Kibaki praises Mutharika for re election

May 22, 2009 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21 – President Mwai Kibaki has sent a congratulatory message to President Mbingu wa Mutharika on his re-election as the President of the Republic of Malawi.

President Kibaki said by electing President Wa Mutharika for another term, the people of Malawi had demonstrated confidence in his visionary leadership.

“The decisive victory is a clear manifestation of trust and confidence the people of Malawi have in your pragmatic and visionary leadership,” the President noted.

President Kibaki reaffirmed his Government’s commitment to deepening relations between the two countries for the mutual benefit of the two peoples.

Kenya and Malawi are both members of COMESA, which President Kibaki currently chairs.

The Head of State noted that the prudent economic and agricultural policies pursued by President Mutharika had enabled the country to register a high and steady economic growth rate.

“The food security programmes your Government put in place are admirable and have transformed Malawi into a net food exporter,” the President said.

President Kibaki also saluted Malawians for the peaceful manner in which they exercised their rights while safeguarding peace and tenets of democracy.

“Following your election for a second term as President of Malawi, l salute you and convey my congratulations and best wishes from the people of Kenya. I am confident that the people of Malawi will benefit immensely from your leadership in the next five years,” President Kibaki said in his message.

The President assured that Kenya and Malawi would work together with other countries in the realization of an effective African Union that addresses the modern day challenges faced by the Continent


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