Gordon Brown to support education in Malawi: Meets Mutharika

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he will use his position of United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education to mobilize resources to support various aspects of education in Malawi.

Speaking after meeting with Malawi President Peter Mutharika in New York, United States of America (USA) Tuesday, Brown said Malawi was already on the right path where it needs to be supported.

Brown: Met Mutharika in New York and pledged support to Malawi education

Brown: Met Mutharika in New York and pledged support to Malawi education

“We have set ourselves a lot of targets for next year and we should be able to find the resources to realize these targets,” said Brown.

He said he was pleased with efforts that are being made in Malawi to expand access to education by the girl-child and bring those that dropped out back to school.

“What we need to do is to make sure that better facilities are provided especially in schools that educate girls so that we are able to retain them in there,” he said.

President Mutharika said that during the meeting with Brown representatives of various international organizations and multi-lateral institutions pledged their support to different aspects of Malawi’s development agenda.

“But they are particularly interested in assisting Malawi achieve universal education,” he said.

Mutharika disclosed that his government will collaborate with Brown and the development partners to get more girls into schools.

“I am informed that last year we were able to increase the number of girls into our schools by 62 percent and this year we are looking forward to increasing the numbers to about 82 percent. This means we are doing a good job,” he said.

As Special Envoy, Brown devotes himself to working closely with all key partners to help galvanize support for the Secretary-General’s Global Initiative on Education (Education First), which aims to achieve quality, relevant, and inclusive education for every child.

He focuses on countries with the highest burden of children out of school, recognizing that nearly half of out of school children are in countries affected by conflict.

Brown helps bring about change, mobilize resources and generate additional and sufficient funding.— Brian Kalanda is reporting for Nyasa Times from the UN, in New York, United States

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19 thoughts on “Gordon Brown to support education in Malawi: Meets Mutharika”

  1. Tozer Tsono says:

    Brown must first visit all regions in Malawi to understand how any donor aid has been applied across the country in the past.

    Brown a Scot by origin, knows that the Northern Region of Malawi is discriminated against based on origin or geographical location. Before any donor aid, encourage Peter Mutharika to break up the Reserve Bank of Malawi, the engine that supports corrupt leaders and their political allies.

    The number one request by Malawi ought to be for assistance to set up checks and balances at all levels of government. Use the Regional Governors (to be set up) as counter balance to decisions on government spending. Seek assistance to set up a fast track judicial branch for corrupt individuals. When a sitting President is immune to prosecution, the subordinates plunder under his rule, knowing pretty well that the President won’t be sued.
    One of founding members of Malawi and former president, Dr. Hastings Banda was tried, and exonerated of all his charges. Nothing was gained except his apology for not knowing what his underlings were doing. Former president Muluzi was sued, tried, and he had to retreat to South Africa for a medical breather, but this too has been nothing but a burning of limited resources. Late Bingu Wa Mutharika aka Daniel Phiri broke the spell, the only former president that never got sued. Will the same luck repeat itself for brother Peter Mutharika? As long as Peter oversees the prosecution of UDF, DPP and PP corruption fairly, he stands very little chance of escaping prosecution after his term of office.
    Besides, Peter, if wise enough, will listen to cries about the unfair treatment of Northerners.
    50 years of Independence has been nothing but true independence for the poverty stricken northern students and their parents, whose only hope has been to scratch for pennies to gain access to the only source of hope; education. These kids study under kerosene make shift tin lamps, when they can afford it. Schools in South and Central have enjoyed access to Hydro-electric power for ages. What is making each successive government in Malawi support the evil Quota system? The governments have planted seeds of disunity. Now Federalism is upon us and you can jail people away as a solution, Peter Mutharika. Many oppressive governments have tried to suppress voices of freedom only to be rescued by the same from their drunken ways by likes of the greatest statesmen, Yes like, Madiba, Nelson Mandela, break through for all. Remove unfairness because people will fight for fairness.

  2. A Pm agood negotiator. He is a big think tanker. Strategitian. Ownership leader.

  3. Yosefe says:

    No cash here Mr Brown coz Mr Corruption new grand child called Cashgate is greedy will just swallow it.

  4. Boma ilo!! Musiyen APM adutseko uko!!

  5. Jingbao Gondwe says:

    Thanks Malawian Mom, Umu ndiye tiziganizila ngati anthu anzelu okonda Dziko lao. They are both doing a good job for mother Malawi.

