President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika said he will soon be discussing with his cabinet on how best to execute the 17 newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals.

Speaking on arrival at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) from the United States of America (USA) where he had attended the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Mutharika said the challenge that the country faced with the previous Millennium Development Goals (MDG) was luck of resources.

“I will be discussing with the cabinet on how best to implement the new sustainable goals especially by ensuring that resources are available through the national budget.”

He said 17 SDGs were adopted during the meeting and countries will be required to work on for a period of 15 years.

He then said for the new sustainable goal there was need for the country to devise policies that will support them and that sufficient resources must be included in the implementation of the goals.

The President and First Lady, Madam Gertrude Mutharika were welcomed by the Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima, US Ambassador to Malawi, Virginia Palmer, Cabinet Ministers, Government Officials and DPP gurus.

Meanwhile, the president has said he will call for a press conference so that he shares what was transpired at the meeting and how Malawi has benefited from it.

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