Malawi Pres. Banda Nigeria bound, first stop Kinshasa

Malawi President Joyce Banda leaves the country on Tuesday for Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where she will proceed to take her eighth trip to Nigeria in two years she has been in office.

Presidential Press Secretary Steve Nhlane said in a statement poste on Malawi State House official Facebook page called  that Banda will go to Abuja, Nigeria, where she will attend a One- Day Summit Level Conference as part of the centenary celebrations of the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern Protectorates that formed Nigeria.

“The conference on 27th February, 2014 will feature the participation of over 21 heads of state and government and some eminent personalities from across the globe,” said Nhlane.

The theme of the Conference is ‘Human Security, Peace, and Development: Agenda for 21st Century Africa.’

“The purpose of the conference is to focus attention on the essentials of humanity as the bedrock for peace and sustainable development particularly in the continent of Africa,” explained Nhlane.

Banda’s Nigeria trips are always linked to visits to Nigerian Prophet TB Joshua who she declared is her “spiritual father.”

President Banda’s ascendancy to power is connected to the prophecy of TB Joshua who is said to have predicted the death of former Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika.

Banda’s first stop on Tuesday will be in Kinshasa to attend a Comesa Heads of State and Government summit.

The conference whose theme is ‘Consolidating Intra-COMESA Trade through Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development’ will take place on 26 and 27 February, 2014.

 President Banda : Off to Nigeria again
President Banda : Off to Nigeria again

The Summit will review the status of implementation of a directive by the COMESA heads of state and government which called upon the PTA Bank and other financial institutions in members states to provide financing to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

The Summit will, among other things, launch the COMESA MSMES Fund.

Peace and security, infrastructure programmes, agriculture, environment and related sectors will also top the agenda.

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