The Chinese government has granted Malawi K17 billion to go towards procurement of Police Service vehicles and establishment of community technical colleges.
President Peter Mutharika, who is in China for a five-day official visit, revealed about grant on Friday.
”It is great news that China has granted Malawi MK 17 billion .This gesture was disclosed to me during the audience I had with Chinese Premier (Prime Minister), Mr. Li Keqiang,” said Mutharika through his Facebook page.
The grant, according to Mutharika, is expected to contribute towards procuring 100 police vehicles and part of it will be channelled towards completion of five community technical colleges.
He said the police vehicles will assist in improving the country’s security and ensure that Malawi ”remains secured and an environment friendly where investors would feel safe to do their business”.
”Part of this grant will be channelled towards the completion of 5 more technical colleges as we continue creating the skilled labour force necessary for social and economic development”.
Mutharika also revealed that the Chinese government has promised continued support to Malawi and working in partnership as the country strives to fight poverty.
”Having completed the first phase of their projects in Malawi, the Chinese government is looking forward to start new projects very soon,” added Mutharika.