Mugabe admires Malawi stability, 50 years after independence

Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe has described Malawi’s 50 years of independence a symbol of unity and maturity.

Mugabe said this at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe on his way back to Zimbabwe after he had participated in the country’s independence celebration activities.

He said; “I was there before the country became independent and I have been following with keen interest all the transformations taking place in this country. When Kamuzu Banda took office, we were together and we usually discussed on how to uplift the agricultural sector as well as other sectors that were of benefit to the two countries and its people.

“For your information, Dr. Kamuzu Banda liked Education and we have within the years noticed radical improvements in the education sector,” explained Mugabe citing the construction of Kumuzu Academy in Kasungu as an example to show how serious the Ngwazi was with education.

President Mugabe Inspects a guard of honour - Pic by Abel Ikiloni
President Mugabe Inspects a guard of honour – Pic by Abel Ikiloni
Mugabe and Mutharika
Mugabe and Mutharika

The Zimbabwean leader further said he was happy to see that, 50 years down the line, the country continued to register economic and infrastructural development as well as political stabilization which were signs of maturity independency.

He revealed that the country celebrated its independence; Zimbabwe also enjoyed the cordial relationship that existed between the two countries.

“Zimbabwe is also celebrating 50 years of mutual bilateral relationship between Malawi, we have within these 50 years had good and memorable interaction, shared ideas and exchanged our culture among others,” he said.

While in the country, Mugabe said he discussed with President Professor Peter Mutharika on how the two countries could strengthen their relations and also on how they could create job for the people.

“We have discussed that as we move on with our bilateral relationship, we should encourage our people to venture into entrepreneurism, engage into active agriculture and also as governments improve on infrastructural developments,” Mugabe explained.

Mugabe arrived in the country on Saturday and was treated with a luncheon on Sunday at Mtunthama State Lodge which was organised by the Malawi leader.

He was seen off at the Airport by the Vice President, Saulos Chilima, Cabinet Ministers and some government top officials.


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