Sunday, May 26, 2024

Malawi Pres. Chakwera Resumes Austerity: Skips AU Summit in Ethiopia

Lazarus Chakwera

Following his recent urgent trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has resumed the austerity measures he announced last year, scheduled to conclude in March of this year.

Over the weekend, the Malawian leader opted out of a visit to Ethiopia, where heads of state gathered for the 37th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) Assembly of Heads of State and Government.

The summit, held from Saturday to Sunday, focused on the theme “Educate an African Fit for the 21st Century: Building Resilient Education Systems for Increased Access to Inclusive, Lifelong, Quality, and Relevant Learning in Africa.”

Discussions also centered on reports from the Committee of 10 Heads of State and Government regarding the reform of the United Nations Security Council.

President Chakwera’s decision to forgo the trip to Ethiopia signifies a fiscal saving for Malawi as the country endeavors to revitalize its economy.

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