President Mutharika heads to AU Summit in Addis Ababa

Malawi President Peter Mutharika is due to attend the 28th Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Mutharika to attend AU summit

Mutharika will travel to Addis Ababa on Sunday  for the summit starting on  Saturday.

In a statement, Presidential Spokesman Mgeme Kalilani said that Mutharika will depart through Kamuzu International Airport on Saturday at 3pm.

He is expected  would attend the Summit from 28-31 January, under the theme “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend Through Investment in the Youth”.

The return day for the Malawi leader has not been indicated.

The AU Assembly will be preceded, on 29 January, by a retreat of AU Heads of State and Government, where the leaders will consider a report to be presented by the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, on institutional reforms of the AU aimed at enhancing the continental body’s governance systems.

The report was commissioned at the last AU Summit in Kigali, Rwanda.

Amongst other things, the Assembly will consider and deliberate on reports focusing on the state of peace and security on the continent, the African Peer Review Mechanism and Climate Change.

The African Union Assembly will also elect a new Chairperson of the AU Commission, Deputy Chair and eight Commissioners. The term of office of the incumbent Chair of the AU Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, came to an end in June 2016 and was extended by the AU leaders till now to enable the AU to elect her successor.

The Assembly is also expected to consider the application by the Kingdom of Morocco to become the AU’s 55th Member State.

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6 thoughts on “President Mutharika heads to AU Summit in Addis Ababa”

  1. Central says:

    Kodi muzikhala nao pa msonkhano wa AU uli onseeeee? Musadzabwerenso mukakhale konko……?

    1. Chatayika Phiri says:

      Why not? If a manager/Director is called to any meeting he/she attends what can stop him as a head of Malawi to attend all the meetings?

  2. Headteacher says:

    Unfortunately, this means delayed salaries for my staff. He usually takes all the government money when travelling outside.

  3. Kumekucha says:

    Tikuwafunila ulendo wabwino a Pulezidenti athu koma akatikumbutsileko za mseu wa M1 Karonga-Songwe.Tikuona ngati wayiwalika kuli ziiii

  4. Ngalamayi says:

    …and is this by private jet, at more taxpayers’ expense?

    1. Chatayika Phiri says:

      Yes until the presidential jet that was sold is brought back or else a new one is purchased. The sale of that jet was out of malice which is unfortunate. How come can ppo say it was expensive to manage? If so why do ppo keep on paying for dstvs monthly what benefit is it from there? If so then keeping the jet could be right. Another good example i can cite is “what do ppo get out of buying units now and then for cellphones? why don’t they sell the phones since is costly interms of airtime? so u can see that there was no point for jet sale; that was a govt property where whoever president would use be it Hellen Sini, Katsonga, Atupele, Chisi, etc.

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