Irish President jets in Malawi for state visit

Ireland President Michael Higgins arrived in Malawi Monday through Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) and was welcomed Dr. George Chaponda, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and other government officials.

Ireland President inspects a guard of honour mounted by Malawi Defence Force

Ireland President inspects a guard of honour mounted by Malawi Defence Force

Huggins and wife in Malawi

Huggins and wife in Malawi

Chaponda and Higgins

Chaponda and Higgins

The Irish President, who is accompanied by his wife Sabina, is on a three-day official visit to Malawi.

Higgins, whose government is one of country’s key development partners that have stood by Malawi over the years, will hold bilateral discussions with President Arthur Peter Mutharika aimed to further strengthening the fraternal bonds of friendship and fruitful cooperation existing between their two governments”.

President Higgins will on 11th November, visit Saopa Mpeni village in Salima, where he will interact with the local community participating in Irish Aid-funded resilience programme.

He will also meet the Irish Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working in Malawi, and appreciate women leaders’ gender activism campaign exhibition at Ufulu Gardens in Lilongwe.

On 12th November, the visiting President will address lecturers and students at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR).

On the same day, the Irish President will tour the ICRISAT-Malawi Seed Industry Development Project at Chitedze in Lilongwe, supported by the Government of Ireland.

Malawi continues to benefit from Irish Government’s aid, particularly in the areas of agriculture and nutrition, governance, as well social sectors of education and health.

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26 thoughts on “Irish President jets in Malawi for state visit”

  1. Fathara says:

    Akalandilidwa ndi a president NKHUMBO KACHALI ndi achiwili awo a CHIHANA akapita ku NYIKA. Ife kuno ku Malawi sitikuwapoyilila wachepa ameneyo.

  2. Yobe boo says:

    KOMA NGATI MU DPP MULI MUNTHU WONYATSA, NDIYE CHAPONDA.

    1. Kanyimbi says:

      Koma ukanadziwanso kuti ngati pali munthu wonyasa kwambiri pa dziko la pansi ndi bambo ako sukanalemba izi. Shaaaa! Haram.

  3. Bantu says:

    I am DPP, but I like the way APM’s presidency. Well done Mr President for delegating on these trivial matters and for restoring dignity in Malawi’s first office. All around the world, presidents don’t waste time welcoming guests at airports.

  4. Angozo says:

    I personally do not see any problem for Chaponda to welcome the Irish President. It is normal, only those who always born to oppose anything can see a problem kodi a malawi enanu munakhala bwanji za zii.

  5. Chikopa says:

    AMumafunsa kuti why sanapite kumaliro apa mukutukwanabe kodi amalawi tizikhala choncho wina akuti musapeleke chithandizo koma iyenso iliku malawi anthu akuda munakhala bwaji mukupitiliza zomwe mumapanga 2010 ndimayi wanu jb malawi is geting poor and poor inuyo chimene mumapindula ndichani. Tizichedwa ndikukangana mapeto ake tisowa chogawana please masakho apita maso athu pasogolo, azungu kuti atukuke amapanga chimodzi teyeni tisegule maso tisamagonebe

  6. chilungamo says:

    Matako ur comment is Satanic, u r one of those people who would stop the government from funding Prisons becoz taxpayers should not feed criminals! Ife tikuvutika koopysa ndiye iwe ukuti Irish Government isatipatse chithandizo, chamba chani? That’s really backward! Most of the times when our President goes for a State visit especially to developed States he is not welcomed by the President/Prime Minister of that country! Its usually the Minister of Foreign Affairs or State! There is nothing unusual here but u guys kusonyeza umbuli

  7. Fathara says:

    Ife a boma la DPP sitikunyengelelanso nzungu wina aliyese tilibe nawo ntchito akagwele uko. Apa zikuchita kuwoneka kuti boma silinamuyitane, wabwela kufuna kwake. Akatelo azitiwuza kuti tizikwatana amuna okhaokha, akazi okhaokha basi, ali mukapanda kutelo sitikuthandizani. Mumatiyesa ife zisilu zanu eti? PETER AZAKAMUCHINGAMILA PRESIDENT PUTIN NDI WAKU CHINA, OSATI ASATANAWA. KODI MUMATI KAKAMILA BWANJI MUMAFUNA CHANI? IFETU MULUNGU ATITHANDIZA ZITHU ZIKHALA BWINO MUZACHITA MANYAZI YEMBEKEZANI.

