The Co-Chair of the meeting, Mr Gabriel Migire (right), Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Transport of Tanzania and Mr Hastings Chiudzu, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Transport of Malawi


By Beatrice Jairo

Tanzania and Malawi Ministers for Transport and Public Works have agreed to establish a Joint Committee team with the main objective of guiding and overseeing the implementation of the Malawi-Tanzania corridor Transport System Agreement.

The two Countries held their first ever Joint Committee meeting from 31st August to 1st September, 2022 in Lilongwe - Malawi, among other things, were  review and adopt terms of reference for the Joint Committee and share progress on the performance of the Tanzania-Malawi Transport Corridor and any other developments within the corridor.


 A group photo of the Joint Committee of Malawi and Tanzania


The meeting aimed at operationalizing Article XVI of the Malawi-Tanzania Transport Corridor System Agreement, which empowers Ministers responsible for transport in both countries to establish a Joint Committee under the Agreement.

The meeting also served as a platform through which both countries were able to update each other on the performance of the Malawi-Tanzania Transport Corridor, recent development action plan and to  address identified challenges.