Mutharika opens Naminjiwa Community College: Calls on Malawians to accept reforms

President Peter Mutharika has asked Malawians to unite for a common purpose and accept the reforms his administration is championing to transform the country.

Mutharika at Naminjiwa Community College

Mutharika at Naminjiwa Community College

Mutharika said this when he officially opened Naminjiwa Community College in Phalombe district on Wednesday.

The opening of the college also marked the launch of the Community Technical Colleges (CTC) programme in the southern region.

Similar programmes were launched at Ngala in Karonga, northern region and Mponela in Dowa, central region, respectively.

Mutharika told the gathering that the community colleges will create new skills, decent jobs, new businesses, and new industries.

He said every constituency must have a community college to lift the country out of poverty.

Mutharika then called Malawians to support and embrace the community college concept.

“The quality of products I have seen on display clearly demonstratesthat we can make Malawi an exporting economy. Yes we can! We can create more jobs, create more wealth and reduce our dependence on importing. That we can! And we must!

“But this country will not move forward if we do not unite on a common purpose. Sometimes, we know what we don’t want; but we don’t know what we want. We know we don’t want poverty. But are we ready to do what it takes to get out of poverty?We want transformation leadership to change this country. But when transformation comes, we don’t want to accept reforms.

“We know we don’t want basic leaders who lack imagination of a higher vision for this country. But when a visionary leader comes, we are happy to demonise him and undermine his leadership. What do we really want as a people?,” wondered Mutharika.

He said the programmes has received overwhelming local and international support with the European Union and the World Bank pledging resources in support of this program.

Mutharika also claimed that  the Chinese government has agreed to construct five new Community Technical Colleges in this country.

“This country will not change if we the people don’t change. And there is nobody else who can change you but yourself. Developing this country depends on nobody but you and I.

“The Community Colleges Program has a very high capacity to reduce poverty. Evidence all over the world has shown that the only sure way of ensuring sustainable poverty eradication is by creating jobs. However, this will not happen unless you support and embrace the vision as your own. I began the vision, but now this is your vision – our vision together,” asserted Mutharika

He also appealed to all Malawians “not be derailed”, but they should rather “keep moving with one spirit, as one people, to one destiny”, describing the community college as a symbol of that development.

Mutharika also hailed the Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) for the donation of a complete ICT Center at this college, which opened its doors in February this year.

Eleven colleges have so far been opened across the country.

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Chinyama Phiri

failing to pay teachers on existing schools mukatsegula zina amwene upolofesala wanuwu bod a Muluzi osaphunzira angaganizekonso bwino ndithu


That is innovations at its best, we will have more skilled people now in Malawi


Kkkkkkk aah, na pama community college I support the idea.
Zowona ndithu achotsa jce ndikuika community college, kaya entry qualification ndichani? Kkkkkkkk.


Those things are not export worthy, …….we have a long way to go. Lord help us!!!


Amayiwo ngati asenza degu pamutupo Kapena muli ntsuko mudukumo

Benson Chirwa

Total lie Mr President – we cannot have 193 colleges like one per constituency. Wait until they’re reduced. Please remember them with starter packs after graduation.

Francis Kaisi

What happened to your brother’s vision of Msanje port?????? Waste money. Im missing Ngwazi the real visionary.

Hello Malawians, I painfully conclude that Malawians are lazy in mind (not physical fitness – no, we are fit and energetic), but I mean lack of vision and morals. Why on Earth, – funny indeed for Malawians, do we expect pple just to be iddle (doing nothing) and then begs or sometimes demand fairly rich pple or government to give them free handouts. Really? We all need to gain and have basic skills. In addition we need to add value to our things. Without pointing figures nor praising anybody here: I think this idea of Community Colleges should be encouraged… Read more »
Brian M Manda
Lets take Malawi as Malawi not as America or any other developed country. We have failed to develope with our standing Universities so are we really sure that this we will make it with these things we are sellinh now? i mean the so called community technical colleges? What about sustainability issue? are we sure that the graduates will have the required skills to be standalone citizens after their training whereby they will be trained as job cerators and not seekers? with these economic hardships are we going to achieve that? ok fyn lets not build castles in the air… Read more »
mtate mike rsa

U r failing to recruit nurses,medics and then u open the shit of collegs for wat xool fees is high for revenue so that u keep on stealing fuck u

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