Norway Prime Minister visits Malawi to launch girls’ education programme

Norway Prime Minister Ms. Erna Solberg will visit Malawi to among others to launch a girls’ education programme that will be implemented jointly by 3 UN Agencies; UNICEF, UNFPA and WFP, it has been disclosed.

According to Kusali Kubwalo, Unicef Communications Officer, the three agencies have teamed up to a girls’ education programme aimed at encouraging more girls attain quality education which be implemented initially in schools in Dedza and Salima districts in central Malawi and Mangochi district in southern Malawi.

Kubwalo said in a statement that “Improving Access and Quality of Education for Girls in Malawi” is a three-year joint programme that will provide a range of interventions to address key known threats to girls’ education which are poor food and nutrition.

Norway Prime Minister Ms. Erna Solberg

Norway Prime Minister Ms. Erna Solberg

Norway primier will launch the project with Malawi’s Minister of Education Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano in Dedza.

Meanwhile, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s, George Mkondiwa has disclosed the itenary of Norway Prime Minister in Malawi.

Mkondiwa said Solberg will arrive on July 1 through Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe.

“ Norwegian Prime Minister Solberg will be coming to Malawi on July 1 and leave the next day July 2,” Mkondiwa said.

“Because it is a two day visit and time is limited the prime minister will only tour some of the projects in the central region,” he explained.

It is expect that Solberg will also visit Nkhoma Nursing College which is under Nkhoma CCAP Synod.

The Prime Minister was appointed co-chair of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Advocacy Group by United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon in November 2013.

The second co-chair of the group is the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame. The Group supports the Secretary-General in mobilizing global action for the benefit of the poor and most vulnerable, aiming for the achievement of the Malawi Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 target date.

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