Malawi’s Minister of Lands and Housing Henry Phoya on Sunday took the Mudzi Transformation Trust to locals in Blantyre, saying the initiative is meant to support social and economic projects for the transformation of lives of Malawians.
The initiative was announced by Malawi President Joyce Banda in Parliament on Friday ahead of its registration of 20 000 village heads as the trust will work with these village heads to mobilise communities for implementation of the programme.
Phoya, who addressed a rally at Misesa Primary School ground, urged people to support government, saying Malawi is in safe hands under the Banda regime as it fights poverty.
“People need to render their support to the President and the initiative (Mudzi Transformation Trust),” said Phoya.
On Friday, the President said the 2010 Integrated Household Survey showed that the poverty head count in Malawi did not significantly decrease over the past 10 years, saying government is concerned about the slow pace of eradicating poverty.
The Mudzi Transformation Trust will be a private sector-led initiative to which both local and international private sector is invited to invest in.