Mutharika says UN trip immense success: ‘Malawi to benefit alot’

The Malawi leader Peter Mutharika left New York, United States of America (USA) back to Malawi on Sunday evening after describing his 14-day in America as successful.

“It has been highly successful,” said Mutharika in his last interview to give while in New York. “We have managed to do almost everything we had set out.”

The President said he and his team managed to meet development partners for aid, business captains for trade corporation and investors take up investment opportunities in Malawi.

Mutharika: We have managed to do almost everything we had set out

Mutharika: We have managed to do almost everything we had set out

“Of course we also managed to meet with the UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon who flattered us with an encouragement to be a country of influence on the African continent on matters of democracy, human rights, peacekeeping, health, trade and investment,” he recalled.

Besides, Mutharika said, he was pleased to have addressed the UN General Assembly where he looked at what needs to be done by the membership of the UN to have a successful Post-2015 period after the expiry of the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) implementation time span.

“I am also pleased that I was one of the few leaders that talked about the need of finding peace between Israel and Palestine,” he said.

Mutharika said he was also pleased with the support that his concept of introducing technical colleges in all districts in Malawi for skills training has received internationally.

“We have managed to identify donors to support this project. Among them is Mr George Soros whom I met a few days ago,” said Mutharika.

Soros is an American philanthropist who participates in development and humanitarian work in different parts of the world, especially in developing and low income countries.

“I am currently talking to different people in China, India and here to help us with teachers, teaching and learning materials,” said Mutharika.

At the rate things are going, the Malawi leader, he revealed that the first phase of introducing the technical colleges in all the 28 districts of Malawi will roll out in January 2015.

“The second phase will involve introducing the colleges in all the 193 constituencies that we have,” he disclosed.

He explained that secret behind the overwhelming support the concept has received is the universal acknowledgement that it is not possible for government to absorb all the people that are not employed.

“Jobs are few. That is why it is important that we train others to employ themselves and create jobs for others,” he explained.

Mutharika also said that three days after making a presentation to the Corporate Council for Africa (CCA), an American group that fosters investment in Africa, about 8 companies have been in touch with him expressing interest to invest in Malawi.

“One of them which is led by John Hinks (chairman of CCA) is interested to invest in power generation using biomass. He will be coming to Malawi in the next fortnight for discussions,” said Mutharika.

The Malawi leader was in the USA to attend the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Frank alick
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I dnt tnk its all tru n I dnt tnk it wil happen coz his brother used 2 say d sme tings

hst
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It is good to have ambitious plans, and as President he can project these plans, but plans must be realistic. At the current level of economic growth, I tend to agree with somebody who says we will not have the demand to sustain all those 193 TCs. Why not start with a few of these over the next 5 years, and if it turns out that you surpass the target, that will be to your credit. Otherwise there is no point setting an unrealistic target. If this was to come from private sector investment alone, perhaps I would have no… Read more »
I fear another 5 years wasted with DPP
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I fear another 5 years wasted with DPP
I agree with those who argue that we should give APM chance. However, my biggest concern (and therefore suspicion) is that the DPP government appears unprepared to govern and in the process they make so many ridiculous promises which will frustrate the people big time. For example in a space on 30 days they have announced three big projects being: 1). Building a new stadium (this will not cost less than 4o billion kwacha 2). Constructuion of another university in the North (another 40 Billion +) 3). Construction of Colleges in all 28 Districts (by the way this includes Likoma… Read more »
wobeba wanga
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I commend mr president for the great job done

Zoona
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Thanks A President

FCK
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I say Mr. President I don’t agree with what you are saying of american investors coming to invest in Malawi. i very much doubt all your predecessors went there were promised the same do we have any investor from usa zero ask yourself Mr President if you are to succeed, i very much doubt may be on security yes but on others forget first put your house in order may be as it is they just wanted to make you happy otherwise your blotted entourage had a very good time in usa for nothing on our taxes

FCK
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Iam afraid i don’t agree with what Mr. president is saying i still think H

What a joke of a leader
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What a joke of a leader
Reply to 5.1 This is a chicken and egg situation. You cannot talk of building colleges before you build the road , telephone, electricity to the college. In fact the cost of the road to the college is far greater than the college itself. Should I add water? If colleges were to be built in all the 193 constituencies then Malawi would have developed overnight as it means the country has roads, telephone, water, electricty etc, etc throughout the country. For sure we would not be talking about federalism/decentralised system. Malawi does not have money to do all this in… Read more »
The Truthful One from the West
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The Truthful One from the West

Nothing knew here. Every president praises himself or herself when they come back. There is nothing to praise Peter Mutharika for. This is why this country is still desperately poor 50years after independence because we easily accept lies. I repeat the Nsanje Inland port is a white elephant that will not materialise.

Bright
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Mr president thats wat we call ”serious bussiness”

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