Malawi President Mutharika meets Rwandan President Paul Kagame


Both Presidents are in Ethiopia to attend the 18th COMESA Summit meeting.

This was a fruitful meeting for President Mutharika as his government has already embarked working on improving access to ICT services in what is dubbed, ‘lCT for all.’

Kagame said ICT is becoming a vital component of development around the world hence the need for Malawi to pay a great interest in the sector.
He said Rwanda will support Malawi in ICT for the benefit of the country’s majority farmers.

He said Agriculture is one of the sectors which could benefit from use of ICT especially farmers to enable them access important information from different countries on how to boost their agricultural activities.

The Rwanda President told Mutharika that it will not be difficult for the two countries to work together as most of the activities his administration is doing, Rwanda has already done and proven successful.

During the Commonwealth e-governance Forum Africa, held on 24-25 March in Kigali, experts commended Rwanda as a model in using ICT and e-governance.
Kagame also took some time to salute President Mutharika for the introduction of decent and affordable housing project and encouraged him that it was how Rwanda improved their housing system through the same initiative.

Kagame also vowed to give the Malawi Government all the support it needs to successfully achieve its goal of providing Malawians with good habitable environment.
Kagame also states that Malawi is moving in a right direction in terms of development citing the introduction of community colleges.

He said the same initiative was successful in Rwanda, as it helped to create job opportunities amongst the youth and provided skilled labour to industries.
He said his government will give support to the Mutharika administration on community colleges especially infrastructure and material support.

Before meeting Kagame, Mutharika had an audience with Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab whose government has also shown interest to invest in Malawi.

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