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2014 State of the Nation Address

2014 State of the Nation Address

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THE STATE OPENING OF THE 2013/2014 BUDGET MEETING OF PARLIAMENT
THE STATE OPENING OF THE 2013/2014 BUDGET MEETING OF PARLIAMENT

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Republic of Malawi
STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESSByHER EXCELLENCY DR. JOYCE BANDAPRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALAWIOn the occasion of THE STATE OPENING OF THE 2013/2014BUDGET MEETING OF PARLIAMENTLILONGWE
Friday, 17 
th 
 May, 2013 
 
 
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YOUR EXCELLENCY CHIEF JUSTICE RICHARDBANDA, SC, (RETIRED);
 
RIGHT HONOURABLE KHUMBO KACHALI, VICEPRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALAWI;
 
RIGHT HONOURABLE HENRY CHIMUNTHU BANDA,M.P. SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY;
 
YOUR LORDSHIP THE ACTING CHIEF JUSTICEHONOURABLE ANASTASIA MSOSA;
 
JUSTICES OF APPEAL AND JUDGES OF THE HIGHCOURT;
 
HONOURABLE DEPUTY SPEAKERS;
 
HONOURABLE LEADER OF THE HOUSE;
 
HONOURABLE CABINET MINISTERS AND DEPUTYMINISTERS;
 
HONOURABLE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION;
 
HONOURABLE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT;
 
LEADERS OF POLITICAL PARTIES REPRESENTEDIN PARLIAMENT;
 
YOUR EXCELLENCY MADAM THANDIWEDUMBUTCHENA, DEAN OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPSAND HEADS OF DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS;
 
MRS. HAWA NDILOWE, CHIEF SECRETARY TO THEGOVERNMENT;
 
DISTINGUISHED INVITED GUESTS; LADIES ANDGENTLEMEN.
 
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INTRODUCTION
Mr. Speaker, Sir, it is a great pleasure to be here thismorning to preside over the opening of the 2013/2014Budget Meeting and deliver the State of the Nation Address. This occasion is very significant because, as is tradition, wereflect on the past year and set out our plans for the coming year and the future.Mr. Speaker, Sir, as you all know, I took Office on 7
th
April,2012 under very difficult circumstances and amidst manyuncertainties. Our economy was on the verge of collapse.Most of the cooperating partners had expressed hugeconcerns over our situation of poor human rights andeconomic governance, to the extent that others suspendedtheir direct budget support to Malawi. There was a spirit of despair in the country.Mr. Speaker, Sir, against this background, in my State of the Nation address on 18
th
May last year, I clearly set out

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TheNew Dispensation added this note
Great effort, President Banda for embracing social media and technology as helpful tools to reach your people. Wish every African leader could follow your lead. J. K K Peah
Samuel Prince Symon added this note
pretty well the speech itself is encouraging
Haroon Akbanie added this note
well done Madame with the support of our dev partners and qualified professional in the cabinet you can turn Malawi iNTo another Taiwan orSingapore as DDPhiri says.
Haroon Akbanie added this note
Wow wow what a speech!reallyneeds implement ing.If there is awill there is a way.come on Malawians lets prove Her Xcellency right!we can do it.Lets help her do it!!
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