Mutharika orders Malawians to wear locally made clothes

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President Peter Mutharika has ordered civil servants to be wearing clothes made in Malawi on Fridays in order to promote the country’s products.

Mutharika made the directive on Thursday in Lilongwe during the launch of the Buy Malawi Strategy, an initiative which encourages Malawian citizens to support local industries by buying locally produced goods and services.

The president also ordered that 18 March should be Malawi Day and on this day citizens should show their pride by celebrating all things Malawian.

Peter Mutharika

Peter Mutharika: Lets promote our local products.

The Malawi leader said for a long time Malawians have not believed in local products and services. He said this has undermined national confidence and broken national pride and dignity.    

“Who will believe in our products if we the owners cannot believe in them and how can we become an exporting nation if we don’t believe in our products. This is time for us to embrace our locally made goods and services,” he said.

Mutharika then described the Buy Malawi Strategy as a platform through which the country would improve its investment opportunities, change business strategies, create jobs and facilitate increase exportation of goods.

Mutharika said: “Through this strategy, we want to stimulate local production, promote the spirit of industrialization, create competitiveness and create more jobs that will in-return create wealth for the country.

“We expect to improve our foreign exchange base as importation of goods is expected to drop down.

“We are driving in foreign direct investors who will be part of local industry. Besides, we are creating a convincing and conducive environment by making our laws, policies and energy supply ideal for the purpose.”

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  1. Mumu wuze kuti machende ake! Iye amavala zovala zakunja inu ndiye muzivala zovala zosadziwika? Ntchito mugwira nokha kuti mupeze ndalama ndiye wina akuuzeni zochita ndalama iliyanu? Aaaaaa that’s not fair at all apobiiiii ayambe iyeyo ugula zovala akunenazo.

  2. Mumu wuze kuti machende ake! Iye amavala zovala zakunja inu ndiye muzivala zovala zosadziwika? Ntchito mugwira nokha kuti mupeze ndalama ndiye wina akuuzeni zochita ndalama iliyanu? Aaaaaa that’s not fair at all apobiiiii ayambe iyeyo ugula zovala akunenazo.

  3. You don’t have to keep waiting for the right person to come into your life. Be the right person to come into someone else’s life instead.

  4. You don’t have to keep waiting for the right person to come into your life. Be the right person to come into someone else’s life instead.

  5. Am a zambian 1st it has to start frm him nd the wife. 2nd he has to improve the manufacturing industry nd to create market for local product. 3rd to improve the economy so that every Malawian can b smiling nd let empower SMEs(small business scales) as well

  6. Am a zambian 1st it has to start frm him nd the wife. 2nd he has to improve the manufacturing industry nd to create market for local product. 3rd to improve the economy so that every Malawian can b smiling nd let empower SMEs(small business scales) as well

  7. Timagula tionjezela chidwi koma aPresident achitenso chimozimozi kupempha makampani ons m’Malawi muno azipanga zinthu za standard ndi fair prise. Zambiri za Malawi muno zikudula kuposa zakunja. Monga kuluchenza kuno zambiri zochipa ndi za kwa Mwanyanje kuMozambique monga mafuta ophikira, sopo, parafin ets.

  8. Zikuwonesa Kuti Enanu Simukonda Zikolanu La Malawi. Ofunika Slave Trade Iyambileso Mwina Kukakhala Ku America, Muzikavala Ma Timberland. Umozi Ndiwumene Umafunika Thawi Zose Kuti Zithu Ziyende Bwino…. Talawilila Kulozana Dzala.

  9. It is part of good idea to promote our products rather than to look out side bt problem is all products made in Malawi is very expensive as if is exported products.Sugar is one example so how pipo can buy while price is very expensive.

  10. It is part of good idea to promote our products rather than to look out side bt problem is all products made in Malawi is very expensive as if is exported products.Sugar is one example so how pipo can buy while price is very expensive.

  11. Our president and all high ranking individuals must be in the fore front to wear local clothes.I know we have high quality and cheap clothes made locally.Lets promote local cheap clothes. Let’s call them The Warm Heart Of Africa brand

  12. Our president is going kuku (insane).
    I am sure his suit he is wearing is made in Malawi.
    What happened to freedom of speech they preach when they are about to be elected into power – point of correction- he was handed over the power.

    The next thing we are going to hear is you should marry each other.

  13. Our president is going kuku (insane).
    I am sure his suit he is wearing is made in Malawi.
    What happened to freedom of speech they preach when they are about to be elected into power – point of correction- he was handed over the power.

