Chakwera visits Tanzania: To resolve Cargo Centre challenges, mum on Lake Malawi dispute

President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera has gone to Tanzania for a three-day State visit on the back of un resolved boundary dispute on Lake Malawi but will visit the Malawi Cargo Centre, the port of Dar es Salaam and also inaugurate the Mbezi Luis Upcountry Bus Terminal.

Chakwera with First Lady at airport before heading to Tanzania
Chakwera speaking before departure
President Chakwera: Off on another foreign trip
Journey man: Chakwera off to Tanzania

Speaking at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) on Wednesday morning before departure, President Chakwera said he decided to finish his preliminary trips with his neighbouring countries by visiting Tanzania which he said is critical because the cargo centre.

Chakwera said he will get first-hand information on how goods – including those destined for Malawi – are handled at the Port of Dar es Salaam.

“I will appreciate myself the challenges that are there and how best we can resolve them,” said Chakwera.

The port acts as a gateway for commerce and trade for Tanzania and numerous bordering landlocked states like Malawi.

In the Malawi history former Vice President Khumbo Kachali visited the Malawi Cargo Centre in 2012.

Malawi Cargo Centre was opened decades ago 20 ago following the closure of Beira and Nacala routes due to civil war in Mozambique in the 1980s.

The MCC has at the moment have the capacity to handle dry cargo of about 12,000 metric tonnes in its warehouse and 20 Million litres of fuel in Dar es Salaam and 4 million litres in Mbeya.

Malawi’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Eisenhower Mkaka described the visit as very important considering the strategic nature of Tanzania which apart from sharing borders with Malawi, is also the main route which is used to transport both wet and dry cargo.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there is no mention of discussions on border dispute with Tanzania on Lake Malawi.

“The cooperation between Tanzania and Malawi has been cordial and strengthening each passing day. The two countries, which are both members of Southern Africa Development Community, have been cooperating in areas of politics, defence and security, economy and social aspects,@” the statement , written in Swahili, reads.

Since assuming power in June this year, the Malawian President has since visited Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to further strengthen relationships between Malawi and neighbouring countries.

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Concerned citizen
8 months ago

In room 7 at road traffic, there are 3 computer, but only one is being used, despite many officers just walking around. It takes approximately 10 minutes to hel

Wilkork
Wilkork
8 months ago

Mukakawona, Chinese za mangeni kuno, tizizatolera misonkha, Dziko lanji lowopa alendo nkumangozunzana tokhatokha

Ndi Bwana Wathu
Ndi Bwana Wathu
8 months ago

Now its His Excellency Talk Talk Fly Fly Chakwera, all Talk & Fly but so many unkept promises to voters. We want SKC.

Top
Top
8 months ago

kambanitu za nyanja.

Kambewa Ngozo
8 months ago
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Foseki
What did APM do all those years. What about Bingu Bingiza Muthalika and Bakili do about v nyanja.
The current president has the best approach to sort out the mess which Mbuyanu Uja wopanda Mamu Mkamwa left

PHRIWAPHIRI
8 months ago

GLOBBOL TROTTERrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ANAKATI NDI APM BWENZI ILI NKHANI KOMA POTI AGOSPEL KAZAKO SIKONO ILIPAKAMWA WHAT CAN HE SAY SHAME.GOSPEL, YOU WEREA FIGHTER FOR POOR BUT NOW PRIORITIES ARE UPSIDE DOWN.LOOK AT YOUR ZBS ITS NO LONGER THE SAME.WHAT A SHAME, NOW WE HAVE RAINBOW KOMA NDITHU A KAZAKO? ANTHU AKUKUDANDAUKANI BWANA

Chisyano
8 months ago

Good

Noxy
8 months ago

Priorities upside down

Phwisa
Phwisa
8 months ago

So Malawi has lost part of its lake for good. But why. I have no words

Kambewa Ngozo
8 months ago
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Foseki what did Bakili
Bingu Bingiza Muthalika and Peter Muthalika do all those years.
Akutuma

Mtumwi
Mtumwi
8 months ago

That’s the way to go Mr President. We know it’s for the general good of this country. May God bless you and Malawi!

Tonse
Tonse
8 months ago

Build bus and train terminals here we need such developments osamakangotsekula zanzanu

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