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AFRICANS IN DIASPORA URGED TO INVEST BACK HOME

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has urged Africans in the diaspora to take advantage of huge investment opportunities found in Africa.

Dr Chakwera made the remarks during the Africa Investment Summit on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States of America.

He said Malawi, just like other African countries, has untapped potential in areas of agriculture, tourism, science and technology, health care, education, and mining.

“When we invest back home, we are supporting the acceleration of social economic development for the continent,” said Dr Chakwera.

Mozambican President, Filipe Nyusi, concurred with President Chakwera by urging potential investors to consider Africa, more so Malawi, Mozambique, and Lesotho.

Taking his turn, Prime Minister of Lesotho, Ntsokoane Samuel Matekane, said time has come for Africans in the diaspora to assist in boosting the continent’s economy by opening up businesses that will create employment opportunities for the youth.

The Africa Investment Forum was hosted by Malawi with sponsorship from the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), Enyo International, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) and the Malawi Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

Reported by Blessings Kanache in New York, USA.

Pictures: Dr Chakwera with Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi and Lesotho’s Prime Minister, Ntsokoane Samuel Matekane.

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