World Bank Hails President Mutharika For Commitment To Develop Malawi

A group photo after the meeting
The World Bank Country Director for Malawi, Burundi, Somalia and Tanzania Miss Bella Bird has hailed Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika and the government of Malawi for their commitment to develop the country.

Bird was speaking at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre after an audience with His Excellency Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika.

Speaking during the meeting, President Mutharika told the World Bank Chief for Malawi, Tanzania and Burundi that his administration has made tremendous economic strides the past three years such as reducing inflation from 24% to 7.1%, the reduction of interest rate from 25% to 16%, and the improvement of foreign currency reserve cover from 2 months to 6 months.

The meeting in progress
President Mutharika added that all these strides have been achieved without direct budget support adding however that a helping hand from development partners is welcome to consolidate these economic gains and resolve challenges in the energy sector and reforms.
In response, Bird said the World Bank as a partner in development demands prudent leadership for them to assist sovereign countries realize their developmental dreams adding that she was confident that in Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika, Malawi has such a leader.

Bella Bird congratulated President Mutharika and his administration for achieving meaningful economic gains for Malawi under difficult circumstances and assured him that the World Bank is ready to assist Malawi continue on the path to economic development.

According to the World Bank, Bella Bird, a British and Australian national, became the Country Director for Tanzania, Burundi, Malawi and Somalia in July 2015. She is based in Dar la Salaam.

30 Responses to "World Bank Hails President Mutharika For Commitment To Develop Malawi"

  1. Alexander Mwenye   February 2, 2018 at 6:21 am
  2. Alexander Mwenye   February 2, 2018 at 6:26 am

    Typical Malawian full of jealousy and pull him down syndrome,waiting for someone from a broad to appreciate what the government have done,l do remember kamuzu used to say ife tonse boma!!!!!!!!! Which means we keep on critising ourselves kkkkkkkkk ndangodutsamo sindinathyole nkhwani

  3. Panji Bush Kumwenda   February 2, 2018 at 6:42 am


  4. Ellie Nkuliwa   February 2, 2018 at 6:42 am

    Tell them that there is drought in BT north and other parts of malawi due to dry spell and there’s a need of immidiate consideration

  5. Benson Chiutsi   February 2, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Bwera kuno kumudzi i believe sudzalembaso zopusa umalembazo wanva!! Ngati adakupatsa ndalama zakut uwapangile campaign ungowadyela chaka chamawa iluza nkhumba yakoyo oky!!!


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