Malawi President, Joyce Banda, is expected to leave for New York, United States of America on Saturday, September 15 to attend United Nations (UN) General Assembly Summit for the first time.

According to a press release from State House, President Banda will depart Chileka International Airport at 13:05 pm for the Summit.

During the Summit, Banda is expected to make her maiden speech since her ascendency to the presidency in April, 2012.

Banda came into power following the death of former President Bingu wa Mutharika who died of cardiac arrest on April 5, 2012 at New State House in Lilongwe.

Before his death Mutharika lost donor confidence due to poor governance and failure to uphold rule of law, among others.

Under Banda’s tutelage since she became President of this country, she has won back donor confidence with her economic policies and mended torn apart bilateral relations with other countries such as Mozambique, Zambia and United Kingdom.

Additionally, she has extended her bilateral relations with Nigeria whose High Commissioner presented letters of credence on Wednesday in Lilongwe

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