Lilongwe — President Dr. Joyce Banda arrived in the country Saturday afternoon at around 17:30 hours from a-one-day visit in Tanzania where she attended the 50 years anniversary of the union of Tanzania. Speaking on arrival at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe president Banda said she has learnt that unity is power as the two countries of Zanzibar and Tanganyika are working together as one country of Tanzania peacefully.
Banda said, "Zanzibar which was a small country and Tanganyika which was large agreed way back to be one country, and now they are working peacefully for their nation."
President Banda expressed hope that Malawi will draw lessons from Tanzania and do well in its economy.
"We should be careful and learn from the countries that have economically gained and build our country together with unity. As you are aware this country has grown with 6 percent which really show that this country's economy will still grow," said president Banda.
President Banda was welcomed by Vice President Khumbo Kachali, Minister of Trade and Industry Sosten Gwengwe and Minister of Finance Dr Maxwell Mkwezalamba among others.