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Washington sends senior staff to Malawi for implementation of MCC

MZUZU--The US government has deployed two top officials to oversee the implementation of the Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a five year compact designed to bring down poverty levels in the country by stimulating growth in the Malawi energy sector and improve availability and quality of power supply.

The American Embassy press office confirmed the arrival of Oliver Pierson and Jenner Edelman, who will work as Resident Country Director and Deputy Resident Director respectively.

According to the statement, the two will support and oversee the implementation of the K126bn ($350m) in the country which was put on operational hold in March 2011 before it was completely suspended in June 2011.

"They will be working directly with the Government of Malawi entity that will implement the compact. In this capacity they will provide support and oversight of Compact Implementation Tasks to MCA-M, help train MCA-M staff in how to do work within the MCC model for development, and help develop systems and procedures for the MCA-M team, which is currently being formed," reads the statement in part.


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