Malawi VP Chimulirenji arrives Japan for conference on African development TICAD7

Malawi Vice President, Everton Chimulirenji  on Tuesday morning arrived in Japan to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), holding in Yokohama from August 28 to 30.

Chimulirenji and his wife arrives in Japan
Chimulirenji being welcomed in Japan

Chimulirenji will represent President Peter Mutharika  to the conference which participants are drawn not only from African countries but also from international organisations, private companies and civil society organisations involved in development.

He arrived in Japan with his spouse, Judith Chimulirenji, through Narita International Airport, Tokyo at around 08:00, local time, and he was welcomed by Malawi Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Francis Kasaila, and Malawi’s Ambassador to Japan, Grenenger Msulira Banda, among other Malawi government officials.

Chimulirenji then proceeded to The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu just next to the TICAD7 venue, Pacifico Yokohama, where he was welcomed by Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism, Salim Bagus, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Ralph Juma, and Malawi Deputy Ambassador to Japan, Bentley Namasasu, among others.

Among other projects, during the TICAD7 Malawi looks forward to putting on the cards the upgrading of the Chileka airport to international standards and the construction of the Mtayamoyo Bridge in Chilomo, Nsanje, according to Kasaila.

“If resources can be made available under TICAD7 we are going to push for inclusion of master plan for Chileka International Airport to be upgraded to the standards that it can accommodate more international planes,” he explained.

Kasaila added that, “We are going to push for other infrastructural projects including the famous Mtayamoyo Bridge in Chilomo, Nsanje. We believe that the Japanese have had studies at that place and we believe that this time we can have funding for the project.”

The Minister said they would seek support from the Japanese in disaster management given how Malawi continues to suffer natural disasters year in year out.

The Malawi delegation at TICAD7 is expected to review the projects approved in TICAD 6 in 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya, according to the Minister.

The projects that were approved for funding in TICAD6 include the dual carriage way from   Malawi Police Service C Company near Lilongwe CCAP Church through Lilongwe Old Town to Mchinji Round About, and the upgrading of Domasi Teachers’ Training College.

“We hope that resources for these and other projects which were approved will be made available this time for them to take off,” he explained.

The Vice President is scheduled to hold a number of side meetings with various high level dignitaries between Wednesday and Friday before attending the Japan-Malawi Forum scheduled for Friday, August 30, according to the tentative programme.

The high level dignitaries, Chimulirenji  is scheduled to meet include the Japanese Prime Minister, Shizo Abe; Executive Director for Global Fund, Peter Sands; Executive Senior Vice President for the Japanes International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Kazihuko Koshikawa and Chairperson for Nippon Foundation, Yohei Sasakawa.

Malawi, which has a pavilion at the TICAD7, has a delegation drawn from a number of sectors among them trade and industry, transport and public infrastructure, reserve bank, agriculture, irrigation and water management and the private sector.

The 2019 TICAD7 is being held under the theme “Advancing Africa’ Development through People, Technology and Innovation.”

 

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NAMAMLIMATA WA DPP AZIPITA
NAMAMLIMATA WA DPP AZIPITA
1 year ago

Enanu mukubuma buma za ku chicheptesa. What has that have to do with leadership. You mean like mkazi wa munthu. Leadership is not how much you can clap hands for somebody so you can get paid. That is called political whoredom. Munthu opanda stand can only lead you to the toilet. Chimulirenji will lead a Nalimata onse ku chimbuzi limodzi ndi James Ansah. Chimzimayi chowopsya ngati chimenechija ine sindianone. Nkhope ngati anyani 50. Anthu mudzadzuka liti. Humility is only to God. We don’t worship a man that is why ma frika ali ku mtaya kwa mitundu yonse. Shaa. Who voted… Read more »

NAMAMLIMATA WA DPP AZIPITA
NAMAMLIMATA WA DPP AZIPITA
1 year ago

This is such a disgrace. An illiterate village idiot who can’t speak eloquently in English or Chichewa. Don’t even start defending him about this lack of Education and competence. How did this person become a representative of Malawians. Its a travesty. Then you wonder why African is a big joke when leaders are selected like wives not because of intelligence but how much they can get down and get down to kiss Mutharikas behind. Malawi has become a dunce cap country, a shit show government and a toilet for foreigners chifukwa cha mbuzi za atsogoleri ngati Bum Mutharika. And the… Read more »

Trummalawi
Trummalawi
1 year ago

Nkhuku ya njiru siiswa maziri.jelous comes from the Devil. Musamanyoza anzanu Mulungu sangakudalitseni, Lets accept that Chimulilenji is the the Vice President of this country. There are many ways can God bless us individually but first we need to avoid hatting others but rather start wishing others well and pray for our fortunes

Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
1 year ago

african development conference in japan ,we soon shall have the G7 conference in Lilongwe

Hatton
Hatton
1 year ago

Abale, kukhala ndi wachiwiri kwa mtsogoleri wa dziko wozichepetse kumanyaditsadi. That’s the VEEP Malawi has been waiting for. Osati a pumbwa osuta chamba aja, odzipopa ngati finye aja, ofuna kulanda udindo ngati ABSALOM, Akazawo kumaphika tiyi ndikumagulitsa Ku nyumba ya boma ku area 12 nkumanamizira kuti akufuna kupeza ndalama zothandizira bungwe la alubino chikhalirecho amafuna kupeza ndalama zochitira kampeni. Mugulitsadi tiyi zenizeni tsopano. Chibwana chimalandadi.

Sahara
Sahara
1 year ago

Dilesi limenelo lovala ku Japan? Osamabera style from Mama C Tamanda Kadzamira bwanji? Yaviyavi ngati akupita ku meeting ya Finca! Plus she needs to go on diet and shed a few Kgs. Kutichititsa nanyazi!

Le Senor de Los Cielos
Le Senor de Los Cielos
1 year ago

A pulezidenti akuyenda ngati akuwathawa mayiwo bwanji? Aren’t they supposed to be walking gracefully side by side? Greeting and smiling (so the Japanese can be softened into giving the country some much needed money to loot). Just saying.

Charie
Charie
1 year ago

Timkafuna vice president ngati chimulirenji odzichepetsa osati ngati mwana oderela akulu ngati chilima.God bless chimulirenji kut chilima ndi mtAmbo adzipsa mtima

Joni
Joni
1 year ago
Reply to  Charie

Tiwone zichitike wachikulire wanu akamwalira……..olo God forbid, if he reaches 2024!

JIGGIES
JIGGIES
1 year ago

Nkangoona Picture ya Chimulilenji ine ndimapanga nseru, and this is serious, amangokhala ngati chosema not a real person, ndiye ndikusasambako aaaaaaaargh! Mai wo nawo should work out on chimimba cho, chest out, protruding tummy!

BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago

Malawi, what have we become?

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