Malawi to open embassy in Geneva – Minister

Malawi Government will soon open its Embassy in Geneva, Switzerland, Nyasa Times understands.

Henry Mussa:  Malawi mission in Geneva to open

Henry Mussa: Malawi mission in Geneva to open

Government intends to tap into number of opportunities from international institutions headquartered there.

Minister of Labour and Manpower Development , Henry Mussa announced on Wednesday in the Capital, City Lilongwe that this follows President Peter Mutharika directive that there has to be permanent office in Geneva, Switzerland.

“It pleased His Excellency the President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika to direct that there be the Embassy in Geneva” announced Mussa at a news conference

He said Malawi for long time has missed opportunities for not having office in Geneva, home to United Nations and other international institutions. He therefore expressed optimism that Malawi is to benefit from such a development.

“This is a very exciting development because all the UN Agencies are in Geneva including UN Head quarters. There are a lot of benefits that Malawi stands to benefit. Good example is the International Labour Organisation (ILO) we will definitely be having an officer full time to deal with issues support into the labour services”

Mussa said the High Commissioner has already been identified through interviews made by Public Appointment Committee of Parliament

“Once all the processes are over then we shall be heavily represented where some of the good opportunities that we have been missing over the year’s will be a thing of the past” added Mussa.

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el- Chapo(small in stature. big in mind )
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el- Chapo(small in stature. big in mind )

It means someone has been earmarked already for that office by the political buffoons. Planning in advance to loot and channel the funds to the safe Haven of the switz banks.

Xander Jimmy
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Mmmmmh justification of opening this embassy in such a poshy city, sounds absurd….seriously does it need to have a permanent office in a country which house international organization (s) in order to access benefits from it?….these international organizations has branches in various countries including Malawi and mostly they rely on information given by these field offices……additionally I feel the government need to provide further details on how these so called benefits will be realised…if it’s in the sense of savings in operational costs arising from attending meetings at head office of an international organization (s).I am still not convinced since… Read more »
Hagar the Horrible
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I am one person who once said on this forum that Malawi needs to have a resident diplomatic mission in Geneva. I believe that this is a good move. Those who are well versed with diplomacy and international relations will understand this. Yes, Geneva is an expensive place. Those who are private sector oriented may say that corporates are relocating their head offices from Geneva to Dubai, well and good. Let’s however keep in mind that several UN agencies have their head offices in Geneva. These include ILO, WHO, WTO, ITU, UNHCR among others. The UN has an office there… Read more »
Sapitwa
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Geneva really? What benefits will come out from this office other than incurring so many costs?
Can’t we really be seriously consider countries like Singapore,Vietnam, Thailand well Asia mainly?
Most factories for clothing are there and the final products are all over everywhere in the US shops.Our Taylors could find opportunities there, our children could learn skills there and I think we could benefit on many ways,

Picker Manondle Cashgate
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Get the youths jobs instead of wasting money on useless things. There are so many challenging things but dpp continues to be stupid.

mjiba
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kkkk a Mussa woyee kudyelela mboma kuyambila 1994 mpaka pano democracy woyee, woyeee a Malawi tinkafuna matipate timawona ngati anthu andale akhala a chilungamo osati makhuluku ali mbomawa tikufuna matipate yachiwiri tsopano. second revolution. matipate yachiwiri.

akusipikana
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Achibale chonde, ndalama zichokera kuti? Already people are dire need of food,.necessities etc. Why not take that money and relieve these suffering people. Or help out in hospitals. Oh our Heavenly Father, have mercy on us.

Nasfam party acting president
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Nasfam party acting president

Ife anasfam tikuti muchita bwino kisekula embassy ku geneva, we are looking for opportunity n we nid to expand it for the seek of inverstors. Ife anasfarm takwirizana kwa tunthu ndi boma pazomwe likufuna kuchita. P liz musatisiye ku nasfam mutengeko awiri okha adzikagwira nawo ntchito ku geneva. Nasfam izakhala ikuthandiza kutukula miyoyo ya malawi dziko lino……

mduduzi nyanda
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mpapeza kale wa mulhakho nzanu wa diphiphi kuti azikadya nthumbwana za mbuzi kumeneko basi sizama united nations apa agalu inu!!!!

kapunjunju
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Osamva awa europe economy is at the verge of collapsing and greece ndi iyi mukuyiwonayi. Koma amalawi tikukhala ngati tilibe anthu ophinzira mu government who can see things in colour. Geneva Geneva for what, more than 50yrs still trusting Geneva. Forget about Geneva let us trust on ourselves that we can reverse the glory of this country. These recycled politicians has to go and we need new blood. Mpaka 20yrs recycling from one party to the other. Same old ideas. The world has changed let us also change these old ideas of governing the government.

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