!

  17. Matako says:

    Malawians should be ashamed of hero worshipping. APM came back from AU empty handed do not let him deceive you with industrialization potential. Of course we know the potential our country holds. What we lack is visionary leadership. We lack leaders that have the best interest of our country at heart. Corrupt and greedy leaders like APM is what is destroying this country. Look at the way Gondwe and the president mortgaged our country to Mota Engil! How can a country borrow money from katangale? Do we know how much interest is Mota Engil charging us? Or do we even know what kind of side deals and conditions were part of the loan? This is where I say to Malawians let us not close our eyes on issues affecting our economy because by the end of the day it will be you and I who will be left holding an empty bag. We need a government that is transparent and honest with its people. We need a government that is held accountable and that is willing to accept responsibility when mistakes are made. That is what we call a caring and mature government. Was it not the same DPP administration that preached what a great potential Kayelekere mine had? And was it not the same DPP government that diverted loyalties from the mine to Bingu’s bank accounts in Portugal and Australia? wake up Malawians wake.

  18. MMALAWI says:

    More talk and no action. Tell us how industrialization will be achieved. If you can’t do basic things right, how can you engage in more complicated programs associated with industrializing?

  19. Manyeretsa says:

    My president

  20. ujeni says:

    Africa hasnt benefited from independence from colonial powers, Pan-Africanism hasnt worked, ask yourself Mr President. How can a dull Monister like Kaliati act like Foreign Affairs minister at the same time gender monister and president bodyguard?

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