Blantyre City Council, US city sign Memorandum of Understanding


Blantyre City Council Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the City of Norfolk, Nebraska, the United States (US).

City fathers of Blantyre and Norfolk put pen to paper at Civic Offices in Blantyre.

It is the first time for the US city to enter into an agreement with a city in Africa.


Blantyre City Mayor, Wild Ndipo, said the MoU will promote the sharing of knowledge and skills in Blantyre City in particular and Malawi in general.

“Norfolk may be a small city but it is advanced when it comes to the use of agricultural technologies. So, Malawi will benefit from it,” Ndipo said.

Ndipo added that Norfolk has a lot of colleges that will offer Malawians opportunities to further their education.


Norfolk City Mayor, Josh Moenning, said the MoU will strengthen ties between Malawi and the US.

“Moreover, Norfolk will benefit from cultural exchange visits,” Moenning said.

President and founder of Norfolk Schools in Malawi, Joe Mtika, said Malawi started benefitting from Norfolk a long time ago.

“We have a number of students studying in various colleges in Norfolk and this MoU will help increase the number of Malawian students studying in Norfolk,” Mtika said.

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