12 Things You Didn’t Know About Malawi’s Education President, Peter Mutharika

Written by Keren Mikva

Mutharika supporters diversifying Malawi’s economy

Malawi’s status as one of the world’s poorest countries has contributed to its heavy dependence on foreign aid – nearly 40 percent of the government’s budget is derived from foreign aid. Since his assumption of the presidency, Mutharika has renewed his commitment to diversification in an attempt to strengthen the Malawi’s economy – one that had previously relied heavily on tobacco production.