Bill Clinton to visit Malawi this week with Chelsea

Former President of the United States of America , Bill Clinton is expected to visit Malawi on Wednesday, this week.

Presidential Press Secretary, Steven Nhlane said in a statement that  Clinton will jet into the country on Wednesday for a two-day visit from the 31 July to 1 August, 2013.

Among other things, the former President of USA will tour projects that his Foundation is supporting in the country.

Clinton’s visit will also highlight his Foundation’s work in the health access and economic growth and empowerment in Malawi.

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (L) and his daughter Chelsea

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (L) and his daughter Chelsea

“During the visit, President Clinton will meet with President Dr. Joyce Banda and senior government officials in the health and agriculture sectors.

“President Clinton will also tour the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) clinic at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe and the Clinton Development Initiative (CDI) farm in Mchinji.”

The statement further stipulates that Clinton will come with his daughter Chelsea.

The Clinton Foundation works on providing investment, opportunity, and health access to underserved communities.

The Clinton Development Initiative and the Government of the Republic of Malawi have a Memorandum of Understanding to operate a development programme in Malawi.

The current focus is on rural poverty alleviation through partnering with smallholder farmers to generate increased income from their farming operations which is in line with what the current State President is advocating.

The State President last year established the Presidential Initiative on Poverty and Hunger Reduction to seek sustainable interventions that will lead towards poverty and hunger reduction in the country.

A specific project of the Government of Malawi is the empowerment of women and young entrepreneurs from disadvantaged communities through agriculture production based on Rusa Farm in Mchinji District.

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