The Chinese Ambassador to Malawi, Zhang Qingyang has urged Malawians to develop entrepreneurial spirit and venture into small scale businesses to help strengthen the country’s ailing economy.
Chinese envoy made the call when he officially handed-over two bore holes to Lufaneti and Khwiliro villages in Mulanje South West Constituency, whose Parliamentarian is Dr. George Chaponda, also Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The two facilities will be benefit over 350,000 people in area, according to Traditional Authority (T/A) Mthiramanja.
Ambassador Qingyang urged the communities to be industrious, observing no country can achieve sustainable economic growth without diversifying trade with small businesses.
“You may wish to know that China is doing well because of the hard-working spirit of its people. People in China are very industrious and they don’t just wait for government’s interventions to uplift their welfare.
“Small scale businesses play a pivotal role to emerging economies and Malawi require more small scale businesses to advance its economy,” said Ambassador Qingyang.
He therefore said his government is committed to supporting such initiative, apart providing the nation with funds for various development projects.
In his remarks, Chaponda described the Chinese Ambassador Qingyang as Malawi’s true friend.
He also hailed the People’s Republic of China’s support in transforming the country’s socioeconomic landscape.
The Foreign Affairs Minister further said since the establishment of the relationship in 2007, China has become Malawi’s true friend and has assisted in financing, infrastructure development; capacity building and disaster relief and risk management, among others.
“I am also very certain that China will assist us in terms of food security. At the moment, dry spells have damaged our crops and this will certainly to lead to food challenges.
“We require Chinese government’s support in our interventions and efforts to support the rural masses,” said Chaponda.
He added, “His Excellency Qingyand is not just an Ambassador, but also a good friend. He could have easily delegated and asked officials from his office to come, but he has traveled to be part of this ceremony and appreciate challenge being faced here.
“They have transformed the landscape of Malawi and they will certainly continue doing good work for the betterment of Malawians.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :