Malawi gets $215m credit from India for Mahatma Gandhi centre,  water projects

Indian Vice-President, Shri Venkaiah Naidu on Monday launched the “India for Humanity” initiative with Malawi and announced the provision of a line of credit of US$ 215.16 million for 18 water projects.

President Peter Mutharika audiences with Indian Vice President, Shri Venkaiah Naidu at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe

ndian Vice President, India Shri Venkaiah Naidu, unveiling a plaque

He said part of the credit line would be used for the construction of Mahatma Gandhi International Convention Centre in Blantyre.

The signing of the agreements formed part of the successful two-day working visit to Malawi by the Indian Vice President from November 4 to 5, 2018 which was aimed at strengthening the existing cooperation between the two countries.

During the visit, Malawi and India  signed Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) in the following three areas of Diplomatic and Official Passports, Visa exemption treaty and Peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Signing the agreements were India’s Minister of State for Justice and Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal and Malawi’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano.

Among other engagements, Naidu addressed the India-Malawi business meeting that included the inauguration of the business incubation centre and India Africa Institute for Agriculture and Rural development (IAIARD).

The Indian Vice President paid a courtesy call on President Peter Mutharika, where they had discussions on a wide range of bilateral and multilateral issues of mutual interest for the two countries.

He donated a Bhabhatron’ Telecobalt Cancer Therapy machine, medicines worth US$ 2 million, 10 ambulances, 100,000 books, a grant project and K7.17 million to the Beautify Malawi, a charitable organization supported by the First Lady, Prof. Gertrude Mutharika.

Naidu announced that India would run a one-month workshop set up to fix 500 artificial limbs prepared by the world-renowned Jaipur Foot Technology.

Reflecting on the visit, Fabiano described the visit as ‘a very important visit in the socio-economic development of the country and diplomatic standing.

The Indian Vice President left the country Monday evening for India having visited Botswana and Zimbabwe during his African leg.

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Mwenye of Malawi
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Mwenye of Malawi

What happened, why is everyone quiet now???
Be wise not all five fingers are the same..!!!
Some of you Malawians tend to rush into saying mwenye this mwenye that..bla bla bla..

A Malawian Mwenye
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A Malawian Mwenye

Mwneye here James u commented why indians dont get married to blacks..firstly getting married is a personal choice and fool like u can never afford a mwenye chick. What you going to feed her …Nsima and Boniya??? U are next level of stupid..haha Illiterate clown. Btw its seems u have never travelled, I’m sure you dont even know what a aeroplane looks like from the inside. There are so many blacks and indians happily married around the world. If you dont know about it then please keep your stinky mouth shut. For you getting married to a mwenye will remian… Read more »

Mwenye of Malawi
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Mwenye of Malawi

Hahaha…some of the comment i read concerning why these mwenyes dont get their daughters married to blacks.. you dumbass seems u have never travelled there are so many blacks and indians married happily if u have not come across then keep your mouth shut! Besides getting married is a personal choice so u must question yourself why mwenye chicks dont wana marry u??! U really think u can afford her? They dont come easy and cheap u fool! For person witha shallow mind like YoU..keep dreaming u will never get one!!haha BTW..yes I’m a MWENYE and I’m MALAWIAN..what u gona… Read more »

Abe
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l do totally agree with Ndele for Mr Mkondiwa accompanying him should say everything. Mkondiwa is the most corrupted person. Dzuka, Malawi Dzuka.

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT
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ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT

ZOONA INU A IPOR SURVEY
WANTHU TIKHALIRE MNYANSI
ZAKE ZIMENEZI ZAKA ZINA ZISANU ZIKUBWERAZI ??

Central
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Central

Dausi and BCC ndimayesa munkati the funds for the conference centre were a donation? Koma mbava izi abaleeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! Inu pali ponse bodza?

ndele
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ndele

the fact mmwenye kudzafika kuno kudzabzala conference centre know kuti mmalawi sakalowamo. akabzala cipukwano ca ghandi ndi mavuto okhaokha.
uyu wasiya anthu osauka ogona mmiseu, rapists umphawi. etc why not use this money as charity in his own country?????/
did it need mkondiwa kubwera nao?// watch this CROOK. abale dziko lapita ili.
ndipsi iyi

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

Do we ready need a credit to build a conference centre? We are not evening the world conference centre maps. This is a huge white elephant, this govt is out of mind sure. I’m pissed off Dr

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

If we think that there is a nation out there to put their had earned money for free then we have seriously have to examine ourselves. If we think that our political leaders are signing these clumsy credit lines for the benefit of our children and grandchildren then we need some serious introspection. India will get its return on investment and for political leaders will enrich themselves in the process. These credit lines should be approved by the parliament and not individuals no matter their status. These debts will burden the next generation who will then be stuck in a… Read more »

The cry of a mother Malawi
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The cry of a mother Malawi

Poverty is indeed a serous disease in Malawi. When fathers champion to make their families a collateral for obtaining a loan from foreigners, do children have a say??? I also wonder how the spirits of our forefathers who fought in bloodshed to liberate us work up to find a statue of Ghandi beautifully decorated at the heart of Blantyre while trees and grasses have invaded their tombs due to lack of our care.

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