By Kondanani Chilimunthaka
President Lazarus Chakwera has on Friday, 15th September, 2023 left the country for New York to attend the 78th General Assembly of the United Nations, with optimism that his participation gives Malawi an opportunity to fast-track on the recovery that it is involved in.
Speaking before his departure at Kamuzu International Airport, President Chakwera said UNGA affords Malawi an opportunity to review her stand interms of Sustainable Development Goals and how best it can fast-track the provision of services, and making sure that the country is on track in-terms of the recovery the country is in.
“Second of all, it’s an opportunity as well for us to touchbase, particularly with those closest to, as partners and on the sidelines of this great General Assembly we want to focus on Malawi’s reconstruction.
And so we are looking forward to something that Malawians will benefit from, as result of our coming together with people of like mind” Said President Chakwera.
Further, President Chakwera told the nation upon his departure that in view that he has made a call to development partners for a Malawi Development Conference, his presence is of significance to have a great focus on what can help Malawi to do well which is also promising towards recovery from the devastation it has experienced.
President Chakwera is expected to host Malawi-Partners Conference on 19th September on the sidelines of the main General Assembly as one of his assignments apart from the main event where he is also to deliver his address on 21st September.