As part of contributions under the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) voluntary cooperation programme, the United Kingdom has donated television weather studio equipment worth £30, 000 (about K30 million) to the department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services.
The equipment has been donated to help improve dissemination of weather information.
Speaking Tuesday in Blantyre during the handover ceremony, Deputy British High Commissioner to Malawi, Martin Scales attributed the donation to the cordial relationship that exists between the two countries.
“The donation will help the department reach out to the public and warn people on possible climate change activities that result to humanitarian crisis. This will help reduce effects of climate change due to the accuracy of information disseminated through the equipment,” said Scales.
In his acceptance speech, Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Bright Msaka said the department will now be at par with other national meteorological services in the world.
“This is why the new equipment is significant to the dissemination of up to date weather data and information in order to protect life and property and for the socio-economic development of this country,” said Msaka.
The British government in 1999 donated the very first television weather studio equipment to Malawi that marked the initialization of broadcasting of television weather presentations in the country.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :