Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) has welcomed the new nutrition policy, saying adequate nutrition is critical for cognitive development which determines a persons’ performance and professional achievement as well as work productivity.
MCCCI chief executive officer Chancellor Kaferapanjira said this in an interview in light of the newly launched National Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Policy and Strategic Plan 2018-2022 in Lilongwe last week.
He said the business community will work with companies that produce food to ensure the food has necessary nutritional values.
“Private companies in agriculture must grow nutrient-rich food. We eat not just to fill stomachs but to feed the body with required nutrients. These nutrients will improve the health of Malawians, intelligence levels and productivity. This then will play a significant role in national development,” Kaferapanjira said.
Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi last week said the revised policy is intended to provide a framework that will guide the implementation of the country’s national nutrition response to address the existing and emerging national and global issues.