President Chakwera leaves for IDA Conference

By Kondanani Chilimunthaka

President Lazarus Chakwera has left the country for Nairobi-Kenya where he is to attend this year’s World Bank’s Internation Development Association (IDA) conference at the invitation of President William Ruto of Kenya.

According to sources, the conference will center on the IDA21 replenishment after three years of IDA20 replenishment period.

Chakwera speaking to reported on departure

Speaking at Kamuzu International Airport before flying to Nairobi, President Chakwera said Malawi is grateful for the World Bank’s stance of always being there to help the country in times of challenges, adding that he will take the summit as an opportunity to thank the World Bank’s support for Malawi.

“The other thing is, the World Bank is also helping us to make strides in actual developmental issues that will make Malawi more resilient” Said President Chakwera.

IDA with a total membership of 174 countries aims at development assistance and poverty reduction by helping the world’s low-income countries through grants and low-intetest loans.