First Lady hails staff at Malawi mission in Kenya for exploring trade opportunities

The First Lady said with consistency and support from the government and all Malawians, trade and business opportunities can help uplift the livelihood of people from the two countries.

She was responding to remarks by the Malawi High Commissioner to Kenya Ms Agrina Mussa who said since she took up her position late last year, she has noted that Kenyans are benefitting more from Malawi.

According to Ms Mussa, Kenyans are importing tea and nuts from Malawi but Malawi is not buying anything from Kenya.

She said for this reason, her office has embarked on a learning experience to ascertain how Malawi can benefit from her relation with Kenya.

Speaking when she met in audience with employees from the Malawi mission in Kenya, Dr Mutharika said it is always important to explore ways of harnessing the relations between the two countries to make sure that both countries benefit.

She also expressed gratitude to the mission’s support to the government’s various initiatives.

The First Lady is in Kenya where she was attending the Africa Health Agenda International Conference 2017 organised by AMREF.

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5 years ago

What is this embarrassment of a High Commissioner babbling about?. The problem of sending relatives to Diplomatic Missions who don’t grasp issues. International trade is not about Tea and Nuts only.

Kenya is benefiting a lot than Malawi on the trade between the two countries. Services like Kenya Airways, manufactured goods from Kenya that are coming to Malawi. Malawi as usual send bulky low value unprocessed products while Kenya is sending to Malawi high value processed goods.

If this is the calibre of High Commissioners, Malawi has then its as good as not sending High Commissioners.

peter chipo
peter chipo
5 years ago

Does our High Commissioner in Nairobi understand international trade and Balance of Payments? Shame on us Malawians for sending such half baked Diplomats who are politically connected.

In terms of trade, we are benefiting more from Kenya because they are importing more from Malawi than we are importing from they are giving us more forex than we are giving them.

We are better off importing machinery for industrial production from Kenya, if possible, than finished consumption goods..

5 years ago
Reply to  peter chipo

Exactly my thoughts when I read that, It is not an issue for us to import less from Kenya we are the ones winning if anything the Kenyans should be the ones raising the concern that we have to buy more for them. The High Commissioner should be encouraging Malawians to export not import.

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