The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:
Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with the Vice President of the Republic of Malawi, Saulos Chilima. Administrator Power and Vice President Chilima discussed the impacts that Tropical Storm Ana and the Ukraine-Russia conflict have had on Malawi and the importance of public sector reforms.
The two discussed how Russia’s war in Ukraine is causing the cost of food, fertilizer, and fuel to rise in Malawi and potential solutions to mitigate the impacts in the near and long term. Administrator Power expressed appreciation for Vice President Chilima’s leadership on public sector reforms in Malawi and reiterated her interest in working with President Chakwera and the Vice President to formulate and pursue critical public service reforms to increase accountability, responsiveness, and effectiveness.