The U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman, has commenced a five-nation Africa tour that will take her to Malawi to tackle issues of governance, which is the shortfall of the President Bingu wa Mutharika administration
The tour which begins on March 3 is to end on March 11, will also take her to Nigeria, Angola, Zambia and Kenya.
A statement issued by the U. S. Department of State in New York, stated that the Under Secretary would hold discussions with national leaders to underscore U. S. interests and strengthen collaborative efforts that promote good governance, economic growth, regional security, social development and human rights.
According to the statement, the visit will also highlight the long-term American commitment to Africa.
The statement noted that the visit to Malawi “would allow Sherman to review the progress of U.S. development assistance efforts” and the government of Malawi’s programmes in addressing the multiple economic and social challenges.
Sherman would also encourage Malawian leaders to “strengthen good governance practices and human rights for all citizens.”
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