08
June

State President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika leaves Tuesday for Cairo, Egypt where he will attend the Tripartite Meeting on Free Trade Area (FTA) for the Common Market for Eastern Africa(COMESA), Southern Africa Development Community(SADC) and the East African Community(EAC). According to a statement signed by presidential press officer Gloria Masanza-Kanyang’wa , President is expected to depart Kamuzu International Airport at 8:30 in the morning. Kanyang’wa said Heads of State to the summit are expected to sign the FTA agreement whose aim is to create a large single Free Trade Area, covering the combined membership of COMESA, EAC and SADC.  The statement further reads that From Egypt, Mutharika will proceed to Pretoria, South Africa for the African Union Summit which will take place from 14th to 15th June.

 

04
June

The World Bank is to provide Malawi with a K36 billion grant and loan.  An agreement to this effect has been signed in Lilongwe between the bank and the Malawi Government.      

The funds will be used in the floods emergency recovery project.  Speaking at the signing ceremony, the Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe said the project will among other things enable government to rehabilitate public facilities.    

Work Bank Disaster Risk Management Specialist Francis Nkoka said the project will address humanitarian challenges faced by the flood victims.        

04
June

KCN receives K1.8m from FDH bank

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The Authorities at Kamuzu College of Nursing-KCN in Blantyre have commended FDH Bank for complementing government’s efforts by investing in health and education sectors.   

Vice Principal at KCN in Blantyre Professor Ellen Chirwa made the remarks at FDH  Bank headquarters in Blantyre when  she was receiving a cheque worth K1.8-million from  FDH Bank  to assist tuition and upkeep allowances for  two needy students at the college.    

Chirwa asked for more continued support to the development of education at the college as it registers high number of needy students, especially self -sponsored students.      

03
June

President Professor Peter Mutharika has been appointed Global He for She Impact Champion.     

The State House Press Office says the United Nations Headquarters has identified President Mutharika for the appointment following his commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women, ending child marriages and gender-based violence.     

Recently the President was appointed Champion of Higher Education in Africa by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture.  

He was also appointed to serve as a member of the Leadership Council of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition as well as the Grow African Partnership Initiative by the African Union Commission and NEPAD.

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