President Peter Mutharika has appealed to Malawians, including journalists, to write positive stories about the country’s developments.
Speaking on arrival from New York, United States of America where he attended the United Nations General Assembly (Unga), Mutharika said from the 16 meetings which he personally attended, he heard good things about Malawi’s strides in ending child marriages and increasing access to early child education.
Mutharika said he was told that Malawi was a global star with good programmes on ending child marriages, thanks to champions such as Senior Chief Kachindamoto.
“It is good that we are doing well out there. We should change; Malawians should lead so that whatever is happening we should push for the country to develop further. We should speak positively about Malawi not just all bad things.”
He said from the meetings which he attended, Malawi would benefit a lot in various areas such as ending early marriages and on education.
“People outside know the kind of work we are doing, Malawi is a model to the rest of the world even the Secretary General said so. From the meetings, Malawi will benefit a lot in various areas such as ending early marriages and on education that we can implement in this country,” he said.
He added: “I am urging, especially journalists, to write positive stories, from now on, okay?”
Among other meetings, Mutharika held discussions with the UNAids executive director Michel Sidibe, attended a high level event on ending child, early and forced marriages and met officials from a Brazilian company interested in investing in the Green Belt Initiative.n