Chakwera welcomes South African farmers to invest in Malawi: Kokoliliko gets mega farms

President Lazarus Chakwera has offered hope to South African farmers, particularly white Afrikaans – who are facing horrific circumstances of land redistribution and violence, saying they will be welcomed to invest in Malawi to help boost the country’ agriculture-economy.

Suleman: Kokoliliko has ventured into the agriculture sector through a mega farm
Chakwera:  South African farmers would be welcome to Malawi

Chakwera welcomes the South African farmers during a live virtual interview held at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe and hosted by Invest Africa, a leading pan-African business platform that promotes trade and investment in Africa.

He was responding to a question by the hosts, who asked him: “Malawi is perhaps best known for its agriculture. What type of opportunities are there for farmers and will you, for example welcome farmers from South Africa who are looking to expand, or even move out of South Africa to Malawi?”

The Malawi leader said South African farmers would be welcomed to invest in the country “and help boost the country’s agriculture sector.”

Chakwera said his administration is pursuing policies that will attract foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country to help advance efforts to get Malawi out of poverty.

The President said the agriculture sector also presents vast opportunities for investors ranging from fertiliser production, mega farming value-addition and storage facilities for agriculture produce.

Meanwhile, Kokoliliko Holdings LTD (KH), which is opening its operations this Tuesday September 1, has operational interests in agriculture to compliment the government’s food security and 1 million job creations agenda.

According to Malawi Congress Party (MCP) official behind Kokoliliko, Daud Suleman, the KH Limited has ventured into the agriculture sector through a mega farm.

He disclosed that a 500ha of land has been secured in the central region for farming and another 300ha of land has already been contracted to seed multiplication.

“Ground preparation works are under way,” said Suleman.

Kokoliliko has also embarked on rehabilitating three farm training institutes in Mzimba, Kasungu and Mulanje, to be used for Agribusiness vocational training for youth and women in the value chain.

According to Suleman, Kokoliliko will also have an initiative to allow anyone interested in farming to conduct business through its Agriculture clubs.

“Ordinary citizens pull funds together to enable an investment in an Agri area. The day to day management will be outsourced to the Agri clubs. We will employ cutting engage technology to ensure both the investor is secured and the farmers get value for money on their efforts,” said Suleman.

Kokoliko Holdings appointed Dan Makata as it board chairperson.

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Wilfred Nandoli
Wilfred Nandoli
9 months ago

You better not sale malawi now brother reverend

Mina
Mina
9 months ago

Azungu Ali NDI kuthekela kokonza dziko mu zambiri even zintchito mdziko zimapezeka. Ku south Africa chifukwa ndi mixture ya azungu NDI akuda ma foreigners NDI enidziko akuda amapezako ntchito, ku Zimbabwe they chased white people awo anaononga dziko from 2000-mpaka lero Zim ili pa umphawi wadzaoneni. Angeleziwa Ali nako kuthekela kotukula dziko komanso alendo amadzetsa Chuma mdziko pamene eniakenso akuda apatsidwe Mbali yawo.

chimbirajembe
9 months ago

Mr President,
You dont have to bring south Africans to farm in our beautiful and peaceful country. You have a lot of human capital which, if put to good use, can transform the agriculture sector. Bring deliberate policies that will avoid importation of agricultural products which can be produced within the country.
If South Africa has rejected these farmers, do you think Malawi has vast land for foreigners? I chose to differ with you.
Malawi will be developed by Malawians, and not illconceived rejected foreigners.

Wilfred Nandoli
Wilfred Nandoli
9 months ago
Reply to  chimbirajembe

That’s right G

Chitolerapapo
Chitolerapapo
9 months ago

Kokoliko holding limited is now on agriculture, and last time the story was to install IT platforms in all schools.

Malawiano
Malawiano
9 months ago

What an idiotic decision… Why not empower Malawians to do that… Invest in your own people for God’s sake

Wilfred Nandoli
Wilfred Nandoli
9 months ago
Reply to  Malawiano

Idiot to the idiot’s

ja man
ja man
9 months ago

PASTOR CHAKWERA ,MR PRESIDENT EXPECT BLOODSHED ON YOUR HANDS IF YOU LET THEM TAKE OUR LAND.STICK ON INVESTMENT ITS A GOOD IDEA, AMEND YOUR RULES ON THIS MATTER.

WE HAVE GOOD EXAMPLE IN RSA & ZIMBABWE.I THINK WE CAN LEARN FROM THEM.,

Reuben
Reuben
9 months ago

For the fact of investing its a good idea and Mr President DONT EVER THINK OF SELLING THEM FARMS OR LAND.It will be a war in the near future mark my words.

Sold to Foreigners
Sold to Foreigners
9 months ago

I said it before. This so called ” man of god” is pro foreigner. pro sale the country to the highest bidder. That is why he can even offer some bogus rejects from South Africa to come and farm in Malawi. Instead of going to teach some Malawians on how to farm and create food security. All I can say is Malawians wake up. In 56 years if you can’t grow your own. Its even disgusting that this so called leader or president has not thought or being ill advised to get South African farmers when already in South Africa… Read more »

Quarantina
Quarantina
9 months ago

Why should we invite white South Africans to come invest in Malawi? Bunda College of Agriculture, now LUANAR, has been producing hundreds of agriculturists yearly since it was established. Where do all the graduates go? During the Bingu regime, I remember one named Lobin Lowe, the present Minister of Agriculture and a professional agriculturalist himself, gave a lengthy interview on TV strongly espousing the fact that Malawi has got experts in all fields of agriculture, viz, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agronomy, horticulture, irrigation, etc, that we don’t need foreign experts. What we need are financial resources, and material resources like… Read more »

Manyatwako
Manyatwako
9 months ago

I would like to know is kokoliko a public organisation or what? What is it’s interest in govt training colleges, who funds it ? Chakwera becareful, we have no time on such debate

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