Malawi President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera has departed Lilongwe on Monday morning for Blantyre where he is set to preside over the inauguration of the new state-of-the-art Head Office of the Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) in Blantyre.
Official communication from the State House says while in Blantyre, the President will also open the 33rd International Trade Fair scheduled to take place on Wednesday.
According to the communication, MBS facilities will enhance and improve production standards, thereby increasing potential for international trade, by adhering to international standards of practice employed in assessing the quality of goods.
It adds that President Chakwera will be seeking to capitalize on entrepreneurial innovation and investment opportunities, during the opening of this year’s annual International Trade Fair under the theme ‘Rebalancing Malawi’s Trade through Industrialization’.
On arrival at the Chileka International Airport, President Chakwera was welcomed by Minister of Information and Digitization, Moses Kunkuyu, and his Water and Sanitation counterpart, Abida Mia, among other officials.