Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Friday met the visiting World Bank mission in Lilongwe.
The high level delegation from the World Bank led by Louis Larose is in the country to assess the economic situation.
“I informed the team on the commitments we have made as government to deal with our situation and heal our nation. I talked about the various reforms we are undertaking such as the Public Service Reform Programme as well as the reforms we are championing to tighten our Financial Management Systems to ensure that the unfortunate incident of Cashgate never happen again,” Mutharika added.
The Malawi leader told the team that Malawi needs the bank’s support and the support from other multilateral and bilateral donors for its recurrent budget in the short term to enable her achieve the goals set this year.
“I am glad to report that the response I got from the discussions is promising. I trust that the team’s visit and talks held with a wide range of officials in both public and private sector will help the delegation to put our case in the appropriate context, and to be fully informed about our strengths, opportunities and challenges to be able to speak for us when they return,” said Mutharika.