Mutharika says in 5 years Malawi to transform into skilled, export oriented economy

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has said his government has stepped up efforts aimed at transforming the country into a more skilled and export oriented economy within five years.

Mutharika speaking at the panel

Mutharika speaking at the panel

Mutharika in China listening at the opening of World Economic Forum

Mutharika in China listening at the opening of World Economic Forum

Mutharika made the sentiments during a Televised Session cast live on CNBC-Africa which was part of the World Economic Forum summit dubbed ‘Annual Meeting of the new champions’ currently taking place in Dalian, China.

“I think China had been very pragmatic in its approach by focusing on rural development; we are doing the same in Malawi. We have decided to take a massive training approach for the youth in rural areas we are moving social amenities such as schools and hospitals to rural areas where most people are; we give them skills training right there.

“As in my case, I want in five years from now people should say we are better off than we were before. I want a society where people are happier than they were before; people with better incomes, good houses, good roads and better services,” Mutharika said.

Asked as to whether China’s economic woes can have influence on Malawi, Mutharika observed that economic challenges facing China would have negative impact on Malawi.

“China is crucial partner to Malawi since 2008, they have been supporting us in a number of areas such as irrigation and infrastructure development, it is also a free trade area for over 400 products,” said Mutharika.

World Economic Forum is a platform that brings together World leaders ranging from political to business to discuss challenges facing trade and investment across the Global.

This year’s meeting is called Annual Meeting of the New Champions and is being held from September 9-11 at Dalian International Conference Centre (DICC) for the second year running under the theme “charting a new course for growth’.

The Forum is expected to draw together about 2 thousand delegates.

CNBC Africa Executive Director Bronwyn Nielsen hosted the one hour panel discussion which also had Marcos Vinicius de Souza Brazilian Secretary of Innovations, Kevin Lu Chief Executive Officer and member of the Global Executive Board Partners Group Singapore and Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao, Chief Minister of Telengana India.

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Frank Mafaiti
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Where Malawi Z Going?

vavlov
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Malawi president is a great dreamer, he drops promises which he has no clue of delivering on.

SENGABAY
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A president anapita ku workshop ya kunja kumadyako tima alawasi uku akunamiziria kugwira nthito…….siku lina nafeso Malawi wathu akazalemera tikawalimileko nsewu ndi public service refomu abale athu a ku chayinawa chifukwa iwowo atithandiza kwabasi

Brazilian wax
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At 20, your comment is interesting but smacks the identity of someone with little knowledge of what the high office of the president is expected of doing. At first level of thinking you sound right to assert that we shouldn’t expect the president to end/alleviate our economic plight in the country rather we should work hard on our own. You seem to be inductively generating a theory that society operates in a disorganized vacuum. Interesting! we have such mindset citizen in majority in Malawi. But have you ever wondered why the president is accorded the respect, the resources and all… Read more »
Brazilian wax
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At 6, first let me thank you that you read my comment but you didn’t read it in between lines or you are just one of those blind apologists of Peter Mutharika. It’s possible that you don’t know the distinction between an event and a process. For your benefit, an event is just a one time occurence. And in that case you can hardly trace any build up to it. In the contrary, a process is an occurence that comes about after a series of evident stages towards it’s materialization. Now, I don’t know whether you are in Malawi or… Read more »
VERRY GOOGfrank
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NICE PICTURE

Jang'ala
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Let’s wait and see.

angoni apaphata
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Bola mwana ndithu. Awa ndi mavuto. Tsopano mpando akhalirawo eishhhhhhh

Mika Kumbire
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I don’t like some nyasa times writers. But sometimes the comments made here seem to be bent on making nyasa times petty and a big joke. Nyasa times be careful. The content of your information may deliberately be eroded by nasty and obscene comments.

The writer of this article has written a neutral and independent piece but some comments simply want to dilute it by diverting attention to real issues.

The Most Concerned
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That’s our Visionery Leader. Following the footsteps of his Visionery brother….

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