Mutharika addresses Scottish Parliament: ‘Malawi is a country you can trust’

President Peter Mutharika on Thursday addressed Scottish Parliament at  Holyrood before attending a reception in his honour.

President Mutharika: Long live our friendship. May god bless Malawi and may god bless Scotland

Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh welcomes President of Malawi Peter Mutharika and his colleagues to Holyrood

Mutharika spoke in the Scottish Parliament’s chamber after First Minister’s Questions had concluded.

He commended  the people to people partnership between Scotland and Malawi.

President Mutharika said he has come to Scotland to celebrate the friendly journey the two countries have enjoyed for 159 years, beginning with Dr David Livingston arriving in Malawi.

“When Malawi became independent, it changed its name [Nyasaland to Malawi] and much about it – but not the name of Blantyre, which demonstrates how much Scotland is valued,” said Mutharika.

“Those with a shared past also share a common destination,” Mutharika declared.

Mutharika then talked about his country and detailed the progress in the fight against corrruption.

“Malawi is a country where the fight against corruption works,” he told the Scottish Parliament.

Mutharika also said his admnistration is working timely to achieve economic growth, pointing out that fours  ago. Before he became President,, Malawi was facing economic crisis.

“Just three years ago drought was gripping the country and the population was facing national hunger,” he explained

“No African country has ever done in three years what Malawi has done,” Mutharika.

He declared: “Malawi is a country you can trust.”

President Mutharika goes on to detail programmes to improve to the Malawian economy, including education programmes and efforts to attract investment.

Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh said the address was a symbol of the “deep and long-standing” friendship between the two nations.

Representatives from organisations working in Malawi were in the public gallery for the event – the fourth time a president from the country has addressed MSPs.

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Miladiwa
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Miladiwa

You able to address other peoples parliaments but refuse to address your parliament back home. Is that not corruotion? Foolish leader.

Asilamu Nkhondo
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Bring Scottishyard from there

HILLARY CLINTON
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HILLARY CLINTON

THIS WAS GOING TO BE A GOOD PLATFORM FOR CHILIMA NOT THE EXPIRED GURUS. SEE THE SIDE OF SCOTLAND WHO WAS WELCOMING THE PRESIDENT TO THE PODIUM. DO THEY MATCH THE AGE????

Hatton
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Hatton

Well done Mr President. Indeed Your Government is fighting corruption and there is no question about it. In this same country the first president of the republic is rumoured that government was paying him rentals for Chatinkha ward at queen Elizabeth hospital in Bt., Sanjika palace, Chikokobay and similar properties. If that was not corruption and thefty, MCP must tell Malawians what was it. It took UDF led administration to wrestle Sanjika, Chikokobay, Press Trust, Press Group and similar properties from MCP who were cheating Malawians that the properties belonged to Kamuzu. Nothing of that sort is happening under you… Read more »

Kunena Mosapsyatila
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Kunena Mosapsyatila

Those properties you are talking about are govt assets, built by the MCP you are castigating. You seem to be in the dark because of your overzealous support for these thieves, and surely you must be one of them. Give me an example of a state house built under these theiving govts? None, zero, Nada; all the know is stealing government coffers and then build mansions they never live to sleep in. The Scottish govt already has current data that the most corrupt country In Africa is poor Malawi. So this pointless man you call our President was just humiliating… Read more »

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Indeed there’s progress that your excellency, have achieved over the last 3-4 years, under your leadership; however, people of Malawi have also been subjected to excruciating poverty, 3rd rate and dysfunctional health services and poor & antiquated education system (with 80% of the graduates unemployable). To say that fight against corruption is working in Malawi is stretching the truth a bit too far. Malawi has been grappling with corruption for years without any sign of abating. Crime has become so sophisticated amongst politicians and technocrats that even the most sophisticated control and monitoring systems in the world, are unable to… Read more »

Gwemula
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Gwemula

Hahaha fighting corruption???Malawi is a county where corruption is bread and butter Malawi is a country investors are afraid of coz of blackouts and curruption osati izi mukudzikwata ndi chalazi a petulo palibe amaombera mmanja ndi bodza lankunkhunizalo ayi taa mpaka ena matseka makutu posafuna kunvera nonsense zo

A Pitala Mwakula
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A Pitala Mwakula

Prince of thieves trying to fool mzungu. Mzungutu is not a fool. Theft is very clear and rampant in Malawi. Chaponda once said a fish rots from the head.

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