Buy Malawi UK launches: March 19 designated as  ‘Buy Malawi Day’

The Malawi High Commission in London  has officially joined the Malawi Scotland Partnership, Just Trading Limited and Satemwa Tea/Rare Tea Company in the inaugural Buy Malawian campaign for the United Kingdom.

Africanos World shop of Francis Kaunjika in Shipley, England sales Malawi products

High Commissioner Mphonda showing Malawi’s Linga wine now available in UK

The six-week campaign will run from March 1 to April 9 2017 and  19th  March, 2017 has been designated as Buy Malawi day. This is the birthday of Scottish Missionary Dr. David Livingstone.

Malawi High Commissions’ Second Secretary, Kondwani Munthali, said is a media statement made available to Nyasa Times that Malawi products in the United Kingdom and Malawi Tourism are the main focus of the campaign designated to become an annual campaign is aimed at increasing awareness of Malawi products available in the UK and Malawi as a World Class Tourist destination.

He said the Malawi products and Malawi Tourism are core of the campaign as they continue to support Malawi’s economic development through exports to the UK.

“Malawi products such as kilombero rice sold by Just Trading Scotland, Mzuzu Coffee by Traidcraft, Lost Malawi and Speedy Breakfast Tea by Rare Tea Company/Satemwa Tea, Crafts by Wool n Wood and Delights, Malawi Chisi Coffee by Artisan Roast, Malawian AAA Coffee by Luckie Beans, peanut butter, Salted cashew and peanuts, Chilli and lime peanuts and corn by Traidcraft and assorted direct finished products like Malawi Gin, Nali sauce and Linga Wine sold by Africanos World are all part of the campaign,” reads the statement

“Various products from Malawi are on sale across the United Kingdom and those buying the products or booking a holiday have a chance to win an all-expenses-paid up holiday to Malawi,” Munthali said.

“To win, just buy a Malawi product of evidence of your holiday booking to Malawi, take a photo, share on social media tag #buymalawian2017 and #malawiinuk. Post your photo on www.buymalawian.orgwhere people can vote for it and enter more details.”

In Scotland, where the initiative was mooted, several events have been lined up including instore promotions, a Malawi product stall at Scottish Parliament, a Church networking event and a various tea parties.

During the campaign period, the Malawi High Commission will save Malawi tea, coffee and other available products to visitors at the Mission offices in London.  Fridays will have kilombero rice tasting for those who wish to taste it.

“The High Commission is proud of the Malawi Scotland Partnership, Just Trading Scotland, Malawi Travel Consortium, Rare Tea Company/Satemwa Tea, Kenya Airways, Club Makokola, the Department of Tourism in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and all participating organisations and agencies for their keen interest to promote Malawi as an exporting nation and world class tourism destination,” he said.

Malawi products such as kilombero rice sold by Just Trading Scotland, Mzuzu Coffee by Traidcraft, Lost Malawi and Speedy Breakfast Tea by Rare Tea Company/Satemwa Tea, Crafts by Wool n Wood and Delights, Malawi Chisi Coffee by Artisan Roast are part of the campaign.

Other products include, Malawian AAA Coffee by Luckie Beans, peanut butter, Salted cashew and peanuts, Chilli and lime peanuts and corn by Traidcraft and assorted direct finished products such as Malawi Gin, Nali sauce and Linga Wine sold by Africanos World.

Those wishing to join the campaign with Malawi products or services can contact the High Commission for further details.

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This is a welcome development.This means that when we go on holiday to Malawi, There will be no need to carry things like ufa , sobo etc because we can buy them here.Good idea. The only concern is that many Malawians live in London and other cities in UK and it will be a good iea if we have more shops across the UK.

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