President Professor Peter Mutharika says Malawi is becoming a prosperous nation, a development the President says foreign companies should take advantage of to invest in the country and enhance industriousness.
Mutharika made the remarks on Tuesday when he presided over the memorial service of Reverend John Chilembwe at Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) in Chiradzulu.
He said his administration is working tirelessly to implement infrastructure developments such as construction of roads, bringing piped water to people in rural areas and also taking necessary measures to resolve the persisting problem of electricity to provide a conducive environment for foreign direct investors.
…with these initiatives, I can ably say that this country is on a path to prosperity, that is why I am calling upon foreign companies to invest in Malawi and make it more industrious, he said.
Mutharika emphasized that his administration would continue uplifting the welfare of less privileged people through various programmes such as Social Cash Transfer and Decent and Affordable Housing Subsidy Programmes, among others.
Right now, many people have benefitted from the Social Cash Transfer programme. They have food on the table, money in their pockets and others have built houses.
I have confidence that in five years to come, Malawians shall completely be transformed from poverty to prosperity, so will be our nation, Mutharika added.
He, therefore, called on the country’s citizenry to embrace the three pillars of development such as hard work, integrity and patriotism to achieve a common good of taking the nation to greater heights.
Let’s live in peace and harmony. Love one another. Besides, emulate Chilembwe’s spirit of hard work and patriotism to make Malawi a great nation, he said.
In his remarks, PIM president, Reverend Wilson Mitambo thanked Mutharika for implementing different developments in all corners of the country, citing construction of Aida Chilembwe Community Technical College which is providing vocational skills to the youth.
Earlier, President Mutharika led a number of people in laying wreaths in honour of the fallen hero, Rev. John Chilembwe.
Every year, people from all walks of life in the country, irrespective of political, cultural, tribal and religion come together to commemorate the life of John Chilembwe at PIM.
Source: MANA Online