President Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera was on Tuesday morning among close to twenty Heads of State and Government in witnessing the inauguration of Kenya’s new President William Ruto at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi.
The Malawi leader was joined by other heads of state from Tanzania, Sudan, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and Somalia among others.
Meanwhile, President Chakwera is expected to proceed to the United States of America for this year’s 77th Annual General Assembly of the United Nations.
This year’s UNGA is the first to be held physically since 2020 due the Covid-19 pandemic which saw counties imposing travel restrictions.
Dr Chakwera has since described the Assembly as a perfect opportunity for Malawi to seek solutions to the prevailing social and economic challenges in the country.
“This is a working trip as we engage world leaders and heads of international institutions from across all sectors of development. Our underlying goal is to bring from New York tangible outcomes in terms of multilateral and bilateral support from development partners in our quest to improve livelihoods of Malawians,” wrote Chakwera on his Facebook page.
Dr Chakwera further feels that the Assembly which will be held under theme, ‘A Watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges’, will seek workable solutions to some of the world’s most vexing issues from poverty, development and climate change to peace and security.
Dr Chakwera is expected to address General Assembly next week Thursday, September 22, 2022.
The President is also expected to sign on behalf of the people of Malawi a five-year multimillion dollar compact project with the Millennium Challenge Corporation which aims at uplifting the country’s infrastructure development by among other things constructing durable roads across the country.