Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dr Mutharika back home from Rome, Italy

Malawi President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika. Pic by Malawi Digest.

By Lucy Liponda

Malawi President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika is back home after a successful trip to Rome, Italy.

The State President and his entourage arrived home through the Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) on Wednesday evening.

According to live coverage monitored on the state owned Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), the president’s plane landed at the KIA at 19:15 pm and he was met upon arrival by Vice President Joyce Banda, Speaker of the National Assembly Henry Chimunthu Banda, head of the army Marko Chidziko, head of the Police Peter Mukhitho, members of the diplomatic corps, cabinet ministers and Members of Parliament among many others.

The State President left the country on Sunday for Rome, Italy where he attended the United Nation’s World Food Summit organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation.

Addressing the summit, Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika called upon developed countries and international organisations to help poor countries with modern farming technologies other than making food donations.

The President added that food aid to countries would only be a short term solution and that offering these countries help that would help then enhance their agriculture production would go a long way in reducing or completely eradicating hunger.

Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika said that Malawi was ready to share with the rest of the world on how this southern African country managed to have successful bumper yields in the last four growing seasons.

“We have successfully managed hunger in the last four years and Malawi is ready to share its secrets with the rest of the world,” he said

President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika has been honoured by different international organisations for on his successful fight against hunger and poverty in Malawi.

His immediate predecessor Bakili Muluzi was letting Malawians live on empty stomachs and many people died during his term due to regular hunger situations that characterised his 10-year rule-Malawi Digest.


  1. I thought he said he was going to the Commonwealth Summit in Trinidad and Tobago after the Rome trip.Why has he returned early? His entourage should give back all allowances. This will help to ease our forex problems

  2. I am happy that the president is back early. I miss him when he is not in the country.

  3. Maybe people are tired of his same story of maize. kapena wadwalatu?

  4. Thanks to our great leader Dr. Bingu for helping our beautiful country once again achieve self sufficiency in food and also implementing practical solutions to some of the problems faced in our country. Our president is certainly doing a great job leading our Malawi by any scale of measurement!

  5. Leaders needs those turns to let those who are dosing wakeup from stupid news.

    Life goes on