Egypt has promised more training opportunities for Malawians in a diverse of sectors in the North African State as one way of building human resource capacity to facilitate development in the country.
Egyptian Ambassador Maher El-Adawy said this on Wednesday at his residence in Lilongwe when he officially handed over training scholarships to 21 individuals from a cross-section of professionals. He said this year the number of beneficiaries is expected to exceed last year’s 157.
However, he said Egypt will have to first appreciate the impact of the training sessions to seek more funds from financiers.
Said El-Adawy: “Last year, we gave training opportunities to 157 individuals and this year we have already given training opportunities to 81 people and I am sure that by the end of the year over 200 people will have benefited.”
He further said that the current training programmes in part have been selected to develop capacity for public sector reform, concentrating on strategic planning and evaluation performance of government institutions as well as mechanisms to develop and implement strategies to combat corruption.
The training areas included solar energy technology and energy efficiency, strategic planning and evaluation performance of government institutions as well as mechanisms to develop and implement strategies to combat corruption, medical coexistence, quality nursing care to prevent maternal and fetal death, mechatronics, dialysis and countering international crimes for female judges.
One of the beneficiaries, High Court of Malawi Judge Fiona Mwale, who attended a training in countering international crimes for female judges, said the programme she will attend will improve her comprehension of new laws in the country with regard to combating international crimes in part.
Present during the presentation ceremony was Deputy Minister for Defence Malison Ndau who commended Egypt for the capacity building training awards. n