By Wilson Allan Phiri & Kenson McCloud
President Lazarus Chakwera has assured young Small and Medium innovators and investors of a conducive environment for trade activities.
Chakwera made the remarks on Monday at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe when updating the nation on his State visit to Mozambique over the weekend.
Chakwera said the bilateral talks which were hosted by President Filipe Nyusi have paved the way for Malawi’s economic independence.
The Head of State pledged more economic activities that will be enhanced by improving transport networks and the energy sector in the two countries.
As it stands, there is need for the country to move with speed in fulfilling its obligations in the joint projects.
Meanwhile, an education expert Victor Chikoti has welcomed the idea to incorporate foreign languages in the local school curriculum in a bid to promote communication and trade among African countries.
This follows President Lazarus Chakwera’s remarks that he had discussed with his Mozambican counterpart, Filipe Nyusi, on the need to introduce Portuguese, Swahili and expand French in Malawian schools to help the citizens communicate easily with business partners from other countries when conducting trade.
Chikoti said the introduction of these languages would help people to strike business deals with ease in order to boost trade in the country.
According to Chikoti, the move would further help students who want to study within Africa to excel in their studies as they would be able to understand the language.
However, Chikoti also pointed out that there is need for huge investment in order to successfully implement the curriculum.