Ambassador of Egypt to Malawi, Maher El-Adawy has encouraged beneficiaries of capacity building programmes offered by his country to embrace the slogan ‘Make Malawi Great Again #MMGA.’
In an exclusive interview with Malawi News Agency Thursday, El-Adawy said Malawians who get training opportunities abroad should resist the temptation of staying in foreign countries after completing their training programmes.
The Egyptian ambassador expressed hope that people being trained in Egypt can come back to Malawi and fully utilize their newly acquired knowledge and skills to help make #MMGA.
“In Agriculture for example, Malawi used to utilize in the seventies animals to plough land, instead of moving forward to utilize machines, many farmers are using neither. In a sense farming has gone backwards.
“When they do their training in Egypt, it is my hope that they will acquire the required skills and network to move forward and come back home to fully utilize these opportunities which can lead to #MMGA,” he said.
The ambassador added that the idea is to move forward step by step and that Malawi learns from its development partners in the north of the continent.
On Wednesday, Egypt awarded a further 27 capacity building training programmes to Malawians in the fields of security, health and information.
The new beneficiaries brings to a total of 203 for the year 2016. 73 of the 203 are in the field of security while in 2015, 55 of the 157 Malawians who attended the capacity building training were security personnel.
“Security is crucial, without security you will never have investment. It is a prerequisite for any development and #MMGA.
“I am optimistic about the future and no one should give up to make #MMGA. It will take time but it is step by step and Egypt is here to help,” he said.
Meanwhile, Home Affairs and Internal Security Minister, Grace Chiumia has expressed government’s gratitude for the continued benefits from the bilateral relations between the two countries.
She said the capacity building programs have had massive impact on Malawi as evidenced by the reduction of crime rates in the country.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :