Mutharika appeals for value addition to Malawi products

President Peter Mutharika has asked local and foreign companies to invest substantially in value addition to Malawian products, saying such interventions will help to develop the economy.

President Mutharika presents the award to JCI contract Growers - Pic by Stanley Makuti

President Mutharika presents the award to JCI contract Growers – Pic by Stanley Makuti

President Mutharika Malawi can only make progress through trade.- Pic by Stanley Makuti

President Mutharika Malawi can only make progress through trade.- Pic by Stanley Makuti

Mutharika made the appeal when he presided over the official opening of a factory extention at JTI Malawi Limited at Kanengo in Lilongwe on Thursday.

“While I commend you for this investment, which I have been assured will be long term, I wish to appeal to you to consider adding value to our products,” said Mutharika to JTI authorities.

JTI Malawi Limited is one of the tobacco buying companies in Malawi.

Mutharika said value addition ensures that products fetch more on the market and also creates opportunities for the people including jobs.

“For this reason, I wish to encourage you to consider manufacturing tobacco products, including cigars and cigarettes right here,” said Mutharika.

” When we export products in their raw form, we lose on incomes and job opportunities for our people,” he explained.

The Malawi leader commended JTI Malawi Limited for the huge investment, saying it will contribute positively towards the expansion of the economy.

He explained that the economy of Malawi can only make progress through trade.

“This is the reason investment into products that are competitive on the international market is very vital,” he said.

The policy of the Mutharika administration is to create an economy that is driven by trade through local and foreign direct investment.

Last week he had an interface with the business community to emphasize the importance of private sector contribution to the development of the economy.

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12 thoughts on “Mutharika appeals for value addition to Malawi products”

  1. hill says:

    Value add Gertrude first by overdosing her with sibusiso before you can talk of value addition to us. You clean your house first before you point dirty of other peoples places

  2. hill says:

    Also add value to Gertrude. She doesn’t what it takes to be first lady.

  3. Disillusion Political Party says:

    kikikiki ehat a Disillusioned Leader we have.
    kikikiki
    Ati wakana malipiro okwera…just imagine kutiwalandira ma allowance angati lero? K20 million/day.
    Angoyendayenda za zi, ku ofesi sakudziwa chochita. Completely Clueless, Completely Dissillusioned.

  4. Maganizo abwino amenewa

  5. Reasonable Man says:

    Mutharika akufuna amuswire nyamata uyo kumatako. Akumuyang’ana ndi maso a chikoka.

  6. mjiba says:

    1. Ban the export of raw tobacco.
    2. Create tobacco processing and cigarette manufacturing industries.
    3. Sell Malawian branded cigarettes, cigars only and ban tobacco imports.
    4. Dont sing the same old song of to add value on chorus and do nothing. We are tired of this crap.

  7. Ghost of Kamuzu says:

    Mr President Your Excellency Sir Please add value to Malawi please spare us from your tribal, nepotist, corrupt and failing leadership please Your Excellency Arthur Peter Mutharika resign with honour before we resort to striking and peacefully demanding that you step down! You are a disgrace, a fully mature adult who is an embarrassment to every Malawian but a lomwe like you.

  8. ujeni says:

    President alibe chochita uyu. He looks lost

  9. lende-lende says:

    Inde tazithama-thamangani osangokhala anthu adziwe kuti simuli ntulo ,simukuliza nkonono. Komano mukamangotinso lelo kumwambo woveka anyakwawa,mawa mukutsekulila chimbudzi,nkuja mukukaonela manganje,ntondo mukukasesa munseu potiwelengele ndalama zomwe zagwilitsidwa ntchito ndi zochuluka ndipo ndi ndalama yavuta pa Malawiyi kuonjezelanso mavuto.

  10. What about the company you inaugurated last week? Any value addition to selling of cars?

  11. KING SOLOMONS WISDOM says:

    FACT IS MALAWI LOSES COZ BUYERS DICTATE PRICE.THIS WIL END SOON WHEN RMP (MALAWI REVOLUTIONARY PARTY)TAKES OVER

  12. Mbwiye says:

    Koma nyimbo imeneyi ndiye yaimbidwatu kwa nthawi yaitali.Minena kenako mukukalowa mnyumba,basi zathera pompo.

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