DOWA-(MaraviPost)-President Lazarus Chakwera on Monday, August 28, 2023, lauded entrepreneur Napoleon Dzombe for the inspirational investment made at a home village that has created jobs for locals.
Chakwera has therefore emphasized the need for the significance of collaborative development partnerships between the private and public sectors.
He was speaking during the official launch of Kalipano Hotel while handing it over to Sunbirds Hotels and Resort for management.
Amidst the grandeur of the resort’s inauguration, Chakwera praised the project as the “actualization of a dream by one of our own,” underscoring its embodiment of progress led by a Malawian.
The President commended Dzombe for his multifaceted contributions across the health, social, agriculture, tourism, and education sectors.
Chakwera further lauded Dzombe’s determination to bridge private and government endeavors, exemplified by the Sunbird Tourism partnership.
The Malawi leader therefore urged private sector players to draw inspiration from Dzombe’s collaborative spirit, fostering a joint approach to social advancement.
Dzombe’s journey, marked by obstacles like bureaucratic hindrances and corruption, resonated with the President’s caution against practices that hinder development.
The President briefly referenced a past scenario where Dzombe lost over MK500 million Malawi to corrupt officials when attempting to construct a modern bus terminal in the city of Lilongwe.
In his remarks, Dzombe felt honored for the country’s leadership presence during the facility launch including Chakwera, Veep Saulos Chilima, former President Joyce Banda, and Speaker Gotani Hara.
Dzombe told the gathering that what has been launched was just a quarter of what is coming ahead.
The grand opening of the Kalipano Hotel aligns with Malawi’s agenda for 2063 of establishing itself as a burgeoning global tourism destination, fostered by collaboration and local initiative.
The facility has also a man-made lake, outstanding hotel rooms for accommodation and conferencing