Mutharika back with a bang: Belgium, UK trip opportunity basket for Malawi

President Arthur Peter Mutharika has described his trip to Brussels in Belgium and Britain a success and full of opportunities after striking crucial deals with various international development partners.

I’m back, Mutharika a alighting from a plane (C) Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika acknowledges cheers from the people on arrival at airport (C)Stanley Makuti

Mutharika confers with Army commander and Police chief on arrival at KIA (C) Stanley Makuti.

Queuing protocol: DPP officials waiting for handshake from Presidenty Mutharika

Speaking on arrival at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe on Monday, Mutharika said among others, Malawi signed a US$185 Million deal (Mk150 Billion) with the European Union (EU) which will help in the implementation of the nutrition and agriculture projects as well as empowering the National Authorization Office in the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development.

Apart from signing crucial deals, the Malawi leader also disclosed that the European Bank has promised Malawi financial support for youth empowerment.

“The [two parties] have agreed to start with provision of small loans to the youth for them to be self-reliant by establishing small scale businesses,” Mutharika said.

About his visit to Oxford University, one of the reputable learning institutions in the world, the President said a door has been opened for Malawian colleges to collaborate with this elite university in a number of disciplines including economics.

“An agreement has been reached that Malawian students should also be given a chance to enroll at the university,” he said.

Mutharika has promised to push the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to kick-start the processes with Oxford University as soon as possible.

President Mutharika left the country Monday last week for Brussels Belgium to attend the European Development Day (EDD, which is celebrated every year.

The aim of the EDD is to allow leaders bring out new ideas and share experiences and inspire new partnership and innovative solutions to the most pressing global challenges.

Mutharika was welcomed home by the vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima and his wife, cabinet ministers, senior officials from government and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

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23 thoughts on “Mutharika back with a bang: Belgium, UK trip opportunity basket for Malawi”

  1. Wananyongo says:

    If a primary school pupil goes to the street and says the leader of dogs has failed it is a sign that danger is coming soon. Your brother died like a dog and you too will follow.

  2. Wananyongo says:

    APM galuyu wafika kuzabwebwetanso. Tiagalu take tatopa kubwebweta pano wakuluyo agwire yake

  3. mbili ya bakha says:

    kodi tinatani a mw fe, koma donation, koma ngongole , koma bodza, koma etc, zimimba, imvi thooo taonani pali nsonda , ka shoti, cimimba, dazi.kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
    akadwala azapita ku india.
    nde kunali shopping yatho ku mangalandeko, aircargo igwile nchito sopano duty free zoseeeeeeeeeeee. ndikunama??????????????? kwagudwa ma shati, ma suit ena amangoti apita apitaso mpaka kukhala ndi a kasi ku UK . taxpayers money.
    abwana athu kucita emulate nkhani ya maphuzilo nanga ku mw kuno???????????? BULLSHIT

  4. Julius says:

    Oh really? so wen are you going to stop this barbaric behavior of begging? are you not ashamed to be the only leader with the spirit of begging in the world? poor Malawians they even clamp hands for this .

  5. Richard Soko says:

    Do not listen to nonsense. The EU is under reforms after Brexist and it is a multilateral institution not bilateral institution. APM is lying.

  6. pathfinder says:

    kkkkkkkkk i give up on you people. i wonder if what people want is good enough, really. especially you winston and digo, what is it that you really want? not too long ago you were attacking the president for just sitting not doing enough to attract donors to come back assist Malawi. now he is doing just that, and it seems like it is yet not good enough for you guys. Hahahahahaha i see where the problem is now, it was a mistake to label or call you guys otsutsa boma, mwina akanakutchani othandizira boma bwezi mukubwera ndi ma comment othandizadi.

  7. winston msowoya says:

    When I saw men in suits and with ragged personalities and clean-shaven heads, forming a line to welcome their venerated leader,I said to myself,CRY MY BELOVED MALAWI. I could not believe my eyes,I thought they were a starving group lining to get some of their shares.So,Muthalika was overwhelmed to receive handouts from Belgium and the UK,while national resources are kept in the houses of his serviles and tribesmen.Malawians,haven’t we learned from Banda’s era when his Ministers were treated like school-boys? So what would the People of Malawi expect from these empty-headed morons? Seen as they were,could we expect something palpable from these hen-pecked? It is melonchaly,to see that our so-called leaders,did not learn a good lesson from Banda who treated his Ministers like kitchen-boys after he fired the real fabric of our country in a 1964 Cabinet Crises.Any outsider who had a chance to see the picture,is laughing at us and ask himself/herself for how long will Malawians break the of chains bondage?

