Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bingu for strong Scottish/Malawi ties

Malawi President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika shakes hands with Sir Jack McConnell after the luncheon. Pic by Malawi Digest.

By Our Reporter

Malawi State President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika said Friday, his government is committed to strengthen bi-lateral relations with Scotland through the promotion of contacts among the people of the two countries in order for development to prevail.

Ngwazi Dr Mutharika said this at Sanjika Palace in the commercial city, Blantyre, during a state luncheon he hosted in honour of the visiting Former Scottish Prime Minister, Sir Jack McConnell, who was in the country for a three-day visit.

During the visit, Sir McConnell visited several development projects in the northern region of this southern African country.

State President Dr Mutharika said he is determined to move Malawi from poverty to prosperity.

He said Malawians can only succeed with the support from its development partners, citing the United Kingdom as one such companions, in the fight against poverty in the country.

“There are various development prospects in the country and I am looking forward to strengthening our relations, not only with Scotland but the United Kingdom as a whole, to ensure continued support from our development partners,” said Mutharika.

He observed that with the support his government is receiving from various development partners and the business community in the country, he is optimistic that Malawi would graduate from poverty to prosperity.

“We will manage to conquer poverty,” President Mutharika stressed.

In his remarks, McConnell observed that relations between Malawi and Scotland in the United Kingdom are getting stronger, with regular exchange visits between officials from the two countries.

He commended the Malawi for the tremendous achievements on food security and fiscal prudence, saying this has enabled it experience economic development within a short period.

McConnell said the Scottish people are pleased to be associated with the achievements Malawi government has attained in the last 5-years under the wise and dynamic leadership of Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika.

He assured Malawians of continued support from Scotland in particular and the British government in general-Malawi Digest.

1 comment:

  1. Bingu has been singing the song of fighting against poverty for past 6 years but what is there to show for it. Can you please shut up your big mouth and start making things happen. Rubbish