• November 29, 2022 5:43 pm

MCP SG says President Chakwera has done more than what was announced

Oct 4, 2022

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Secretary General Elsenhower Mkaka who is also Minister of Forestry and Natural resources has hinted that fruits of President Dr Lazarus Chakwera trip to United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will start bearing fruits two weeks from now.

Speaking at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) Mini Stadium, during the welcoming ceremony of President Chakwera from US Mkaka said it is sad that some Malawians spoke alot accusing the trip.

“Your Excellency Sir , these people were speaking because they had no information at all, the President has done more than what was beamed on TVs and aired on radios and believe me in two weeks wait and see fruits the UNGA trip,” said Mkaka.

Plane carrying Dr Lazarus Chakwera touched Malawi soil at exactly 4:09 PM.

After inspecting guard of honour mounted by the Malawi Defence Force (MDF), the President went straight to address the members of the press who sat along the way joining the saluting dice.

In his statement Chakwera told the media that he was so happy to be back after successfully attending the United Nations General Assembly.

Chakwera talked about a number of benefits from the trip such as signing of second $350Million Millenium Challenge Compact (MCC) and the World Bank $1.5Bilion.

Soon after the interviews Chakwera addressed supporters at the mini stadium.

Chakwera said his agenda remains on uniting Malawians.

“I refuse to practice politics of tribalism and nepotism. My mission is to unite Malawians and I will not give room to any divisive elements to divide us,” said Chakwera.

President Chakwera said he will not be dragged into divisive politics advanced by the opposition.

While in USA, President Chakwera addressed the 77th UN General Assembly on 22nd September 2022 in which his 10 minutes speech articulated a number of issues ranging from food crisis, security challenges, climate change and Covid-19 effects, and based much on calling the UN member states to work together to end crises facing many countries within the organization especially the LDCs.

President Chakwera also engaged in various activities including the signing of K350 Billion second Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact which is expected to create a range of economic opportunities for the people of Malawi.

The Malawi leader also attended the Global Fund Conference on September 21,2022 where he secured about K640 billion for fight against TB/HIV, Malaria, and Covid-19 in the country before addressing UN General Assembly on 22nd September, 2022.

On his way back home, President Chakwera made a stop over in Dubai on invitation by the Government United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he held discussions with His Royal Highness on opportunities for investment in Malawi’s energy, agriculture, finance, and transport sectors.

This year’s UNGA, was held under the theme “A Watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges”.

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