President Chakwera says commissioning of the Nacara Corridor symbol of regional economic integration

By Linda Kwanjana

Malawi President Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera has hailed the launch of the Nacara Corridor saying it is a right step towards economic growth of the three countries.

Speaking at Nampula in Mozambique where the launch took place , Chakwera said when President Phillipe Nyusi hosted him for a historic State Visit last year, he had taken a tour of this facility.

He recalled that at that time, he pledged to see to it that the expansion and rehabilitation of this port was completed with speed, because he had looked favourably on his request for
the port to be modernized in order for Malawi to maximize its use going forward.

“Whenever people say that Malawi does not have any port by the sea, the answer is simple, Malawi’s port by the sea is Nacala.

Chakwera and Nyusi

“And Today, I am pleased to be here for the inauguration of this port in fulfilment of
President Nyusi’s promise to strengthen the economic connections between the two countries,” he said.

Chakwera said this is real economic integration which has capacity to boost trade.

“When we speak of regional economic integration, we must understand that it cannot be done without regional
cooperation and collaboration,” he said.

Chakwera said when countries speak of regional collaboration, people should understand that it cannot be done without building trust between nations to enhance bilateral relations.


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