Chakwera means business in UK, meets heads of Governments during Commonwealth Indaba

By Linda Kwanjana

Malawi Leader President Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera on Friday mingled and interracted with heads of state and Governments when he attended a Commonwealth Leaders Meeting hosted by Baroness Patricia Scotland, the Commonwealth Secretary-General at Marlborough House in the United Kingdom.

The Malawi leader engaged with other Commonwealth Leaders including the Head of the Commonwealth, King Charles III.

Prior to that, Chakwera requested Republic of South Korea for additional support towards Tropical cyclone Freddy recovery.

While the Prime Minister extended his condolences on behalf of Koreans for the devastation Malawi suffered months ago from Cyclone Freddy.

He then pledged Seoul’s solidarity and support to Malawi.

The Republic of South Korea renders support to Malawi and recently released a package of US$200,000 humanitarian assistance for Cyclone Freddy victims.

There was also a similar package last year for victims of Tropical Storms Ana and Gombe.

President Chakwera asked the Prime Minister to support the post-Cyclone Freddy recovery and reconstruction program which is pegged at US$700 million.

Other forms of assistance President Dr Chakwera also expressed gratefulness include a motor vehicle and IT equipment to Ministry of Foreign Affairs worth US$150,000, a US$200,000 package towards cholera fight and US$500,000 to the Daeyang Mission Hospital for the procurement of medicines, medical equipment and an ambulance.