Regina Hill Onyeibe, the Africa liaison for the City of Dallas’ office of international business and protocol services in the US, is expected to visit Mzuzu City Council (MCC) on Friday.
Onyeibe is responsible for all bilateral trade and cultural exchange opportunities between the American city and African countries.
According to MCC public relations officer Karen Msiska, the council will take advantage of courtesy call to initiate business partnerships between the two cities and create room for investment in Mzuzu.
He explained: “Being a city that is still growing, we expect to benefit in the area of infrastructural development.
“We envisage structures that will beautify the city. We also expect the interaction to hand us an opportunity to learn how we can improve service delivery and management of a wide range of aspects, including health and sanitation.”
Onyiebe’s visit is being facilitated by Malawians in Texas Organisation (Mito) chairperson Agnes Nkhata, who is currently in the country on a mission to promote economic and professional linkages between various communities in Malawi and the US,
She is presently promoting Dalas’ newly designated EB-5 programme—an outward-looking arrangement that offers qualified foreign nationals job-creating investment opportunities in return for legal residency in the US—in the 48 sub-Sahara countries.
During the visit, Onyeibe will also meet with business captains in Mzuzu to explore potential EB-5 initiatives and mutually beneficial bilateral trade talks. n