As We Enter 2018, Let Us All Focus On Our Collective Vision

My Fellow Malawians

The First Couple Crossing Over 2017
As we enter the year 2018, let us all focus on our collective vision. Let us focus on moving forward.

In 2018, our focus is to make the economy perform better. Nothing works with a bad economy.

Malawi must rise from being an importing and consuming nation and become a producing and exporting nation. This is the first vision that you and I share.

By making Malawi a producing and exporting nation, we create more jobs and create wealth for Malawians.

To become a producing and exporting nation, we start with diversifying and commercializing agriculture through irrigation.

In the 2018, we expect the Greenbelt revolution to start empowering more communities. Time has come for our local farmers to become producing and exporting actors of the vision.

The Shire Valley Transformation project is beginning in the 2018. This is a Greenbelt project determined to empower 40,000 (forty thousand) farmers and their families.

The project will create more jobs as we process our produce for export.

Around mid-year in 2018, I expect to launch construction of canals.

We will pump water from Shire River and turn it into gravity-fed irrigation for the farmers. The first phase will begin with 22,300 (twenty-two thousand three hundred) hectares.

In 2018, we are also looking forward to beginning of another massive irrigation project on the scale of 24,000 (twenty-four thousand) hectares.

This is a smart farming project where Nchalo Farmers’ Association will partner with investors who are ready to spend $240 million (two hundred forty million dollars).

These are only some of the agricultural projects set to continue our Greenbelt revolution in 2018.

These projects come in addition to major projects like the Malawi Mango and the Salima Sugar projects where production is happening.

We also expect 100 Million dollars investment on 3 thousand hectares of commercial farming by a company called DF Agritech.

7 Responses to "As We Enter 2018, Let Us All Focus On Our Collective Vision"

  1. Victoria Mapwesela   January 1, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    We need a fast mover & not an expert in procrastination like this guy

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    • Mutumwa   January 3, 2018 at 7:48 pm

      Victoria, how old are you? Looking at your vocabulary, it seems you went to school. But I can see that your comments are not from what you think and see but what you hear others talking. You are educated, analyse things on your own and you shall realise that there has been no government in Malawi like the current government. Make a mistake and elect a new party into government, Malawi will cry foul over APM government! Mark my words. There has been no government in Malawi that was without donor support except APM’s. But because it’s for the first time to experience that, Malawians think government is failing. This is the only time we are living in our own Malawi. During those past governments, we thought things were better than today, but we were surviving on other people’s pockets. It was not our money. Understand please my fellow Malawians. Am disappointed to see even educated people like my sister Victoria, being misled by cheap rhetoric from misguided individuals in the land especially the opposition. Let me tell you this. The opposition knows that things on track but they cannot say it openly because doing means decampaigning themselves. They want to be in government, if they praise the current government, they won’t be voted for. Open your eyes!!!!

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  2. Ziyada Dida   January 1, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Boma iloooo?

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  3. Ziyada Dida   January 1, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Boma iloooo!!!

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  4. Joseph Mungwala   January 1, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    vic,jst wait you will see something great strange,dont jst oppose for the sake of oppose more or less like abusa.for your own information,when did they passed this budget that you should say we r delaying.Be serious when you are posting young lady.

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  5. Harold Masawa   January 2, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Our electricity made from shire water if u take water from shire then sure fuelling electricity problems don’t u?

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