President Mutharika commends EU for development, humanitarian aid to Malawi

President Professor Peter Mutharika Friday commended the European Union (EU) for the development and humanitarian aid rendered to the country.

President Mutharika and EU envoy at Kamuzu Palace
President Mutharika and EU envoy at Kamuzu Palace

Speaking when he held an audience with EU delegation in Lilongwe at Kamuzu Palace, Mutharika said EU is one of the biggest partners Malawi has since 1975 and the country has benefited a lot from the partnership.

He said EU has engaged herself in assisting the country in the areas of agriculture, education and governance among others.

“As of now EU is helping the country in humanitarian aid by assisting the 6.7 million people who have been affected by hunger and drought due to climate change. This is the biggest number the country has had,” Mutharika explained.

He added that every year government is enrolling programmes aimed at ending the hunger situation by boosting irrigation system in the country.

Mutharika further said investment forums are done to promote agriculture, education and tourism among others.

He then asked the EU, development partners and the private sector to work together with government to develop the country.

Mutharika also asked the EU to continue helping Malawians in capacity building and then assured the delegation that his government is committed to work with them and promise to improve in political economic.

EU Leader of Delegation, Commissioner responsible for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylandes said there are here in the country to help how to break the hunger situation and build Malawi to be free from food insecurity.

“In the next two days I will be visiting some of the EU funded projects and see how people have been affected by hunger and get their reaction,” Stylandes explained.

He added that this will give him the opportunity to know the challenges the community are facing.

Stylandes stressed that EU gave K6 million to disaster risk management to help in disaster preparedness.

He added that they would also help in boosting agricultural production in the county.



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Abeat Minthu
5 years ago

A Malawi the whole Europé hate your professor. U know Why? They had trust in hus brother as educated man after Bakili. What Bingu did steal and let down them. Education is what they value but what a person perform. Muntharikas have not performed as educated people except thieves. He is begging so that he save his skin for elections 2019.

5 years ago

Chitsilu cha munthu. Today he says forget EU as he sets his eyes towards Russia, China, Brasil and whatsoever and today he hails EU.

5 years ago

A partnership is between equals. The ‘give’ is all one-sided, here. Of course it’s welcome: it gives the corrupt another chance to steal from the intended beneficiaries! The EU should manage their giving better. The US, UK and Germany have already learnt that lesson.

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