President Mutharika arrives for Agriculture Show

President Mutharika
Lungu and Malawi President Mutharika at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has arrived in the country for a two day state visit and to grace the  89th Agriculture and Commercial Show.

The Malawian Head of State arrived this afternoon at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) July 31st around 16:30 hours Zambian time and was received at the airport by his host counterpart President Edgar Lungu.


Professor Mutharika was also met at the airport by Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba, Justice Minister Ngosa Simbyakula, Agriculture and Livestock Minister Given Lubinda, Lusaka Province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta, and other senior government and party officials.

The Malawian Head of State inspected a guard of honour mounted by the Zambia Army.


The two Presidents were treated to an array of entertainment by the traditional dance troops and the PF women choir before leaving the airport.

While in the country, Professor Mutharika is also expected to hold bilateral talks with President Edgar Lungu at State House before attending a state banquet at the Intercontinental Hotel later.


According to a Programme released by Cabinet Office, Professor Mutharika will be accompanied by his wife Getrude.

Apart from officiating at the Zambia Agriculture and Commercial Show on Saturday, Professor Mutharika is also expected to lay wreaths at Embassy Park the Presidential burial site before paying a courtesy call on Zambia’s first President Kenneth Kaunda at his office in Kabulonga.