UK’s Prince Andrew becomes Malawi investment ambassador

The Duke of York, His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, has offered to become Malawi’s Investment Ambassador as the country is shifting to an exporting economy through massive foreign direct investment (FDI).

President Mutharika with Prince Andrew: The Duke offered to be Malawi’s investment Ambassador as the country is shifting from a consumption to an exporting economy through massive foreign direct investment

President Mutharika with Prince Andrew: The Duke offered to be Malawi’s investment Ambassador as the country is shifting from a consumption to an exporting economy through massive foreign direct investment

British investors meeting Malawi President Mutharika

British investors meeting Malawi President Mutharika

A post on President Professor Peter Mutharika’s personal Facebook page disclosed that the Duke invited the Malawi leader on Tuesday for a closed door meeting at Buckingham Palace in London where the Duke made the offer.

Mutharika wrote that with over a century of close relations between the two countries, Malawi had come to be oriented along the British way of doing things in social, political, and administrative realms.

He said the country’s civil service, national assembly, judiciary, civil society, and the academia all thrived on the principles and values espoused by Her Majesty’s Government, and the entire civilized world.

“My government remains committed to entrenching the democratic ideals of good governance, human rights and the rule of law,” wrote Mutharika. “We remain a small, developing nation determined to improve our economic stature in our region and beyond, but we will also ensure that economic gains are shared by all.”

Mutharika said UK had remained Malawi’s largest bilateral donor both through the suspended budgetary support programme and direct support to the various sectors of the Malawi economy.

The President said he assured the Duke of York that Malawi government was doing all it could to make meaningful progress in reforming financial and economic management.

“This reforming process we will do not only because it is right and just, but also because we hope and look forward for the resumption of budgetary and other forms of support for the people of Malawi from Her Majesty’s government,” wrote Mutharika

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22 thoughts on “UK’s Prince Andrew becomes Malawi investment ambassador”

  1. Alex Likoswe says:

    Mr President, we can shout loud. No one will come till you make your house in order. Deal with the economy, infrastructure, institutional support, bureaucracy. The rest will follow.

  2. Patriot says:

    We really have a big problem in our country – we are excited because of the promise by an irrelevant royalty who only wants to attract a bit of attention. I strongly feel that our president’s trip to UK was, at best, ill-timed. Mind you our president was UK when world’s attention was the Climate Change conference in Paris so it’s hardly surprising that our president was meeting non-entities and, typical of us, we are over the moon with joy! By the way, have I read correctly that our president talks of Malawi as a developing country? Are we sure the country is developing? I thought tThe correct term is underdeveloped country –

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  4. Kenkkk says:

    Of all the British royals, we choose the controversial scandal ridden prince Andrew? Ha ha ha!!!

  5. choka phiri says:

    U have not seen the investers yet

  6. choonadi says:

    A Kaphaizi ndinu omvetsa chisoni. Kodi a Chakwelawo magetsiwio akawtenga kumudzi kwawo? Ma investor ena akhoza kubweletsa business ya magetsi to compete ndi escom. A president akuchita bwino.

    Kodi munthu ukakhala osauka ndiye umangokhalan duuu basi nkumati ine osauka nkumayembekeza kuti zinthu zisintha?

  7. nambewe says:

    Well done Peter! so those people who call you cluless can they explain to me how a clu less man manages to impress the west to start re investing in a poor country in Malawi?

    Keep your chin up Peter Mutharika! you are the one! forget stupid mouth breathers who criticise everything you do! they are clueless!They have no idea what it means to run a country.

  8. Kadakwiza says:

    This is good news for our country. Yes, we need investors not donors. I mean if we want to develop. But the problem is that all foreign companies coming to Malawi, they are told to do business in Blantyre or Lilongwe. And not Mzuzu. So whatever the president is doing, we know he is doing for the people of the south and central Malawi respectively. And not for Northern Region. Political leaders from the south they would like to north see north is finally dead.

