By Linda Kwanjana
President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera says Malawi has what it takes to become Africas food basket.
President Chakwera was at Chinthembwe Primary School in Ntchisi district during the launch of AGCOM 2.
The President reveals that during his visit to Egypt, the Egyptian President confided in him his desire to be importing food from Malawi, which he said it is an indicatiom that the country is capable of growing enough for exports.
“There is a whole market out there for the food we grow on our soils. I just came back from Egypt two days ago and President El- Sisi of Egypt told me himself that his country, which is mostly desert, needs to buy food and they want us grow it and sell it to them,” said President Chakwera.
President Chakwera further said that time has come that Malawians should own up their destinies rather than waiting for foreign aid.
“No one is coming here to feed us, so we must work the ground to grow the food necessary to feed ourselves,” Said President Chakwera
AGCOM 2 is a governmemt initiative intended to produce food for comercial purposes.