Mutharika meets Zambia, Mozambique counterparts: Nsanje Inland Port now within arms length

The leaders of Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique have given the Shire-Zambezi Waterway project a boost when they agreed to expedite all the processes that have been hanging thereby delaying the realization of a project that was hatched by former leader Bingu wa Mutharika.

Successfull meeting: Mutharika, Lungu and Nyusi

Successfull meeting: Mutharika, Lungu and Nyusi

Malawian President Mutharika hosts Zambia and Mozambique leaders for talks

Malawian President Mutharika hosts Zambia and Mozambique leaders for talks

Malawi President Arthur Peter Mutharika, Fillipe Nyusi of Mozambique and Zambia’s Edgar Lungu told a joint news conference after their meeting that all outstanding issues on the much-touted project have been ironed out at the top level and what remains is implementation by various stakeholders.

The two visiting Presidents jetted into the country on Monday morning and held talks with Mutharika on issues that are currently affecting the collective population of the three

The waterway project has been high on Malawi government’s agenda as it is expected to transform the economy through reduced transport costs and other off-shoot business opportunities.

Zambia also stands to benefit through reduced importing costs because transporters will pick their goods from Nsanje Inland Port.

Over the years it has been Mozambique government that has been treading with caution on the issue in fear that it might lose on revenue it collects from its ports once Malawi and Zambia find an
alternative port.

However, their new President Nyusi has shown interest for the issue to be discussed earnestly with Malawi and Zambia in a bid to reach an amicable and workable resolution.

As such the high-level meeting sets on pace a new chapter of the discussions that had stalled for some years.

Communication from the Malawi Presidency indicates that the talks yielded what was expected.

“During our fruitful meeting we agreed to work hand in hand to make Nsanje Inland Port viable to enhance economic growth of this region,” said Mutharika.

The three leaders also discussed the rising number of Mozambicans entering Malawi due to political tension on the other side and  politics in their respective countries.

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Alex masano

Thats a really good news to any resonable malawian,if zambezi water way was the main topic,i salute the president,hope it gonna cuts the transport costs to beira and maputu,bravo Peter,fullfill your brothers dreams,DPP woyeeeeee

Masozi Mwenifumbo
Thanks to Your Excellencies the Presidents of Malawi, Zambia, and Mozambique for such friendly developmental (and I should believe this next hot issue was also tackled) and peace discussions for the peaceful co-existence and symbiosis that all goodwill leaders and citizens of these countries should actively cherish and involve themselves in as we sojourn in the earth here. As peace and development-loving peoples, we continue to pray to the Almighty and Gracious Father, that wars should end speedily in Mozambique, and that the well-envisioned and articulated Nsanje inland port/ Waterway Project should now take its shape, with such continued-concerted efforts… Read more »

This is a good move, i for one support the initiative taken

Mmalawi umbuli siudzathabe eti? munava kuti zoti President amakhala ndi mphavu yonse ngati mmene akuchitila Ibu wanuyu? This guy from Moz akapita kwaoko akakukmana ndi anthu akwao amene angakathe kuvomelezana naye kapena kutsutsana naye pa nkhani iyi mukunenayi. Kodi nthawi ya Bingu kunalibe President ku Moz? kikkkkk Nanga poti ozathuwa omadandaula nsomba zao, pano zinatha nsombazo mu ocean mo? Inu mukakamba za kupambana chisankho chifukwa cha doko, likavota ndi dokolo? Kumayendako koona agalu amichombo,Ndipo ngato Dokolo lingatheke child trafficking ifika pati? Nanga kuphedwa kwa albinos kufika pooo? nanga Edzi kumeneko ndi umbuli wathu tilinawou? Nanga Uchembele wati wana kumeneko ndiye… Read more »

But our opposition cant support this. The way I see Chakwera, Kabwila and Msowoya they will try to frustrate the move. See they have never supported Govt efforts on cashgate

The voice

bravo Mr the end of it all,all will be well.Our God is a living God.

Nyanga Times

I don’t believe this! I dont think it is true that they were discussing nsanje port. If that was the case, why now? Why today? And why Lungu and Nyusi coming to Malawi? Mmayesa nyani ndiye amayendera Phiri. Kapena otsegula mmimba amadikirira kaye anzake amutsegulire chitseko?

I think this is a replica of Samora, Kaunda, Mugabe vs Kamuzu one day visit way back in the 80s to discuss Renamo! Kungoti we don’t have investigative journalists in Malawi.

History is repeating itself here, period!

the from the east
It’s good to live in hope because hope attaches meaning to life. And for Malawians who live in perpetual penury hoping for a prosperous future that comes through Nsanje Inland port should indeed be glittering news worth our talk. But how many times have we heard good news about the future and that future has turned into vanity. When the privatization of state owned businesses started in the early/mid ’90s the UDF government promised Malawi a glorious future but today Malawians are worse off than when government owned business enterprises. Today we are excited with the news of Zambezi water… Read more »

The issue of Nsanje Water way is good but the problem will be security. There will be a lot of security instability. We need to be careful.


This is what we need to see. Well done to the three presidents.
Transport has been making importing and exporting a nightmare for us. This is going to change everything. Well done, Mr President.

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