Malawi

Background

The Republic of Malawi is located in Southern Central Africa along the Western part of the Great Rift Valley. Covering a total area of 118,484 km², it stretches some 900 km North to South, and between 90 and 161 km East to West. It is bordered by the United Republic of Tanzania to the North and North East, Mozambique to the East, South and South West, and Zambia to the West. The country is divided into three regions: the Southern Region, which is undulating and densely populated; the Central Region, which consists of fertile plains and is well-populated; and the mountainous and sparsely populated Northern Region. Lake Malawi is the third largest lake in Africa, spanning a length of 568 km and a width of between 16 and 80 km.

Country Profile

Head of State: H.E. Dr Lazarus Chakwera
Capital City Lilongwe
Independence Day July 6, 1964
Official Languages English, Chichewa
Currency Malawi Kwacha (MWK ) 1 MK= 100 tambala
Area/Size of country (km²) 118,484
Natural resources tobacco, sugar, tea, cotton, groundnuts, coffee, fish and wildlife

Time Zone: GMT +2

 GDP USD$7, 065bn

Government website link http://www.malawi.gov.mw

Ministry Responsible for COMESA Affairs

Honourable  Ibrahim Salim Bagus, MP

Minister of Industry,Trade and Tourism

P. O. Box 30366

LILONGWE 3

Malawi

Tel:  +265 999 969669; +265 1 770244, 780244, 780647

Fax: +265 1 770680, 780680, 782183

Email:  minci@malawi.net ; chatimachristina@yahoo.com

Permanent Representative to COMESA

His Excellency Mr. Warren Gunda

High Commissioner & Permanent
Representative to

COMESA,

Malawi High Commission

Pandit Nehru Road

Plot No 5202, Diplomatic Triangle

P.O. Box 50425

Long Acres

LUSAKA

Zambia

Tel: +260 978 998115

Fax: +260 211
265765

Email : lusaka.malawimission@mail.gov.mw; warren.gunda@mail.gov.mw; area15111@yahoo.co.uk

Principle Secretary

Mr. Kiswell
Dakamau,

Principal Secretary

Ministry of Industry, Trade and
Tourism 

P.O. Box 30366

LILONGWE 3

Malawi

Tel :  +265999950714

Email:
kiddakamau70@gmail.com