The government of Egypt on Thursday awarded 27 more capacity building scholarships to Malawi in sectors of Health, Police, Defense and Communications.
Speaking during the award ceremony in Lilongwe, Egyptian Ambassador to Malawi, Maher El-Adawy, said offering the scholarships is a fundamental part of Egypt’s foreign policy to support fellow brotherly countries.
He said, “The Capacity Building Scholarships will not only strengthen the relations between the Egyptian Government and Malawi but also encourage other nations to support Malawi in terms of development.”
El-Adawy pointed out that different agencies have requested that more participants be sponsored through the Capacity Building Programs.
The ambassador reminded beneficiaries to fully utilize the opportunity and come back to Malawi bearing the slogan ‘Make Malawi Great Again, #MMGA.’
In her remarks, Minister of Home Affairs, Grace Chiumia commended the Egyptian Government for the scholarships awarded.
“This is a symbol of good relations that exist between the Malawian and Egyptian government. The scholarship trainings will help advance the knowledge and skills of all participants in the different programs,” she said.
In 2016, 203 Malawians have benefited from the various programs offered in the Capacity Building programs, which costs about US$ 10,000 per participant.
The 27 beneficiaries will attend training in VIPs Protection, Com bating Nations Security Police Operations and Riots Disposal, Fiber Optics Science, Maternal and Newborn Health Nursing among others.
Source: Malawi News Agency – MANA