Gordon Brown to support education in Malawi: Meets Mutharika

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he will use his position of United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education to mobilize resources to support various aspects of education in Malawi.

Speaking after meeting with Malawi President Peter Mutharika in New York, United States of America (USA) Tuesday, Brown said Malawi was already on the right path where it needs to be supported.

Brown: Met Mutharika in New York and pledged support to Malawi education

Brown: Met Mutharika in New York and pledged support to Malawi education

“We have set ourselves a lot of targets for next year and we should be able to find the resources to realize these targets,” said Brown.

He said he was pleased with efforts that are being made in Malawi to expand access to education by the girl-child and bring those that dropped out back to school.

“What we need to do is to make sure that better facilities are provided especially in schools that educate girls so that we are able to retain them in there,” he said.

President Mutharika said that during the meeting with Brown representatives of various international organizations and multi-lateral institutions pledged their support to different aspects of Malawi’s development agenda.

“But they are particularly interested in assisting Malawi achieve universal education,” he said.

Mutharika disclosed that his government will collaborate with Brown and the development partners to get more girls into schools.

“I am informed that last year we were able to increase the number of girls into our schools by 62 percent and this year we are looking forward to increasing the numbers to about 82 percent. This means we are doing a good job,” he said.

As Special Envoy, Brown devotes himself to working closely with all key partners to help galvanize support for the Secretary-General’s Global Initiative on Education (Education First), which aims to achieve quality, relevant, and inclusive education for every child.

He focuses on countries with the highest burden of children out of school, recognizing that nearly half of out of school children are in countries affected by conflict.

Brown helps bring about change, mobilize resources and generate additional and sufficient funding.— Brian Kalanda is reporting for Nyasa Times from the UN, in New York, United States

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Tozer Tsono
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Brown must first visit all regions in Malawi to understand how any donor aid has been applied across the country in the past. Brown a Scot by origin, knows that the Northern Region of Malawi is discriminated against based on origin or geographical location. Before any donor aid, encourage Peter Mutharika to break up the Reserve Bank of Malawi, the engine that supports corrupt leaders and their political allies. The number one request by Malawi ought to be for assistance to set up checks and balances at all levels of government. Use the Regional Governors (to be set up) as… Read more »
Phirilamatiya
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A Pm agood negotiator. He is a big think tanker. Strategitian. Ownership leader.

Yosefe
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No cash here Mr Brown coz Mr Corruption new grand child called Cashgate is greedy will just swallow it.

John Muhammad
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Boma ilo!! Musiyen APM adutseko uko!!

Jingbao Gondwe
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Thanks Malawian Mom, Umu ndiye tiziganizila ngati anthu anzelu okonda Dziko lao. They are both doing a good job for mother Malawi.

Kwangwagwa
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Iwe Gordon adzakubera makhobiri Muthalikayu

Blessed Banda
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#1. Bob Phiri, think before you comment. Gordon Brown first met JB and is the one who raised the Girld Child Education. Gordon Brown had to meet the seating Presdent to ensure protocol is followed. Both APM and JB are doing a good job for Malawi. If we win we all win. Its for Malawi. Please separate emotional sentiments from development issues.

MalawianNAKUNGWI
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THIS IS TO ALL APM CABINET AND SUPPORTERS. I THINK YOU PEOPLE MISUNDERSTAND APM. AND YOU WILL END UP MAKING HIM FAIL.

APM WATCH OUT. MALAWIANS ARE GOOD AT SMILING ON YOUR FACE, AND TURNS AROUND STUBS YOU ON YOUR BACK. YOU ARE SO NAIVE, AND YOUR POEPLE AROUND YOU ARE TKING ADVANTAGE OF THAT.

Mkango wabangula
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Let’s not be deceived here with APM meeting Gordon, What Gordon said is the reaction to the speech made by JB when she attended high delegation meeting on Education…JB made very good speech attracting development partners to help Malawi in Education…

Enawa ntchito yawo kutukwana ngati bobochani agenda ya chitukuko mulibe…

Kusekula
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True what has this politically immature gogo done apart from deviding a regionally sensitive country. The current political debate and discourse should worry you because of your careless, primitive and senseless policies. Malawi is going through dangerous political situation which has been created by your careless president. Fools

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