  8. Ingwina Sya Karonga SC says:

    He has just cancelled the trip to Zambia, expecting the Visitor.
    Now he is even delegating to the Airport, then later he will also send somebody to State Banquet.

  9. Ingwina Sya Karonga SC says:

    Delegated the HE is reducing costs kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  10. Tsamba Likagwa says:

    Zinthuzitu kumazitsata. President salandila President zake paairport. It is the duty of the Minister in waiting to do that unless he himself decides to do so himself. Otherwise it is not a must. The minister in waiting presents the visiting President to the Welcoming President at his official residence. Even akamapita ku Salima ko plus malo ena otero azipita the Minister is waiting not the President. Monga ndikunama. Sizinali choncho even nthawi ya Madala Angwazi? Mabulutu inu including no 11 osamaonetsela ubulutu wanu pa net pano. Kumazitsata izi

  11. Papa says:

    Why making noise,nothing wrong by delegating Dr. Chaponda. This is one way of saving and dont compare APM and Joyce who could go everywhere misusing taxpayers money. Bravo APM !!!!!!!!

  12. MMALAWI says:

    kkkkk kikiest pitsala wandikwanatu ine matama ngati achule olumpha popanda dzenje or udali bsy kulemba bdget yoti upange present.imean yopempha?

  13. How can Chaponda wellcome such a high profile visitor? Where is Peter Muthalika?

    1. Kanyimbi says:

      Man palibe zonyengelerana apa. Even a beggar is a king in his house. Kwa eni kulibe nkuwe.

  14. Citizen says:

    Its an honour, welcome Mr President and job well done Dr Chaponda. But where was the President, Prof APM. Thats why people are getting suspicious of his silence

  15. Wanga ndi yemweyo says:

    Did I get you right? Did you say he was welcomed by a minister? Not HE The State President? Not even HE The Vice State President? And you are telling me that this is a leader of a country that happens to be one of our donors? Is our government serious? I see here a serious deficiency in decision making at the highest level of our administration. Ndiyeno mukatero muwapemphanso thandizo? Koma zilipo, chaka chake nchino tiziona!! Anyway, we are watching with lots of interest. Zidze pano nzatonse.

  16. matako says:

    Welcome Your excellency Higgins. Welcome to Malawi and what used to be the warm heart of Africa. As you start your visit to this poor “fourth world ” country we the concerned citizens urge you not to extend any aid to this corrupt government. This government is not serious to eradicate corruption as demonstrated by the way the cash gate issue is being handled. This is being done with impunity and carelessness that makes one sick to the stomach. There are resources being wasted simply because the executive can. This nonchalance attitude deserves no mercy. You can how ever support NGOs directly as long as they are accountable and transparent. The DPP administration does not deserve your government’s sympathy or support. I am sure you will see crocodile tears as you meet APM please do not be hood-winked. It is all a ploy to amass more wealth at the expense of poor Malawians. Enjoy your visit sir.

  17. Gongoni says:

    Long live Higgins and Sabina! You are true friends of Malawians! God bless you.

  18. APM you are too much proud why dont you go there to welcome irish potato president .? You and him who is gentle man ? But ibu has nothing to do with our country. Timaona ngati ndiwe president wonthandidza koma amalawi tinabetsa basi

    1. Disappointed says:

      Anthu wosalongosoka inu. Ongowona mzungu aliyense ngati bwana basi. Zimandinyasa bwanji. Kodi APM sakakumana naye? Fault-finding is what you major in and not suggesting solutions. I hope your solution is not kugwadira azungu. That is why a Malawi ena akukakamira ku UK atamaliza ma Masters degree awo koma nkumagwira mma Old people’s homes kupukuta nkhalamba za chizungu…what a pity!

  19. "NATIVE OF NOWHERE" says:

    Wish these 2 guys attended the funeral of their counterpart. Its in tyms like this u know who is ur friend. Is APM or Higgins friend of Zambia?

  20. he has bring ne variety of irish potatoes and hybrind pumpkins to malawi government for çashgating it

  21. Mayi a Priscilla says:

    Koma a Chaponda wo lero anakumbukira kukolopa mkamwa? Coz nawonsotu amachulutsa phokoso la mkamwa .

  22. Protocol broken here. Peter Muthalika was supposed to welcome him. Our president is too busy for nothing. Useless and toothless.

  23. citizen says:

    hope he has brought enogh irish potato!

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