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