October 7, 2016 by Staff Reporter
The cost of capacity building training programs the government of Egypt offer to Malawi has reached US $ 3.7 million with approximately 350 Malawians benefiting from the programs over the past two years.
The majority of the training programs aim at supporting capacity building in key developmental sectors in Malawi including agriculture, women empowerment, judiciary, health, combatting crime locally and Internationally, free trade, rural development, search and rescue, diplomacy and media among others.
Ambassador of Egypt in Maher El-Adawy said, “Egypt through the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD) has already given 157 capacity building training programs in 2015 in the fields mentioned above for an estimated cost of 1.7 million USD.
“Egypt now have presented 190 capacity building training programs since the start of 2016 for an estimated cost of 2 million USD. This means that Egypt invested around 3.7 million USD in the last two years in Malawi in the field of Capacity Building.”
Two more Malawians were awarded capacity building scholarships on Wednesday in the area of feasibility studies and its role needs to combat corruption.
“For Malawi to tackle reform issues seriously it needs to have access to the experience of countries with similar situations and to study new techniques, mechanisms and programs,” said El-Adawy.
Meanwhile. Deputy Chief Secretary to Government Lloyd Muhura has commended Egypt for continuing to provide knowledge to Malawi through the capacity building programs describing it as variable for Malawi.