  6. Kwangwagwa says:

    Iwe Gordon adzakubera makhobiri Muthalikayu

  7. Blessed Banda says:

    #1. Bob Phiri, think before you comment. Gordon Brown first met JB and is the one who raised the Girld Child Education. Gordon Brown had to meet the seating Presdent to ensure protocol is followed. Both APM and JB are doing a good job for Malawi. If we win we all win. Its for Malawi. Please separate emotional sentiments from development issues.

  8. MalawianNAKUNGWI says:

    THIS IS TO ALL APM CABINET AND SUPPORTERS. I THINK YOU PEOPLE MISUNDERSTAND APM. AND YOU WILL END UP MAKING HIM FAIL.

    APM WATCH OUT. MALAWIANS ARE GOOD AT SMILING ON YOUR FACE, AND TURNS AROUND STUBS YOU ON YOUR BACK. YOU ARE SO NAIVE, AND YOUR POEPLE AROUND YOU ARE TKING ADVANTAGE OF THAT.

  9. Mkango wabangula says:

    Let’s not be deceived here with APM meeting Gordon, What Gordon said is the reaction to the speech made by JB when she attended high delegation meeting on Education…JB made very good speech attracting development partners to help Malawi in Education…

    Enawa ntchito yawo kutukwana ngati bobochani agenda ya chitukuko mulibe…

  10. Kusekula says:

    True what has this politically immature gogo done apart from deviding a regionally sensitive country. The current political debate and discourse should worry you because of your careless, primitive and senseless policies. Malawi is going through dangerous political situation which has been created by your careless president. Fools

  11. kodi mukalimbikitsa atsikana nanga anyamata omwe anasiila school panjila muchita nawo bwanji??tayesani kulimbikisa both girls nad boys tikuziona zomwe mukupanga mukumanga ma school ndikuikapo ma hostel a atsikana okha mkumati anyamata aziyendela kodi anyamatawa alibe ufulu??mwana akakhala ku bording maganizo ake amawaika pa maphunzilo koma akakhala kuti akuyendela amakumana ndizovuta zambili zomwe zingamulephelese kuika maganizo ake pa maphunziro please taganizani mwa nzeru ngati anthu amoyo

  12. pearson sadala says:

    Whats the relevanca of nkhuku to tge story? Cadet you will never change. Bastard

  13. mocha says:

    Every malawian president wants to rub shoulders with a white man to feel intelligent and important. Tony Blair milked us dry with his shady consultation firm. Now another former British failure of a prime minister wants to further destroy our already destroyed nation…

  14. Bob Phiri says:

    DPP ndiye boma lenileni, losalimbana ndi kugawa nkhuku.

    1. Malawianmom says:

      PLEASE LET US BE CIVILIZED. BOTH APM, AND JB ARE DOING COMMENDABLE JOB FOR OUR NATION, THUS IT AMP IS NOT THERE FOR DPP,AND JB IS NOT THERE FOR PP. BOTH OF THEM ARE THERE FOR THE BETTER OF OUR NATION. ALL OF YOU BACK OFF. THIS INCLUDE YOU BOB PHIRI. DON’T BE FOOLISH,PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE THE ONE THAT MAKES APM LOOK BAD.

      1. wobeba wanga says:

        HAHAHA, YOU HATE THE FACT THAT JB USED TO DISTRIBUTE CHICKENS AND PIGS??? KKKKKK

      2. Bob Phiri says:

        Iwe Malawimom, are you sure you could be proud of a whole president who goes about spending millions of public money distributing gotsi and chicken? Why is she not doing the distribution now? It means the resources were not from her purse. Yet hospitals had no drugs when she was doing that. And here you come, yavi yavi yavi, umvekere it was for the good of the nation! Umfune!

    2. Civil servant says:

      And what has the grandfather done so far. Learn to respect other leaders for some people to respect your gogo president who can’t even show us what he has done so far.

      1. Malawianmom says:

        I DO AGREE WITH YOU 100%, HE HAS DONE NOTHING, BUT WHOSE FORT IS IT? YOU CHOOSE HIM AND SOME OF US JUST TAGED ON AND HE IS OUR LEADER NOW AND STOP CRYING LIKE CHICKENS. ALL WE ARE DOING IS GO WITH THE FLOOR.

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