President Peter Mutharika has told journalists to report positive stories about Malawi and not dwell on the negative issues. He was speaking at Kamuzu International Airport on his arrival from the United States where he attended the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Mutharika said Malawi is now a global star as a lot of countries are admiring its achievements in reducing cases of early marriages and that he is excited about how popular Malawi has become globally.
“Out there people see and appreciate our efforts. But it is unfortunate that here at home, we don’t take pride in our achievements but instead dwell on negative publicity. I urge journalists in the country to report positive news and further the welfare of Malawi globally.”
He said among others, a documentary of Senior Chief Kachindamoto on the efforts she has made in ending child marriages was shown at one of the meetings and leaders from various countries had a lot learn from.
The president said Malawi has also benefited a lot from the UNGA trip saying he attended about 38 meetings with various influential people and investors.
President Mutharika, left the country on September 15, with a 19 member delegation to the annual UN general assembly held from September 19 to 25.
Among others, he addressed the UN General Assembly on September 20. He is said to have remained in the New York to attend multilateral and bilateral meetings.