President Lazarus Chakwera is expected home today Monday, 7th February 2022 after attending the 35th session of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Malawi leader had his maiden speech during the summit in which among others he highlighted that the Covid-19 pandemic has inflicted heavy losses on us but we have mourned those losses together. It has disrupted the social fabric of our Ubunthu way of life, but we have held on to our shared humanity by finding solutions together.
He further highlighted that as Africa, we need an Environment in which guns have been silenced and there is peace and security across the continent, with the rule of law being followed, democracy being consolidated, Development being championed and the African People’s dignity being upheld.
While in Ethiopia, Chakwera signed a protocol to the African charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of persons with Disabilities in Africa.
Further, he met the Malawian diaspora Community in Ethiopia who according to the President, promised to cultivate new strategic frontiers for international partnership and investments.
In his closing remarks yesterday, Union Chairperson President Macky Sall highlighted living conditions and the future of member states as urgent matters that require the individual and collective awareness of the leaders.