6 MALAWI – THE WARM HEART OF AFRICA LandlockedLocated in South East AfricaSurrounded by Mozambique, Zambia & TanzaniaArea of 118,484 square kilometres, which is about size of Pennsylvania20% Lake MalawiSouth of the equator – latitudes 9/45 & 17/16 and longitudes 33 degrees 35 minutes.900 km long with a width between kmPopulation million people.Capital – LilongweCurrency – Malawi KwachaOfficial language – EnglishNational language - ChichewaVery friendly people
7 HISTORY, GOVT & POLITICS First settled in the 10th Century.Colonised by the British up to 1964.Became a one party state upon independence until 1994Multi party democracy from 1994 to date.The President who heads state & government is elected for a five year term. Eligible for two consecutive terms.193 seat national assembly3 regions (provinces), North, Centre & South28 Districts
8 PEOPLE & CULTUREMalawian people,Doing what they know best
9 ECONOMY Least developed country (LDC) 90% of the population is in rural areas.GDP =$10.51 billionPer capita = $800Agro based economy. Agriculture accounts for 37% of GDP & 85% of export revenues.Major exports – tobacco, tea & sugarReal growth rate 7.4%
11 Tourist Attractions Fresh water lake Game Reserves and Parks Lake MalawiThird largest in AfricaAlong Great African Rift ValleyYachting marathonsGame Reserves and ParksSafarisRolling Hills and MountainsMulanje MountainThird highest peak in Africa – 3,002 m
12 More tourist attractions A beach along lake MalawiLake Malawi
13 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS – Mulanje mountain with tea fields in the background.
15 ROTARY CLUBSFive Rotary clubs namely: Blantyre, Limbe, Lilongwe, Bwaila & MuzuChairman of Limbe Rotary club RTN. Dudha poses with students after making a donation of computers to Zingwangwa Secondary school in the city of Blantyre.
16 Rotarians - good samaritans Education is the key to sustainable development