Lilongwe, Two Malawians have emerged successful over more than a thousand other applicants to be awarded training scholarships in Egypt on ‘Export Marketing Technique and Export Plan’ to commence from 19th November to 7th December (2017).
Speaking in an interview with MANA at the Egyptian Ambassador’s residence in Lilongwe, the Egyptian Ambassador to Malawi, Maher El �Adawy urged the successful applicants to remain focused and make Malawi proud.
Egypt is trying to help Malawi with different training programs in all fields but now because of the importance of trade, industry and export they are both going to a programme in which they will learn the best ways, techniques and networking on how they could export products that they produce here in Malawi, said El �Adawy.
A-dawy further stated that the scholarships are symbolic of the good bilateral trade and diplomatic relations existing in industry and trade between Egypt and Malawi.
Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism, Henry Mussa, said the two beneficiaries would get an opportunity to learn how to market, access and manage exports.
We are thankful to the Egyptian government who, through our ministry, has secured these scholarships and for all the other numerous times different ministries have benefitted from them, said Mussa.
One of the recipients, Richard Chirwa, the accomplished business owner of Fadeth Furniture in Blantyre said his company has had a product which has been ready for export for a long time.
What we have always been doing is to offer input substitution, but we had not yet started exporting which was because the whole process of actually exporting requires a bit more special and complex expertise, so this has come at a good time, said Chirwa.
He said the scholarship was very relevant as it would help him with knowledge of efficiency costs and most importantly, the international compliance that comes with export.
The Egyptian Government has provided capacity building programs to Malawi in several fields, including Agriculture, Trade, Rural Development, women empowerment, Natural Resources, Education, Health, Police, Information and Diplomacy.
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA