Britain is Malawians’ second home, President Mutharika tells Queen’s cousin

Malawian  President Professor Peter Mutharika hosted the visiting His Royal Highness Prince Richard Duke of Gloucester at Kamuzu palace Tuesday evening  where the two held discussions on several issues.

Malawian President Peter Mutharika in audience with British Royal Highness Duke of Glucester at Kamuzu Palace. -Photo by Govati Nyirenda.

Malawian President Peter Mutharika in audience with British Royal Highness Duke of Glucester at Kamuzu Palace. -Photo by Govati Nyirenda.

The Duke of Gloucester is The Queen’s cousin and a full-time working member of the Royal Family. He attends national and international events in support of The Queen and her duties as Head of State, as well as undertaking extensive public duties and engagements every year reflecting his own interests and charities.

In his address, Mutharika said the governments of Britain and Malawi have been enjoying cordial relations which have resulted into many Malawians regarding Britain as their second home.

“There are many Malawians in Britain and in fact, Britain has more Malawian doctors than those that serve in Malawi.

“Many Malawians including me have British qualifications,” he said.

Mutharika hailed the support that the British government has been giving to Malawi in several sectors like health, humanitarian and education.

He said Malawi appreciates how Britain has contributed towards improving education in Malawi by providing education facilities and scholarships for Malawians to study in universities in the United Kingdom.

“We believe education is the right means of human capital, therefore investing in education is essential for development of this country.

“We have recently started constructing community colleges to provide skills to our young men and we hope by the end of this year, we will have a community college in each of the 28 districts,” Mutharika said.

The President also commended  the Duke of Gloucester’s  support in promoting girl child education and his contributions in wildlife conservation and management.

In his remarks, the Duke of Gloucester  said he was happy to be in Malawi and was impressed to see how committed the country has been in conserving wildlife.

He said the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust has done a commendable job in taking a leading role in fighting illegal wildlife activities like poaching.

The Royal was also impressed with what he witnessed in some of his visits he had made around the country.

“We went to see some projects which are encouraging farmers to grow resilient crops. It was quiet exciting to meet people whose lives have changed due to these projects,” he  said.

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I hope that, when President Mutharika’s cousins visit England, they are treated with the same hospitality and respect that England’s queen’s cousins receive when they visit Malawi. We don’t need to look for long to identify the source of our tolerance for nepotism. Why should we pander so abjectly to English nepotism? If they choose to squander privilege, respect, and a significant part of their national wealth on people who are qualified for positions of authority and responsibility by mere kinship to the head of state rather than by competitive certification and open application, that is their choice. The English… Read more »
Jesus is Lord

If the UK is Mutharika’s second home, then he must really feel comfortable around transgenders, sodomites, 40%+ atheists, just saying

Mbonga Matoga

So if the UK is most Malawians second home why are you delaying the duo citizenship that you promised during the campaign before you got elected?


Good point Mtonga Matoga. Most importantly, why do Malawians need a visa to visit their own (second) home. We should visit each other without constraints of having to go through laborious visa applications, which at times get denied. We need good negotiators in your midst to open up UK for Malawians. We are very peaceful people so it’s shouldnt be difficult to convince our masters. Just fire all corrupt immigration employees who are corrupt who don’t hesitate giving fraudulent passports to undesirable foreigners.

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