Posts Tagged ‘joyce banda’

Campaigning Scots schoolgirl Martha Payne set to move to Malawi after raising £130,000

Posted on 01 Oct 2013 at 1:45pm

SCHOOL meals blogger Martha Payne and her family are ready to up sticks for a year and embark on an African adventure.

A SCOTS schoolgirl who raised £130,000 to feed African children is on the verge of moving to Malawi for a year.

Martha Payne and her family have been so impressed at the impact of the money that they are ­planning to live there.

The 10-year-old, from Lochgilphead, Argyll, made headlines last year when she was banned by the local council from posting pictures and ratings of her school…

Video: Malawi President, Dr Joyce Banda addressing the 68th UN General Assembly

Posted on 30 Sep 2013 at 10:51pm

If we cannot uplift the people that are in our rural areas, as is the case for many developing countries, to earn decent income in the household, the vicious cycle of population growth, malnutrition, maternal risks and poverty will remain with us.

That’s why I emphasise the need for transformational initiatives just like the way we have started with the Mudzi Transformational Trust Initiative to create opportunities for our people across all income groups and help us realize our dream of shared prosperity. This is key to restoring the dignity of our people and this is my government’s vision for all of us in our nation

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President Dr Joyce Banda assures to carry out SADC goals

Posted on 18 Aug 2013 at 11:58pm

The President of Malawi, Joyce Banda,  Saturday in Lilongwe, Malawi, reaffirmed her country’s support to carry out the objectives of SADC, stipulated in the charter on the creation of this institution.

Joyce Banda who was speaking at the opening of the 33th summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), said that the country will engage in promotion of peace, political stability and improve the living standards of citizens.

A president, who is taking up the destinies of the organisation for a one year period, said she will rely on the support of all member States in the continued implementation of the projects.

Joyce Banda paid…

President Joyce Banda on Aljazeera South2North, Women of power.

Posted on 22 Jun 2013 at 3:58pm

President Joyce Banda on Aljazeera

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Sanctions against Zimbabwe must GO: President Joyce Banda

Posted on 27 Apr 2013 at 11:03am

MALAWI will lobby for the removal of the illegal Western sanctions regime that is affecting ordinary people, the nation’s President Dr Joyce Banda has said. Officially opening the 54th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair here

yesterday, Dr Banda said her country would “blow the trumpet”. “My visit to Zimbabwe has provided me with a rare opportunity to see what is emerging in Zimbabwe. “It gives hope to see that the destiny of Zimbabwe remains in the hands of Zimbabweans.

“We will march with you and the rest of us shall blow the trumpet: ‘lift sanctions, they are hurting…

President Joyce Banda message on her visit to Zimbabwe, Welcomed by Pres. Robert Mugabe

Posted on 23 Apr 2013 at 7:37pm

President Robert Mugabe welcomed Malawian President Joyce Banda today in Zimbabwe whom he has invited the to officially open this year’s Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Bulawayo.

The trip is Banda’s first official visit to Zimbabwe since taking over power after the death last year of her predecessor Bingu wa Mutharika, who was a close ally to Mugabe.

The president wrote this message on her official facebook page:

This afternoon I have arrived in Harare…

President Joyce Banda against wife inheritance, land grabbing from women and other harmful traditional practices

Posted on 18 Apr 2013 at 8:23am

Traditional leaders in the country have been called upon to eradicate harmful traditional practices which impinge on the progression of women and girls in the socio-economic activities.

The call was made by President Dr. Joyce Banda on Friday at St. John the Baptist – Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) in Mangochi during this year’s commemoration of International Women’s Day which officially falls on 8th March annually.

“I would like to appeal to traditional…

President Joyce Banda said to have been “unaware” of the press release about Madonna “bullying” row.

Posted on 12 Apr 2013 at 7:04pm

The skirmish between Madonna and the Malawian government has taken yet another turn with the country’s President reportedly “incandescent with anger” over a statement released by her own office harshly criticising the American singer.

Sources described as “well-placed” told the BBC that President Joyce Banda was unaware of the statement released on Wednesday which accused Madonna of “bullying state officials” and chaining Malawi to “an obligation of gratitude”.

Madonna, who visited the country last week with her children, including her two  adopted Malawian-born kids David and Mercy James, both 8, to see schools built by her charitable donations, hit back at the criticisms calling them “lies”.

President Banda was reportedly in the…

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Malawian government criticizes Madonna, accuses her of holding country to ransom

Posted on 11 Apr 2013 at 1:21am

The Malawi government issued an angry attack on the pop diva Madonna Wednesday, alleging expected to be granted VIP treatment during her controversial tour to this southern African country last week.

A strongly-worded statement issued Wednesday by the president’s office, State House, in the capital, Lilongwe, accused Madonna of using her fame and money to press the government of Malawi to give her VIP treatment.

“Granted, Madonna is a famed international musician. But that does not impose an injunction of obligation on any government under whose territory Madonna finds…

Flemish government to pump K14 billion in Malawi’s agriculture sector

Posted on 04 Apr 2013 at 12:36am

President Dr Joyce Banda on Tuesday requested the Flemish Government to earmark the next cycle of assistance towards the agriculture sector.

The President made the request at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe after signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on agriculture between the Government of Malawi and Government of Flanders.

The next cycle of assistance amounting to 25 million Euros (about K14 billion) has been pledged towards this course.

“I believe that it…