  9. ben says:

    IMF and donor policies are hindering Malawi progress, if we continue keep the Kwacha as free floating inflation will never go away, this is basic economics, why has Goodall and Chuka not understood this i am suprised. Goodall did well from 2004-09 when kwacha was fixed,now eversince we floated in 2012 kwacha is losing 40% every year, and due to this inflation cannot come down, meaning disposable incomes are shrinking every single day. JB lost the election solely because of the economy in bad shape due to free floating kwacha, now its the same thing this government are failing to control inflation the reason is the same free floating kwacha, this has to be stopped immediately to stop the economic slide. IMF will say no but do they know what is in teh best interest of Malawi or is it us Malawians. Lets wake up, be heard and fight for our rights this is our country and we know what is the best for us and not IMF.

  10. Issa Kabudula says:

    We call this kubwela – Malawi can be an exporting country based on its natural resources and human capital.

  11. chimwemwe says:

    Investors amenyo wabwera akuyamba nku thawa chifukwa ma blackouts, ndi kwacha aku agwa ndaki zimbwabwe dollar, chuka ali mphwee, akuthandiza ma exporters akupeza ndalame ku exporters aka agwa kwacha

  12. Mwalusya kuvotera wamama winu....kkkk says:

    A malawi sungawamvetse too much envy koma akanakhala iwowo…

  13. kent says:

    I do not understand what this govt is doing you cannot say you can invest in Ndirande because there is mass population leaving Namiwawa where big guys with money lives.What is missing is logic we are importing everything from China yet we expect donors investing in Malawi living in Nigerian where the country is full with minerals and good pool of literate people which serves to benefit the country not the way its done in Malawi.I think we are dreaming in stupid colours britain cannott invest in an economy where the currency is not stable.thats myopic mediocre thinking from our first citizen.

  14. evil person says:

    I think all President Peter muthalika’s stories should be put under ENTERTAINMENT NEWS.

    When going to the UK he sproudly said he will meet Her majesty the queen and now you are telling us about Prince Andrew hahahaha,its really entertaining!

    In fact it seems Prince Andrew felt sorry for him to return home without stepping on Buckingham palace.

    So you thought meeting the queen is that simple,it was only the late Kamuzu Banda whom the queen feared and respected because Kamuzu could even make her leave her Buckingham palace and come to Malawi to chat with him.

    So you also said you will meet Dangote in UK,maybe I missed it,did you meet him?

    hahahahahaha

  15. Happy Eduardo says:

    MMMMMM nanunso a Kaphaizi don’t you know that the president has already worked out a plan on increase the capacity of energy generation with Goodal Gondwe signing the agreement with a Chinese company in Jo’burg yesterday. The Chinese campany will invest in the energey sector and generate about 300 MW of electricity. Please love your country. Mwatumidwa kapena?

  16. Zangaphee says:

    Abwana Professor Mutharika, “MORE FIRE” Mukubwera boo!

  17. Wanzeru Wa Kum'mawa says:

    I think some Malawians are missing the point. The fact that we are experiencing massive blackouts should not preclude investors from coming to Malawi. It is exactly one area where the investors need to focus on. In fact investors can be rest assured that when they invest in energy, there is ready high demand for the energy as such they will enjoy a swift ROI.

  18. Juliana Kanthiti Lunguzi says:

    Tsono iny=u a Malume # 1 ndi che Kapahaizi #2 mukuona ngati your galatian can turn round the tables? Bola mukanati Bushiri.

  19. kwalewera Zinyemba says:

    I applaud the president for his courage in expressing his wish for aid to Malawi. But i can only wonder why he should expect budgetary support after he declared in paeliament that time for donors is gone. Why the sudden change.

  20. Dyumali says:

    That’s a way to go APM

  21. Kaphaizi says:

    Exporting economy? My foot when there is massive blackouts? When we dont have even a factory worthy its name? Day dreaming Peter Mutharika. Kikiki Leave that to Dr Chakwera amuna ogona kosatseka.;-(;-(:-O:-D

  22. Malume says:

    Exporting economy? My foot when there is massive blackouts? When we dont have even a factory worthy its name? Day dreaming Peter Mutharika.

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