    The next thing we are going to hear is you should marry each other.

  14. Good point but promote our local designers first…encourage Mapeto David Whitehead to produce quality fabric for malawian designers and tailors.

  15. Good point but promote our local designers first…encourage Mapeto David Whitehead to produce quality fabric for malawian designers and tailors.

  16. Thumbs Up mr Prezident!!! ndizomwe tikufuna en hey wake-up Malawi, sizoti chinthu chikachokela kunja ndiye kuti cha original

  17. Which clothes? Hahahaha company yake iti yopanga Zovala? Hahahaha ya David white imapanga nsalu Hahahaha tizikapangisa ma igwe basi lol Hahahaha viva manyasa

    • Hey man is a fucken big deal dont laugh its a baby step forward. i used to hate my own country but now this things have started going the right direction

  18. I have been waiting for this decree for so long, Bravo APM. zovala ma tie ndakana ine, no mental colonialism. ndipo friday mwandilira, fashion show, kukhiya zikopa zanga ndi nyanda, kachipanda ka chikokeyani mmanja, mu office pheeee!! ntchito nkumayenda smooth

  19. They is nothing this guy can tell Malawians…. Is uncivilized…. And brutal man.. Not deserve to be a president….. Falling to guide small as Malawi country… Go inhell

  20. And did he indeed “order” or he encouraged? I wish to listen to the verbatim recording of the speech. I dont believe the president in his infinite wisdom can order people to wear a certain regalia

  21. Only if Malawi start to make good quality clothes and stop importing the chitenje cloth. Because apparently it doesn’t make sense cause Malawi still imports cloth making materials e.g ulusi, singano, nsalu.. Which by the end makes a Malawi made shirt or cloth more expensive than an imported shirt but then of low quality n poor design…. So I’m still wearing the imported ones unless otherwise!

  22. Eyi this Mr President is so funny. Nchifukwa chani nanga baba wa samakhala kaswiri wamacommedy?

    Ati eti aziti”amalawi azivala zovala zopangidwa konkuno kuMalawi,Iyeyu pazomwe wavalachi cha made in Malawi chilipo?

    Utsogoleri umaphweka akakhalapo wina, kutsogolera dziko sikusewera chikulunga pamchengatu

  23. Eyi this Mr President is so funny. Nchifukwa chani nanga baba wa samakhala kaswiri wamacommedy?

    Ati eti aziti”amalawi azivala zovala zopangidwa konkuno kuMalawi,Iyeyu pazomwe wavalachi cha made in Malawi chilipo?

    Utsogoleri umaphweka akakhalapo wina, kutsogolera dziko sikusewera chikulunga pamchengatu

  24. Uwauze anthu amene amagwira ntchto m’boma kti azikagula zovala zimenezo chifukwanso amalandira ndalama zaboma.Ine sindimagwra ntchto m’boma kti ukandiuze zochta ndi ndalama zanga.mano ogulisa achisulo alipo ngati ungawafune.

  25. Uwauze anthu amene amagwira ntchto m’boma kti azikagula zovala zimenezo chifukwanso amalandira ndalama zaboma.Ine sindimagwra ntchto m’boma kti ukandiuze zochta ndi ndalama zanga.mano ogulisa achisulo alipo ngati ungawafune.

  26. Ndinkhani yabwino komano ayambitse kuvala za malawi ndi iwowo akumipandowo ife tidzingodutsamo. Nthawi zambiri ndimadzifunsa kut ndi chifukwa chiyani anthu ena akumipandowa samakhoma msonkho koma busy kulimbana ndi ife chitukuko kapena chuma chikamasokonekera. Muyambe kukhoma misonkho lero a pulezidenti, nduna komanso maiko ena omwe akupanga bizinesi kuno koma osakhoma msokho.

  27. Ndinkhani yabwino komano ayambitse kuvala za malawi ndi iwowo akumipandowo ife tidzingodutsamo. Nthawi zambiri ndimadzifunsa kut ndi chifukwa chiyani anthu ena akumipandowa samakhoma msonkho koma busy kulimbana ndi ife chitukuko kapena chuma chikamasokonekera. Muyambe kukhoma misonkho lero a pulezidenti, nduna komanso maiko ena omwe akupanga bizinesi kuno koma osakhoma msokho.

  28. if they we produce quality chothes in malawi, it will be good for us all as a country, cos za kunja tatopa nazo, we should be exporting more goods and less imports, Made in Malawi!!!!!

