Germany gives Malawi 53m Euros for poverty reduction

Germany on Tuesday gave Malawi 53million Euros which will, among others, help in reducing the country’s growing population and poverty rates.

The money will also be used to improve the health sector through quality health care services.

Speaking to journalists after she held talks with President Mrs Joyce Banda at the New State House in Lilongwe, Germany’s Parliamentary State Secretary, Ms Gudrun Kopp said her government was committed to helping Malawi improve the welfare of its citizen.

Kopp said the population growth rates for Malawi were worrisome and called for immediate intervention.

German Parliamentary Secretary, Ms Grudrum Kopp talking to the presss after meeting President Banda at the State House

“My trip to Malawi was to have first hand information about the country and also discuss with her Excellency on projects and programmes that Germany can do for the people of Malawi.

“We have discussed with the president a number of issues, but the prime issue was how we can assist in improving the health sector and also participate in the promotion of good care for mothers so to reduce rates of mortality,” she said.

Kopp also discussed with Banda how Malawi could encourage young girls continue with education for them to become reliable citizens.

She disclosed that Germany had many programmes for Malawi but they needed first to have guidance from the Malawi government.

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