Chinese ‘Mapwevupwevu’ for Mutharika: Malawi leader lauds China support

Chinese buffet for Malawi President Peter Mutharika on official visit in China is not only about food on his table, but he is also getting support for the social progress in fields like agriculture, health and education.

Mutharika on Chinese buffet

Mutharika on Chinese buffet

Mutharika holding bilateral meeting with Chen

Mutharika holding bilateral meeting with Chen

Speaking at one of the luncheons [Mapwevupwevu] hosted in his honour by China’s Liaoning Provincial governor, Chen Qiufa, Mutharika said the China-Malawi relations have been developing quite well in a relatively short time since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 2007.

Qiufa pledged to support Mutharika led government in its quest to eradicate hunger and improve education standards in Malawi.

In his remarks, Mutharika said his government intends to embark on massive scale irrigation as one way averting hunger that comes as a result of either too much rains or drought.

“We are now embarking on large scale irrigation farming as one way of reducing hunger that comes as a result of either too much rains or insufficient rains. On education, I know of Anhui as one of the best Universities in the world where we can also benefit through areas of exchange programs, research and scholarships.

“As a nation we will ensure that this bilateral relationship grows to higher levels as it will benefit the people of the two countries,” said Mutharika who is currently on a five-day tour of duty in the People’s Republic of China.

Malawi, which depends on mostly Western donors to bankroll most of its development programs, has benefitted a lot of infrastructure development with support of the Chinese – of course most on long term loans.

Notable projects that China has helped Malawi include the New Parliament building in Lilongwe, Karonga-Chitipa –Road and Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) at Ndata in Thyolo with a 80 million U.S. dollars loan. The university has been operating since 2014.

Mutharika said China in last October provided his government a credit line of 25 million U.S. dollars in aid for which Lilongwe officials will propose a number of social projects, particularly the building of schools to tap the fund.

China recently pledged more support for Malawi in several areas including education, Health, Agriculture, Transport, Business and Telecommunication.

Other Chinese development projects in the country arethe Presidential Villas in Lilongwe,  a five-star hotel and the Bingu International Conference Centre (Bicc) and the Bingu Stadium, currently in the final phases of construction in Lilongwe.

Mutharika will also attend the global economic forum.

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Akatswiri
Guest

Ku Chinaku abwana osaiwala zopepha kuti atimangire High Court ya bwino ku Lilongwe which is the capital city of Malawi.

Phiri
Guest

Our country, our president respect to you bwana. Koma chitetezo chavuta. Kuno ku Area 43 sitikugona A police athandizeni bwana kapenatu ndi sabotage, Asa

Kawonga
Guest

Ndithu a petulo kuwasiila gavanala, ndikumati ma concerns amveka, aaaaaa so sad malawi

mwenecho
Guest

Zoona apm kumusiyila gavanala? Chitsanzo ngati mmene alili gavanala wa ku nsanje, ma chinese zoona mwatienjeza

Spectator 40
Guest

Chinese are very cunning people if u don’t know.Ask the Russian neighbours they will tell you.They are very smart for failed African presidents and its lazy people.At the end of the day,You will find that it will be Chinese who will benefit more than the sleepy Malawians.So Malawians you should be careful with every mapwevupwevu dangled to you.Tikafuna kupha nkwali timaikila chimanga or mtedza ku mbedza yopusa imangofokira kumeza chonse yochenjera imaphwanya ndi mapazi kaye kuchotsa kumbedza ndi kenako ndikuchidya.

Phiri
Guest

Isn’t this a sign if desparation? coz I remember late Bingu denying audience a high profile foreign degnatory citing he was not his level..

Fashion
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Mathanyula unbutton your jacket when you are sitted pleeeeeeease!

chijinu
Guest

Koma president wanthu mpaka kumusiyila ndi gavanala waku mwera zoona, nde mphwandolo wakoza ndi gavanalayotu, nanga ndiku state house uku? Eish!!! Mafilika.

mtumbuka1
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Why meeting just a councillor for Christ’s sake? Can’t you meet the president? And you get a so called Malawian policeman standing next to you the whole night while you are being treated to a snake soup in Beijing that’s old school. The whole china/ Malawi relationship is a load of crap. The west never said they have stopped helping Malawi, they said stop stealing donors money meant for development, seal up all the loopholes that are deliberately let loose by politicians to loot government money then persecute all dpp thieves that stole billions simple as that and the aid… Read more »
Charter
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In bed with China? You will be stripped clean! Ask Trump! Chibwana ichi!!!

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