Following Malawi’s recent accession to the Central Corridor Transit Facilitation Agreement (CCTTFA) on December 1, 2023, and by Zambia nearing its own accession, the Executive Secretary of the Central Corridor, Adv. Flory Okandju, led a delegation of experts from the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). on a crucial visit to Lilongwe and Lusaka from 19th to 23rd February 2024.

The delegation met with Transport Ministry officials in Malawi and Zambia to identify key infrastructure projects with a focus to develop a solid financing and implementation plan within the framework of the Central Corridor, AUDA-NEPAD, and GIZ.

The mission underscores CCTTFA’s unwavering commitment to supporting Malawi and Zambia’s seamless integration into the Central Corridor, a pivotal trade route connecting Burundi, DRC, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and now, Malawi, to the Indian Ocean.

This development signals a major boost for regional cooperation and economic growth in the Central Corridor, benefiting Malawi, Zambia, and the broader East and Southern African region.