By Malawi Freedom Network
Malawi’s Vice President Chimlirenji Back From Japan With Life Tranforming Packages
After attending the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7) in Yokohama, Japan, Vice President Overton Chimlirenji has returned home to report a successful official trip where he represented President Peter Mutharika.
Chimlirenji was welcomed by cabinet ministers, government officials and members of the governing DPP at Kamuzu International Airport.
On the sidelines of the meeting, Chimlirenji took time to meet potential investors whom he has wooed to come in and invest.
The Veep also held meetings with Global Fund officials.
He however commended the Japanese government for promoting tertiary and secondary education through it’s tool, JICA.
The government of Japan has among other pledges committed to support its partner countries in Africa with $20 billion worth of development projects as well as offer skills training to about 3, 000 people in the next 6 years.
While in Japan, Chimlirenji had also interacted with Malawians living in the country’s capital, Tokyo.
The TICAD Meeting, which commenced on August 28 ended on August 30 had prompted President Peter Mutharika to deligate his Vice President for the third time around since assuming power for his second term following the declaration by MEC that Mutharika was the one who had won the May 21 elections.
The was held under the theme: “Advancing Africa’s Development through People, Technology and Innovation.