Diaspora community key in Malawi’s economic growth -Kunkuyu

By Andrew Mkonda

Minister of Information Moses Kunkuyu  has urged youths in the diaspora community of South Korea to contribute to Malawi’s socio-economic development.

Speaking Wednesday evening in Seoul after Vice President Saulos Chilima met Malawian youths living in South Korea, Kunkuyu said time has come for them to avoid wasting their precious time, energy and resources on things that will not benefit the country.

Kunkuyu hailed the Malawian youths living in Korea for proposing constructive ideas to the Vice President during the meeting on how the country can borrow a leaf from South Korea on issues like trade, education and transportation.

“As a government, we need constructive ideas that can contribute to the development of our country. We have wasted much of our time in the past blaming one another while our neighbouring countries are developing. We need to change our mind set,”he said

The Minister then assured the diaspora community in South Korea of government’s commitment to developing the country under the leadership of President Chakwera through the Agriculture, Tourism and Mining (ATM) strategy.

Representative of the diaspora community in South Korea, Gracious Chirambo assured the government that youths will always contribute positively for the country to develop the way Korea did in few years.

“We wish our country well and it’s our wish that any knowledge and skills we are gaining here should benefit our country in one way or the other,” he said.

Many of the diaspora community living in South Korea are students.