ATLANTA, US--President Joyce Banda has ended her three-day visit to the United States.
“I go back home well satisfied,” Banda was quoted saying by Malawi News Agency (Mana).
The president, who came to the United States at the invitation of the United States Agency for International Development participated in panel discussion 'Frontiers of Development' which had other women leaders -- President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, President Atifete Jahjaga of Kosovo, former president of Ireland Marry Robinson, and former Prime minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark, who is now a United Nations Programme Administrator.
Without sugar-coating the situation that exists in Malawi, one of the poorest in the world, Pres Banda made the case why donors should help develop Malawi.
Impressed with her performance and vision for Malawi, global lender International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the United States government promised to work with Malawi as it tries to rebuild its economy.
Manufacturing company Enduring Energy C90 donated 10 solar cases worth more than US$50, 000 to Malawi to be used in 10 clinics in the country. The company has pledged to do more in the future. The solar gadgets are able to keep power for more than 60 hours, according the Enduring Energy C90.
President Banda travelled to the USA after attending Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom.
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