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Chakwera Credits his Anti-corruption Drive for Helping Unblock a Second Compact for Malawi

The southeastern African country of Malawi is reaping US benefits following a series of political and economic reforms under President Lazarus Chakwera. The Malawian leader visited the State Department this week for the signing of a $350m grant to improve the country’s roads and land administration. This new Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact comes just one week after US Agency for International Development chief Samantha Power held up Malawi as one of three African countries deserving of public-private investment to help serve its citizens. The MCC previously awarded the country a $350m grant to transform its power sector back in 2012.