President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has had bilateral talks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. They discussed a wide range of issues, including the special relationship between their two countries and the desire to see their partnership grow in such areas as climate change, girls’ education, and trade. The Prime Minister also expressed both his joy at seeing the President and his desire to cement a Malawi-UK partnership to leverage green technologies in Malawi. The two leaders have agreed to discuss this further when they meet again at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland in November.
#ZBSNews President Lazarus Chakwera has taken a ride on the upgraded Nkala rail line which passes through the Shire North Railway bridge.
Central East African Railway (CEAR) Project Manager, Chrispin Kapalamula, says the rail line which is part of the Nacala corridor replaced an old bridge constructed in the early 1930s and outlived its life span.
Kapalamula says the bridge constructed to a tune of $13 million has upgraded from 15 to 20.5 axle tonnage and 5 meter space for pedestrian and bycycle access which the old bridge lacked.
(By Alex Banda – Blantyre)
Her Excellency Madam Monica Chakwera the First Lady of Republic of Malawi is today February 18, 2021 virtually attending the 25th Ordinary General Assembly of the Organisation of African First Ladies in Development (OAFLAD)
The meeting which is being chaired by Madam Sassou N’Guesso First Lady of The Republic of the Congo and President of OAFLAD with a call for the first ladies to do more in the trying times of Covid.
The meeting is being convened under the theme “Showing resilience in face of Covid 19 by building on past gains and learning from challenges of the present”