  8. The pastor says:

    Its really gd idea to give loans to the youth in the country but please make sure that its political based loan but fulfilling ur duty as the father of the nation…..n Mr President please push the vision or ur late brother, Bingu that is the shire-zambezi water way….money was spent there so its high time it come to pass

  9. Chambo says:

    zachibwana sitifuna. Solve the strke first then za ziiiiiizo za Oxfordozo pambuyo.

  10. digo says:

    Why clap hands for a begging President? Manyazi mulibe a Malawi? Next time let’s choose a President and not a beggar.

    A beggar President cannot prosper. His country will not prosper. His people will be boot lickers. No matter how hard his people work, they will not prosper because they incarnate a beggars spirit.

    Banja loyamba ndi ngongole ends while angongole ali pakhomo.

  11. Dumerang says:

    kkkkkkkkkkk tamuonani Musonda kamutu kali nyozololo ngati kadya tungwa, shupiti

  12. gwape says:

    Something terribly wrong with Malawi. Look at these grey haired boot lickers. Lining up as if they are on the subsidy coupons line just to greet the president. Big shame.

  13. Harawara says:

    Youth loans:
    What experience do we have on loans for youth? A lot I think. How many times have governments tried and failed on loans for youth? A thousand times. Note that we are approaching 2019 and very likely the loans will be a tool for campaign. Loans provided on platform of general elections are often put to waste because they are provided to wrong people. I mean those without capacity to manage business. EU should have investigated how previous attempts to give loans to youths had failed. Youth especially DPP cadets know that such loans are their pay checks. When such loans are not repaid by recipients who will pay – Tax payers of course. Those of you who come from region I come from will recall an organization Malawi Rural Finance. It collapsed due to non-repayment of loan. Though the organization was very aggressive in debt recovery but it fell on its knees. The loans were given politicians and not Malawians. Politicians don’t pay back loans from politicians. You might recall that some MPs were provided loans. They too could not fully repay. I am not being pessimistic about this loan hoax. I am being just being mindful of history because often history repeats itself for those who don’t learn from it.
    Oxford:
    A good school that most dream of attending. We had similar scholarships from Chinese Government. Do you remember whose children were selected? The same people who bought the tractors and are on cashgate list. So those outside the DPP political machinery should not cerebrate for this Oxford offer because greed means “I get all you get nothing”. I don’t imagine a child of deserving poor Malawian would access such opportunities. Cut my right figure if he/she does!!! If we are denied the waste tertiary education we have here how about Oxford? No way. That is for them and not us. Don’t cerebrate for this. It’s not for you. When cockroaches cerebrate they don’t invite chicken. You are not invited to this Oxford offer

    1. Very wise young man. Problem ndiazungu They dont talk to youths to hear their views. How can they listen to one side. Malawi does not have their own parliament to speak on behalf of the youths. Its grown up who are leaders. Europe is encourage CORRUPTION in Africa/Malawi. Its wrong time money will go to campaiqning.

  14. konda nzako says:

    kkkkkkkkkkkkkk mipala ili phuli phuli kukhwimila chipani????

  15. chimanga says:

    He want malawi colleges to work with Oxford….. he is afraid of using the words University or Chanco. Akumusowetsa tulo mau amenewo . Which college can work with Oxford in Economics apart from Chanco?

  16. Chaponda BB says:

    No country has ever developed through begging. Mr President come up with tangible policies that will uprift Malawians.

  17. Maunits says:

    KKKKK Cash gate all that money Chaponda will take and keep at his house for campaign. He is good at stashing cash in his banknkhonde dpp is using now. Shame!!!!!!!!!! nkhanga zaona.

  18. youna says:

    koma yavuta ndi handshake kkk

  19. alex says:

    Koma. Pa nzela kupeleka moni. Hahahahahaha. Andiwone?

    1. 27 says:

      This norm of having the entire OPC welcome His Excellency must stop. Look now, Honourable Ministers and Respectable Officials from the Party are made to look like schoolboys all in the name of waiting for a handshake from the President. The President, I am sure, would not have missed them by virtue of the positions they hold. They look like the are fighting for attention. I wonder who was in charge of maintaining protocol. These people could have been arranged much better.

      1. Ben Nkhoma says:

        It’s not OPC officials that line up to give the President a handshake. It is patry cadres. Ministers and DPP officials. Just check properly.

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