UK MPs to visit Malawi to ‘review’ situation

A delegation of six members from cross-party grouping of parliamentarians from all major parties in the UK, International Development Committee (IDC), will visit Malawi from 12-14th March to review the fragile situation in the country.

The six MPs to visit Malawi, will be led by Liberal Democrats MP,  Malcolm Bruce, Chair of the Committee and they are expected to meet Cabinet ministers, civil society organisation,s international NGOs and donor partners “to gain an insight into the development challenges facing Malawi.”

According to a statement made available to Nyasa Times, Bruce said the MPs will be visiting Malawi “so that we can better understand the significant challenges the country faces and how the UK can most effectively assist in tackling these challenges.”

He added: “ We are interested in a wide range of development issues and are looking forward to hearing from the people and government of Malawi what they think of the UK’s development programme”

MP Malcom Bruce: Leading a delegation of UK MPs to visit Malawi

The statement said they will visit development programmes in health, agriculture, education and justice funded by Department for International Development (DFID.”

The committee recently asked London to set out specific governance conditions as a requirement for the receipt of aid – and conditions under which aid will be withdrawn.

MPs visiting Malawi include: Malcolm Bruce MP, Chair (Lib Dem, Gordon),  Hugh Bayley MP (Lab, City of York),  Richard Harrington MP (Con, Watford),  Pauline Latham MP (Con, Mid Derbyshire),  Jeremy Lefroy MP (Con, Stafford),  Mr Michael McCann MP (Lab, East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow).

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