• November 29, 2022 6:25 pm

President Chakwera in heroic welcome

Oct 5, 2022

By 10am on Tuesday, Kamuzu International Airport mini stadium was already full to the bream ahead of President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera’s arrival from his three-week tour of duty in the United States.

But despite such large numbers cars continued flooding the airports grounds though all car parks were already full to the required capacity.

At this time his arrival was some six hours away. It was the love for their leader that determined this sort of turnout.

And when he jetted in at around 4pm, President Chakwera brought it one key message to the gathering, Unity.

He immediately said he will not be dragged imto divisive politics being advanced by opposition parties that deliberately manipulate cultural and tribal affiliations.

And true to his plea, the gathering at KIA was united in merriment despite coming from different political parties.

His Malawi Congress Party supporters were joined by their counterparts from UTM and People Party, all clad in their respective party regalia.

The plane carrying Dr Chakwera touched Malawi soil at exactly 4:09 PM.
After inspecting a guard of honour mounted by the Malawi Defence Force (MDF), the President went straight to address the members of the press who sat at the end of the trail from the saluting dias.

In his statement President Chakwera told the media that he was so happy to be back after what he termed a successful trip.

Chakwera talked about a number of benefits for the trip such as signing of second $350Million Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact and the World Bank $1.5Bilion for investment in various sectors.

It was after this media interview that 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,” he said.

While in the US, President Chakwera addressed the 77th UN General Assembly on 22nd September 2022 in which his 10-minute 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 Least Developed Countries.

President Chakwera also engaged in various activities including the signing of the 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 where he secured about K640 billion for fight against TB/HIV, Malaria, and Covid-19 in the country before addressing UN General Assembly a day later.

On his way back home, President Chakwera made a stop over in Dubai at the 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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