Mutharika hold talks with US second ranking diplomat for Africa

Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Friday received in audience the United States’ second most senior diplomat for Africa, Ambassador Robert Jackson at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.

President Mutharika with Ambassador Jackon having talks at Kamuzu Palace

President Mutharika with Ambassador Jackon having talks at Kamuzu Palace

Ambassador Robert Jackson sees U.S-Malawi cooperation in action

Ambassador Robert Jackson sees U.S-Malawi cooperation in action

Jackson met a groundnut farmer as well as a Care Group who are using their crop to make nutritious meals for their families and communities.

Jackson met a groundnut farmer as well as a Care Group who are using their crop to make nutritious meals for their families and communities.

Ambassador Jackson is on a tour of a few African countries including Malawi.

According to State House, President Mutharika pledged Malawi’s continued cooperation with the US , saying  the relationship will continue to benefit Malawi economically, politically and socially.

The Malawi President pointed out that most of the US initiatives in the country have uplifted  so many Malawians including those in rural areas.

“I have in mind for example the Peace Corps Volunteers that continue to come to Malawi to treat our sick in hospitals, to educate our children in schools and work in many other sectors. I look at the AGOA initiative which I appealed that it should be extended and many others” said President Mutharika.

Mutharik in his discussions, informed Ambassador Jackson of the progress his administration has made following the first ever US-Africa leaders’ summit which somehow moved his government to undergo a major rethink considering the revelations of how much as a country Malawi was losing out on investment opportunities.

The Malawi leader informed the Secretary of the investment compendium which his government formulated immediately after the summit whereat was noted are over 200 hundred bankable investments projects that foreign and local investors could exploit to help in transforming Malawi’s economy.

He also appealed to the US government through Ambassador Jackson to consider reviewing the market quota of Malawi tobacco in the US to give Malawi’s ‘Green Gold’ more market access.

Mutharika was confident that the steps his administration has taken since the US-Africa summit should have made a positive impression with the Barack Obama administration.

The President also  stated that bold steps his government has undertaken in the Public Service reform agenda and the Public Finance Management Reforms should be viewed positively in the US .

While in the country, Ambassador Jackson also met young Malawians who participated last summer in the Mandela Washington Fellowship.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship, part of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities, and support for activities in their communities.

The young leaders described their initiatives and accomplishments in various areas such as: creating businesses, promoting entrepreneurship and on-the-job training, empowering women and girls to fight Gender Based Violence and harmful traditional cultural practices that exacerbate the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Jackson also visited several sites to appreciate the U.S-Malawi cooperation. On April 10, he visited Bwaila Hospital in Lilongwe where U.S programs (and particularly PEPFAR , the U.S. Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) support the strategic integration of ante-natal, TB and HIV treatment, care and prevention services.

He also visited an Integrating Nutrition in Value Chains (INVC) site in Lilongwe Rural.

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20 thoughts on “Mutharika hold talks with US second ranking diplomat for Africa”

  1. Winston msowoya says:

    No matter for how long Malawi remains recepient of donor funds,we have to come to realities and find out what has gone or what is going wrong in our country since nationhood 51 years ago? The fact of the matter is that we have lucid manpower,but we are or we have foolishly and short sightedly misused it to benefit a section of the chosen ones belonging to the majority who accidentally happen to come from south and central provinces,these people are placed on strategic positions despite their poor qualifications.This is where successive governments of our land have tragically failed to deliver the goods to Malawians.To cut long story short,our country is suffering from severe tribal malady which has indeed,become a dangerous political tsunami.For your information,there are more highly qualified medical doctors from Malawi in the City of Manchester in the UK than in Malawi itself and 89 per cent are northerners,the most hated beasts in the country.Remember,such political mishap,can easily bring tragic ramifications of Rwandise proportions.

  2. Awful President of Malawi (APM) says:

    I don’t doubt APM’s speech was purely parroted and he has no idea what he was talking about. We need an economist to take this country forward not this sleepy puppet. This will be another lost 5 yrs of comedy. Malawi’s challenges are too enormous to tackled by a slow thinker like APM.

