Malawians living in the diaspora have been urged to invest in their country of origin by initiating development programs that empower rural communities to fight poverty.
Temwa Wright, executive director of Pamoza International Organisation, said recently when M’belwa District Council officials led by District Commissioner Thomas Chirwa toured development projects her organisation is implementing in the district.
Wright who is based in Pennsylvania said her organisation is implementing various development projects in Zowe of Traditional Authority Chindi in the district that aim at empowering local communities to fight poverty.
The projects range from Christian outreach, health, agriculture, education and small scale business enterprises.
Pamoza International has already injected over K54 million in projects in Mzimba that include school bursary for both secondary and tertiary students, school feeding programs, construction of a bridge, clinic and other social amenities.
She said Malawians living in the Diaspora need to think of back home, of how they can help improve the lives of the people living in rural areas languishing in poverty.
Wright said those who have amassed wealth in the Diaspora should think of investing in their mother land in various spheres of life.
“We go out there in search of greener pastures, why can we not make the pastures green by investing in our own country?” she queried.
Wright said she has noted with sadness that many people from other countries come to invest in Malawi, make a fortune and go while there are many Malawians in the Diaspora with the financial ability to make a positive change in their motherland but they are doing nothing.
District Commissioner for Mzimba Thomas Chirwa commended Pamoza International organization for complementing government efforts in improving the lives of people especially those living among the rural masses.
Pamoza International is a Christian non-profit making organization established in 2004 by Professor Dr. Mike Mtika, a senior sociology lecturer at Eastern University in Philadelphia, USA.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :