UN wants Malawi to take Africa leadership

Malawi has been asked to take African leadership in driving the agenda against poverty through democratization, financial probity and peace facilitation.

According to President Peter Mutharika, this is what Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki Moon, asked him to do during their meeting in New York on Thursday.

Malawi President Mutharika on Thursday met United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon at the UN Headquarters.

Malawi President Mutharika on Thursday met United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon at the UN Headquarters.

In an interview, Mutharika said the UN chief wants Malawi to help push for resources to be used for financing the fight against poverty.

“He said this can be done by providing assurances to those giving the help that the resources will be used for the intended purposes,” he said about what Ki Moon raised during their meeting.

The Malawi leader added that Malawi will also need to provide leadership through mediation in conflicts which remove the conditions for development.

“We need peace in Africa because it is a condition for development,” said Mutharika. “In this regard, the secretary general was pleased with the role that Malawi plays in peace-keeping under the UN umbrella.”

The UN boss also said he followed with interest Malawi’s first tripartite elections and expressed pleasure at the peaceful handover of power, Mutharika told the press.

“We therefore can use our ability to hold peaceful elections to help entrench democracy in Africa,” Mutharika said.

This was the first meeting that Mutharika held with the UN secretary general since being elected Malawi president.

He is in New York to attend the General Assembly and he will make his maiden speech as Malawi’s first citizen.

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Azungu inu go go away plz zamanyi zanuzo ife ayi nsogoleriwathu anali GADAFI munatiphera inuyo nnatigogo


This is what we want ,just because the country is poor it doesn’t mean even upstairs in the brain we’re also poor know !!! Knowledge is there + wisdom and this is just the beginning more will be offered.opportunity for malawi as a whole not as un individual or a party .thumbs up for that recognition of APM our state president.put deferences away and don’t put politics on this .but hold hands and develop malawi and africa


Izi zikufanana ndi kholo lomuuza mwana kuti limugulira ndege akhakhoza mayeso chonsecho likumumana olo njinga yakapalasa(No aid to make us dvlop and be exemple as moon wants). Koma poti mwanayo ngopusa nkale,amvekere ababa akuti andigulira ndege. Zoseketsa ndithu.


Away from here please! I thought you are like your late brother, Ban seems to say.

A Phiri

thats true a poor country can advise others. its just poverty because we dont have enough money BUT africans have wisdom. go for it APM we are proud of you.


What? This can’t be true. Did he hear properly this man? Am laughing out loud.


How can a blind a fellow blind? Mr ki Moon and APM, how can a poor country guide other better countries to fight against poverty?


Now I connect, Banki Moon came to Malawi just to release those two men who wanted to wed each other. So, given the stories we hear about our own man, perhaps Banki Moon sees, in Malawi – African leadership in same sex marriages

Black Market

Peace in African is always broken up by azungu who come to rob us of our resources, how can Africans restore order and peace when it is them who fuel wars and inflate hunger and poverty in Africa?

Its impossible, bringing order to Africa means no food and dwindling development in azungu nations because they depend on Africa to survive. This is propaganda and pusi pusi by anyamata akatapila aja IMF and World Bank, dont forget these guys are one. Study and understand International Politics, then u will understand me.

vincent kaliati

Ndikumva kukoma nanu inu DPP

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