  29. if they we produce quality chothes in malawi, it will be good for us all as a country, cos za kunja tatopa nazo, we should be exporting more goods and less imports, Made in Malawi!!!!!

  30. Iwe chisilu m’malo motsitsa fertrizer ukuchita woda zinthu zopanda ntchito. Kodi iwe kwanu ndikuti? Munthu wosaganiza ngati iwe. Dzanja limene ukuloza nalo ndizadula zachamba eti

  31. Do you expect people to compromise quality and price for the sake of promoting home wear? Deal with the following first:
    1-Energy
    2-Reduce taxes
    3-lncentives for manufacturing industries.

    Start with our embassy staff outside Malawi and your entire delegation when you are on foreign trips.

  32. Yiyu mphanyi wanguvwara kuti example yaki yiwoneki umampha.sonu yiyu wavwara shirt ndi jacket zakutuliya kubwalu kwa malawi mbwenu wakambiya wanthu kuti avwalengi vakupanga m’malawi

  33. Ndimanena ine munthuyu ndi fisi wangovala chikopa cha nkhosa koma amalawi kusamva ati amavotera chimanga lero ndi ixi chimanga kulibe ..atinso muzivala telerine muzioneka patali kut makape anga aja awooooo!!!!!!

  34. first you supporse to wear you this clothes on your office then your people will follow you as agood leader show good example to his people and i hope your mishan will work perfect.

  35. Abale munthuyu wakalamba basi maganizo abwelera ku umwana..tizigula lero kutha mawa..linalo tikagulenso? Hahahahah!!!! Azigula iyeyo ndi anthu akwa chimaliro….popita ku mlakho ..wa alomwe kkkkk.

  36. Kk ng’ombe zayang’ana kungolo kk mutu wakula, zinthu zinasintha baba pano kuli swagger, ndani anga vale sofia? Inu pamenepo mwavala chani kuonetsa chitsanzo?

  37. It is true Mr President but you have to make sure that you improve the textile industries and then burn commodities which have the same quality like of our country produces. And the like to the other areas and sectors i hope that gonna be a good move for the development of our struggling country.

  38. chimutu chachikulu bax zoganiza zake zimenezi! Tikufuna chakudya ife…tikufuna mankhwala mzipatala ife..tikufuna ngongole zamabiziness zinazo its nonsense

  39. Let a pulezident ndi amayi akin thumbs be our example, adzibvala zimenezo akamapita kunja then they will helping to sell Malawi products. AkuNigeria amabvala dzawo.

  40. I can’t use rubbish products made in Malawi, good original real things were made in Malawi the time of #kamuzu even Bata Shoe Company was real. I enjoy the imported ones from European countries & America that’s all.

  41. Mutu wakula eti, we r all people but we got different taste in everything, so please handle Malawi with care and common sense coz the very same people who you r dishing out composulry ideas they r the ones who put u where ur, coz lets be truthfully and brief Malawi is still Malawi u aint changed anything thats why ur ears r sarounded by negative air waves anthu akukudandaulani abwana eventually that brings bad luck, wakula watha zikuvuta

    • umbuli amalawi pa chilichonse timaona ngat kutukwana ndi ans!!! bt wat the president is saying is with lots of sense..if u want to promote ur own stuff start using it….wina mkuMatukwana panmenepo pali mzeru…koma mzosadabwitsa coz amalawi ambili maka kummwera amakula opanda abambo awo nde khalidwe alitenga kuti

  42. really this men hes totaly mad how ca he choose 4 majority dressings while himself continue buying stuff 4rm out side country. shame on him he dont even know what to say at all.

  43. Mr president and mr vice president should deliver this message to their barbie doll wives who so much lack confidence in their own african woman appearance. Certainly, the facial uplifts and colouring and their white woman’s hair are discustingly unmalawian and terribly influence on our young girls. Mama Ethel and Mama Patricia Shannil did a lot to promote ‘the Malawian chitenje or chilundu’; thereby promoting business at David Whitehead.and thereby developing the local clothing industry (tailors).

  44. Whch economy can buy Malawian made products? Ndalama zogulira utipatsa? In the first place, uyambe ndiwe kugula Malawian maize not kumagula ku Zambia kapena TZ. Tikakupempha kuti tiyowonjenzere ndalama umati boma liribe ndalama, tikalowe ku pvt sector if we want ndalama zambiri. Ndiye pano ukutiuza kuti tizigula Malawian made goods, ndiye tigulira nsete? Usanditukwanitse, wamva, ndiri ndi njala ine.