Malawi govt appoints Nyamilandu as Greenbelt Authority CEO

Government has appointed Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Dr MacMillan Walter Nyamilandu  as  chief executive officer for Greenbelt Authority.

Walter Nyamilandu:  CEO of Greenbelt Authority

Office of the President and Cabinet says the appointment is with immediate effect.

He replaces Dr Henrie Njoloma whose contract expired.

In his last interview at the authority, Njoloma told the Malawi News Agency that apart from emphasising on development of irrigated agriculture and setting up irrigation schemes, the Greenbelt Authority is geared to go into the international market by exporting cotton-made linen.

He said the authority is looking at value addition facilities which will see exporting of cotton linen materialising.

He emphasised on the need to step-up efforts in value addition so that the country generates the-much-needed forex through exports such as cotton linen.

The former CEO said all projects under the authority are structured in a way that products should not end at the agricultural production only but there must be value addition.

He observed that the country is doing well in value addition of its agricultural products.

“In the cotton project, we are already ginning. We have partnered with ADMARC and once we have substantial investment in the production of cotton itself, we will go beyond ginning and start producing linen. This is what we are going to be doing going forward,” he said.

Apart from the cotton project, Njoloma cited the sugar project in Salima and Kilombero Rice Project in Karonga as some of the initiatives where value addition is taking place.

“At each project that we have, we have put up a factory to process the products so that they are not sold raw,” he said.

The authority was among the 16 companies, both public and private, which participated at the January UK-Africa Investment Summit and the UK-Malawi Investment Forum in London, United Kingdom (UK).

Njoloma hailed both the summit and the forum, saying there was a lot of interest which was generated by the UK investors on what they could do in the agriculture sector in Malawi.

He disclosed that the authority got more than 10 leads which they are following up to ensure the sector has structured investments on value addition facilities.

“Our main achievement in the January 2020 investment Summit was to be able to have three key and very big financiers that will be coming to the Greenbelt.

“We have Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC), UK Africa Invest and UK Financing Services Institution which are coming. Talks about how to structure the financing will be conducted soon,” said Njoloma.

In November last year (2019), the then Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa launched the Malawi Cotton Development Strategy.

The strategy, which runs from 2019-2025 is meant to revitalise the cotton sector and allow it to return to optimal and consistent production levels that can adequately support value chain activities.

The 3,000-hectare Chikwawa-Nchalo Cotton Project was one of the projects that the Greenbelt Authority took to the Summit and the Forum for possible investment opportunities.

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Wakwithu kunama
9 months ago

Atumbuka akondwa. Shupiti!!! Akanakhala kuti Walter ndiMulomwe bwezi achina mtumbo atachita mademo. Asatana Inu akumpoto panyapanu!!!

Hardy
Hardy
9 months ago

Walter is not a Tumbuka. He is a sena. The Northern name comes from a step father. Even SKCs father is not from the Centre but from the South pa Lirangwe

Kiki
9 months ago

Is Nyamilandu a Dr?

Moya
Moya
9 months ago

When they can’t stop siphoning money even in injury time, a milking agent at green belt. Let us simply make sure these thieves are kicked out and when you get in power kick this cadet out of there and let’s have irrigation/ agriculture technocrats running this serious green belt institution.

Thomas nkhontha
Thomas nkhontha
9 months ago

Hmm anti akumwela ndinu wodala ziko ndilanu

JJ azungu amission
JJ azungu amission
9 months ago

I can do much better on this position

Namulondola
9 months ago

Hard workier, you deserve it Walter. Let the babies cry.

Joloza
9 months ago

Congratulations Mr. Walter Nyamilandu. You are a star. Enawa akumva pheni ndichifukwa chake akungolubwalubwa.

Kwangwgwa
Kwangwgwa
9 months ago
Reply to  Joloza

Anzanu akuti Dr. inu mukuti Mr. Simunamupepule munthuyu. Nkutheka ali nei PhD ameneyu. Kikikikikiki. Kama eeee.

chilima
chilima
9 months ago

Big up Dr Nyamilandu hopefully you will bring some new ideas in greenbelt initiative.

#NotMyPresident
#NotMyPresident
9 months ago

Malawi needs to a pass a law called Equal Employment Opportunity Act, That law should ban all appointments to positions in government companies. Instead there should be equity in how people are given positions. This means there should be transparency. Jobs must be advertised. Candidates must apply and be interviewed. The best interviewee should be offered the job. Nepotism must be criminalized and this must apply to the private sector as well. I guarantee you, Malawi will change in the next 25 years. Otherwise, if we continue as we are doing good rid Malawi!

Thomas nkhontha
Thomas nkhontha
9 months ago

Very tru..it take alot of pain to be educated alot of hard work makolo kugulitsa ziwero..imagine munthu wake chitipa or kukumidzi amavutika mpaka ikumaliza sukulu koma ntchito chabwino amapasidwa ndi anthu amtquni okhaokha ana a anthu olemela ngati Walter.. Suzuki loses ntchito..all jobs needs to be fairly advertised and recruited for..chilungamo for all..tonse timavutika ndisukulu why just give jobs to cadets…party members..anthu akwanu and abale..ife tikagwira ntchito kuti when u r giving a job to south african lawyers paying them 9billion for a job they didnt do ..a job which wasnt tendered in malawi..it is painful when my family had… Read more »

mutharika thyolo
mutharika thyolo
9 months ago

muntu uyu alindi udindo waukulu kale ku malawi football association farm ndipo kumeneko zikumukanika kale nde pano akuti apasidwe udindo wina waukuluso Kodi antuwa mumaika mumenemo azidya ndalama Basi kapena chani kweni apa nde mwatifikapo sono

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