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. Lovemore Msikita   February 1, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Miss Bella Bird let me tell you something you just talk things from the book without seeing the actual challenge that poor majority are facing in villages, if you eat pizza and superghetti at Palace with the president just say Mr president your chauffeur knows how to cook. with such notorious and hilarious comment we don’t need to hear it anymore. Remember you’re the same people who says Kenya’s election were free and fair by the end it was some irregularities. Please Malawi Voice shutup your mouth when you got chunk of money in your pocket for making alogant comment from state house. We Malawians we are suffering.

  2. Chiling'oma Mkandawire   February 1, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Bravo prof
    Apm kip it up by concentrating to change Malawians & Malawi ignored/neglected & gritiolt 4 over 50yrs

  3. Inno Jedegwa   February 2, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Because those loan shark are enticing government to borrow and enslave the country

  4. Yamikani Makwinja   February 2, 2018 at 4:58 am

    Some of u expect APM to give handouts and feed your families?forget it!He is a development oriented leader.He focuses on real issues.Work hard or else you will starve.We support his great works and that will make him win again in 2019 l bet you on this 1…

  5. Benjamin Gausi   February 2, 2018 at 5:45 am

    We r now on the right path of development. Bravo APM


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