Malawi government gave special recognition to China during the Remembrance Sunday of the two world war heroes on in Zomba.
The Chinese ambassador to Malawi was given a chance to lay a wreath at the war memorial tower in Zomba representing his country. This was after the British High Commissioner to Malawi Michael Nevin and the South African High Commissioner to Malawi laid wreaths in Malawi’s old capital representing the diplomatic community in the country.
The special recognition of China by the Malawi government came just days after President Peter Mutharika openly said the country’s traditional European donors may not be returning to support the budgetary support although they might continue giving assistance outside the budget.
The British envoy to Malawi, Nevin looked not much surprised as the Chinese ambassador to Malawi walked slowly, solemnly then placed his wreath at the cenotaph.
The former colonial power, Britain was the major budgetary support donor for Malawi which accounted for 40 per cent of the total national budget.
However, China has emerged to be ,Malawi’s great donor and friend as the new world economic and political power and has constructed multibillion infrastructure developments in Malawi and have promised seven new projects that will propel Malawi to new development heights in a few years to come.
President Peter Mutharika and opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera briefly united at the pillar to remember the heroes of World War I and World War II when the nation fell silent at 11am.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :