Egyptian Ambassador to Malawi Maher El-Adawy has urged Malawians who are offered opportunities to study abroad that they should be coming back home after completing their studies so that they can make Malawi great again.
He made the remarks on Wednesday when Egypt awarded 27 capacity building training programs to Malawians in the fields of security, health, and information.
El-Adawy said Malawians who get training opportunities abroad should resist the temptation of staying in the foreign countries after completing their training programs.
The Egyptian ambassador expressed hope that people being trained in Egypt can come back to Malawi and fully utilize their newly acquired knowledge and skills to help make Malawi great again.
“In Agriculture for example, Malawi used to utilize in the seventies animals to plough land, instead of moving forward to utilize machines, many farmers are using neither. In a sense farming has gone backwards,” said El-Adawy.
“When they do their training in Egypt, it is my hope that they will acquire the required skills and network to move forward and come back home to fully utilize these opportunities which can lead to making Malawi great again,” he added.
The new beneficiaries brings to 203 the training scholarships Egypt has awarded to Malawians for the year 2016.
Out of the 203, 73 are in the field of security while in 2015, 55 of the 157 Malawians who attended the capacity building training were security personnel.
According to the ambassador, security is crucial and without security no country can have investment.
“Security is a prerequisite for any development and making Malawi great again and I am optimistic about the future and no one should give up to make Malawi great again. It will take time but it is step by step and Egypt is here to help,” he said.
In her remarks, Home Affairs and Internal Security Minister Grace Chiumia commended government for promoting bilateral relationships that will see Malawi developing both socially and economically as people will be imparted skills.