By Maston Kaiya
Ntcheu, Mana: Ntcheu District Commissioner (DC), Francis Matewere has commended a good working relationship that exists between Malawi and Mozambique.
The DC made the remarks when Mozambican DC for Angonia made a courtesy call to Ntcheu on Tuesday.
“People from Angonia and Ntcheu are all one. We share the same language and culture hence the visit has cemented the relationship that is already there between the two bordering districts,” he said.
Matewere added that the cordial relationship was paying dividends whereby he gave an example of Mozambican Police who recently recovered 900 bags of fertilizer which was stolen from Malawi.
Similarly, Malawi Police recovered a motorcycle and cattle which were stolen from Mozambique.
DC for Angonia, Raimundo Brumo commended Ntcheu District Council development plans and the council’s service delivery systems.
“I am glad to learn about your District Development Plans (DDPs). Your service delivery systems in health and education are also commendable,” he said, citing a free health delivery system which was benefitting some Mozambican households close to the borders.
Brumo added that the two countries have common border challenges and urged stakeholders from both sides to work together in the fight against the vices such as illegal trade, human trafficking and COVID-19 pandemic.
The two sides discussed a number of issues ranging from development, education, health, trade and agriculture among others.