By Mphatso Nkuonera:
Malawi has been recognized for consolidating democracy in the country and will as such on 21st September, 2021 receive an award during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) sitting in New York, America.
Executive Assistant to the President and Director of Communications, Sean Kampondeni made the announcement on Monday at Kamuzu Place in Lilongwe during a state house media briefing.
He said the ‘Africa America’s Institute’ has recognized Malawians for consolidating democracy for the past two years which has been noticed by the international community.
“The international community through the Africa America’s Institute will at the UNGA sitting this month, award Malawi for doing all things possible to consolidate democracy in the country.
“It is worth for us, as a country to celebrate this recognition which the international community has bestowed on us. The president will virtually represent the citizens in receiving this award,” he said.
On Affordable Input Programme (AIP), Kampondeni said being a very central issue, the president is very committed to address the increase on prices of fertilizers on the market.
“The president personally said anyone who works against AIP is poking into his eyes and he takes that serious because AIP is key towards achieving food security. Already there is a positive response where some companies have started reducing the price of fertilizer chemicals,” he said.
He added that government is very committed to make hunger history, as such there are deliberate policies and efforts being made to achieve food security by all means possible.
Kampondeni further said that, government projects will be implemented for the benefit of the citizens including roads, railways and many others projects.
President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, will virtually attend the UNGA Summit and many other important meetings on the sidelines of the event like the ‘Food System Summit, prior to the main sitting.