Tete, Mozambican, March 6: Minister of Industry and Trade, Sosten Gwengwe accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ephraim Mganda Chiume are on Wednesday expected to hold talks with their Mozambican counter-parts on how the two countries could enhance their bilateral relationship.
The ministers are also expected to lead the Malawian business community in exploring some of the business opportunities in Tete, Mozambique.
Tete is one of the growing centres in Mozambique. It has 33coal mining companies and a number of other business activities taking place.
Considering that Tete borders Malawi, the Ministry of Trade and Industry organized a trade investment trip with the sole purpose of exploring appreciating business opportunities, hence borrow a leaf.
Public Relations Officer (PRO) for trade, Wiskes Nkondese said Tete was becoming the fastest growing centre in Mozambique such that it was important for Malawi as a country to utilize the business opportunities that were prevailing.
He said: “you will agree with me that this centre is a fast growing economy and out of all the countries that borders with Mozambique, we are the only ones close to the centre. This therefore implies that we are the sole country to benefit from this fast growing economy.
“With us is a group of business men and women and the small scale enterprises (SMEs). The core purpose of coming here is to expose them to some of the business opportunities that are here.”
Apart from exploring business for Malawians, Nkondese also said the trip Malawi delegation has undertaken Mozambique was of great importance saying “travelling educates people.”
“Despite that we are saying we want to explore businesses, it should be pointed out that we have also come to sell our country. What we want is to attract these miners to utilize our Lake Malawi and other tourism features,” the PRO explained adding, “We will be exhibiting some of our products and the Ministry of Tourism is also here to sell our tourism features.”
Beside the exploration of business chances, the trip will as well offer opportunities for the two countries to discuss immigration formalities, trade and customs.
Malawi delegation left Tuesday for Tete and it is expected to return home on Thursday.