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EU Ambassador pledges more support to Malawi

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The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Malawi, Marchel Gerrmann has said the EU will continue supporting Malawi’s development agenda.

“We want to support Malawi; we want to support the Malawi economy. EU is part of the growth in Malawi,” he said.

Commenting on the state of the country, Gerrmann said the country primarily needs to be food secure so that its citizens do not suffer from hunger like the past year.

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He said good harvest would be important for the country’s economy which he said can improve.

“Of course it is important that there should be good micro-economic policies,” the EU ambassador said.

Gerrmann said that the EU is also investing in technical vocational training and has set aside €35 million (approximately K27 billion) for the next four years.

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“As I said earlier, EU is part of the growth in Malawi. We are investing in training so that people get the skills. We are investing in secondary education and education as a whole and so, these are the key priorities of the European Union and fits within our strategy,” Gerrmann.

Meanwhile the EU ambassador on Tuesday visited Jacaranda School for Orphans where he said he was impressed with what the school was doing in promoting education.

The ambassador donated some items to the school such as socere balls

The visit was part of the Southern Region tour as he is launching the Improving Secondary Education Programme in Malawi (ISEM).

Jacaranda School for Orphans Executive Director Luc Deschamps, who is also French Honorary Consul, said they were excited with the EU ambassador’s visit adding that France is the second largest contributor to the European Union budget.

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