  3. Patricia says:

    For some reason I fail to understand our president. It is either lack of knowledge or proper information being fed to him by his advisers. He continues to peddle the compendium which has no back bone none what so ever. How can investors be attracted to a country that has unreliable water and power supply? How can we expect investors to come to Malawi if our infrastructure is in shambles? These are the factors which investors look at before taking a risk. Security in the country is out of hand and here is a president who continues to talk about a compendium! Is he serious or is he that ignorant about what is going on in this country? I am sorry but if the president knows what it takes to attract investors he ought to know that infrastructure and security are paramount

  4. Juju says:

    What should we take Mr President? When coming from Ethiopia, you told us that Malawi can do without donors: and now you are happy holding discussions with 2nd in command of the African- American Ambassodor to Africa, whch is whch? You are praising the Americans for AGOA and asking for a larger quarter of Malawian tobacco in America, why not leave them and concetrate on the no aid or trade alone whch our reporters wrote that you discus-sed with one of the war torn country Burundi, for Malawi to do without aid. Choose one thing Mr President! Either to be with donors and use the donations to intended purpose and let them have a say on their aid. Or chose to steal from locals and no donor will have a say but it is a heavy burden to the few locals who are working becoz they are paying heavy taxes to march what the donors were subsidising

  5. Kawonga says:

    Please guys lets try our post to be constructive

  6. Phylord Sefasi says:

    anyengerereni atipatseko timadollar tawoto.

  7. NANYATI says:

    CommentOSAMALEMBA MACOMMENTS OPUSA IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO SUGGEST JUST STAY QUITE

  8. Shamiso says:

    ***O God bless our, land of Malawi,,*** Singing Nation Anthem otherwise donor or no donor, blessed is the nation whose Lord is God.

  9. Nyoni-nyoni says:

    Tinasankha mtsogolere wabwino. God bless malawi and our brillant leader, mr peter muthalika.ndingomva illovo sugar!!

  10. zaoneka sizi says:

    IFE OLOMUNTHU MUTACEZE NAWO AKHALE A MOST FIRST BOLO SECOND SENIOR, TO US MATTRERS LESS -KWA IF TIMANGOFNA ZOKAMBILANAZO MAKA AKULUNU NMUZIGIGWILITSE NCITO OSANGOFUNA PRESTIGE YOTINDI WA KU AMERECA, KAYA KWINI KAYA BULEYA KAYA CHINA , IWO AMAFUNA KUTITHANDIA .TONANI MMENE AKUKWERERA MMAIKO MWAO. INDE NAO MAVUTO ALI NAWO . KOMA TANYANYA OTI TIKAONA MLENDO BSI KUMANGONYAMBITILA MILOMO KUTI POMALIZA SPEECH ABECHA ZINGATI? MUKATERO MA PLAN OGULA DZI MA TRUCK, MA LODGE KU MANGOCH ,SALIMA ,NKHATABAY, KU CAPE. KOMA MA BANK ACOUNT MU SOUTH AFRICA POTUGAL ,MA VILLA , HOTELO, NLO.
    ZOVETA CISONI.

  11. Olobodoka says:

    Zachamba mumangotipezelera basi muzaleka tsiku ndilimodzi.

  12. ujeni says:

    This Peter Mutharika man is a big liar, the last time he went to UN in New York he told the nation he had brought back Billion dollars of investment to Malawi. Can he show the nation where these billion dollar investment are. Just bwebwetaling lies all day.

  13. Kennedy nali says:

    The problems in our country are many but the foremost is our leaders. Tribarism leader like peter shouldn’t be given high profile seat, peter is also a liar so nothing will help us.

  14. Kangankude says:

    Point of correction,its HIV and AIDS not HIV/AIDS, HIV is a virus that depletes the body’s immune system,making it susceptible to several infections/diseases..this collection of diseases is called AIDS.Never use the terms as synonymous,take note Mr reporter.

  15. Kamkhwezule Kakang'ono says:

    American support just like other western nations principally has strings that promote their political and economic interests

  16. Chabecheker says:

    The US should strive to maintain leading the world by providing tangible aid to poor countries like malawi or else its position will be overtaken by China which gives tangible aid without strings

  17. Nanchunjule says:

    Its true we can’t afford cash gate,komano vuto ndilakuti atsogoleli simupeleka chitsanzo chabwino ndikukumbukila Bingu ankati zelo tolerance koma iyeyo ndi anzake a DPP ndi alomwe nkumaba. Iwenso Pitala wangoyamba ndi ma scandal okha -okha. Kuwapana anzanu kuti muziba nokha.

    1. Dr Mrs Ben Phiri Mutharika says:

      Chi peturo nde chimbava chachikulu chamano kunsi

      1. Nkhedu says:

        kodi akulu amenewa ali ndi mano?kkkk

    2. piTAla says:

      ndinakubera chani??? ndikubwezere

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