Mbeya RC pledges to boost Malawi-Tanzania trade ties

20Oct 2021
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Mbeya RC pledges to boost Malawi-Tanzania trade ties

MBEYA Regional Commissioner, Juma Homera has pledged to develop the diplomatic and trade ties between Tanzania and Malawi via Kasumulu border post to strengthen the environment of service delivery for traders and people in the border area.

Homera made the remarks here yesterday as  he spoke to this paper on the achievements following the visit in Mbeya Region by the Malawian deputy minister for Works and Transport, Nancy Chaola last week.

He said the  visit had brought hope for   cementing trade ties between the two countries for the existing opportunities, including trading in crops and other goods.

“You will recall we had a visit by   Malawian delegation last week, we discussed   various issues centred on trade relations via   Kasumulu border post, and I call upon Mbeya residents to grab the existing opportunities,” Homera said.

For her part, during the visit, Malawi’s Deputy Works and Transport Nancy Chaola  said they  would continue with efforts to improve road and rail infrastructure , including air services to improve the transportation of goods between the two countries.

She also expressed her pleasure with the resources wealth and good climate for cultivation of various crops and good infrastructure  for the transport   and that Malawi had mobilised itself to grab the  existing  opportunities.

During the visit, the Malawian High Commissioner to Tanzania, Glady Munthali said they will work together with the Tanzania government to make sure traders from both sides conduct businesses in conducive environment.

She also said they will continue to mobilise farmers to grow quality crops to meet world market demand instead of merely complaining without taking any tangible steps.

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