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Britons In Tit For Tat In Malawi

Britons In Tit For Tat In Malawi

International
Never rains but pours in Malawi the warm heart of Africa As the britons were hiding at ACB in the name of fighting corruption secretly moved to Parliament bankrolling Parliamentarians to pass bills that will bite President Lazarus Chakwera, the britons again funding some CSO to organize demonstrations to force President Chakwera to reduce presidential powers The Britons has engaged an extra gear not to leave stone unturned, the western has gone mile to capture Parliament by bankrolling some members of Parliament to pass bills that will compromise the state and even worse and make Malawi government cry foul financially, Recently Parliament passed the anti corruption bill mandating the ACB not to seek consent from the director of public prosecution to prosecute a corruption case, law ...
Parliament Anti Judge Debate Worries Judiciary

Parliament Anti Judge Debate Worries Judiciary

What's Hot
The Judiciary has accused the National Assembly of acting contrary to its own Standing Orders which restrict legislators from questioning the conduct of a judge without a specific charge and debating a matter that is yet to be concluded in court. Last Thursday, the House spent almost the whole day debating a motion which questioned a court ruling in favour of Master Borehole Drilling Company against Gam Oil Limited. But in a written response, registrar of the High Court and Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal Kondwani Banda said the manner in which the debate was conducted in the House sets a dangerous precedence. Citing parliamentary Standing Order 99 (1), the registrar said the conduct of the Speaker of Parliament, ministers, members, judges, resident magistrate, and public officers...
Third Round Polio Vaccines Rolls Out

Third Round Polio Vaccines Rolls Out

Health
The third round of polio vaccine has rolled out in the southern region districts. Director of Social Services for the district Alexander Chijuwa in Zomba says, the campaign will also target urban based residents who were missed during the initial campaign. Speaking at the launch of the campaign at senior chief Mlumbe headquaters, Zomba district council chairperson Blazio Chinthenga urged residents to avail under five children to recieve the vaccination. Senior Chief Mlumbe has since warned his subjects against prohibiting young ones from getting polio vaccine or face unspecified action. On February 24 this year a case of polio was detected in Lilongwe
DPP Presidential Candidate Bright Msaka, The Wise One From The East

DPP Presidential Candidate Bright Msaka, The Wise One From The East

Politics
Leadership is all about trust from the people and the trust from the people in politics is measured by numbers. The more you are trusted the more the numbers you have in politics. These numbers on the election date are the voters, or we can refer to them as votes. Today, I had an opportunity to appreciate how the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been performing in some districts , from where Bright, the wise one from the East comes from , when he was not into active politics and after he joined frontline politics as the Vice President for the Eastern region for the DPP -- the party that we love the most. Let’s take a look at the recent three General Elections with an emphasis on Presidential elections in the following years; 2020, 2019 and 2014 in the following districts; Zomb...
Tewesa Former Driver To Malawi Electoral Commission Commissoiner Linda Kunje Arrested

Tewesa Former Driver To Malawi Electoral Commission Commissoiner Linda Kunje Arrested

Local
Eastern Region Police have arrested Jones Tewesa, former driver to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioner Linda Kunje a day after Chief Resident Magistrate Court in Zomba issued a warrant of arrest for absconding a court proceeding. Tewesa who was in company of his lawyer, Timothy Chirwa, was spotted at Zomba Chief Resident Magistrate Court premises where police effected the arrest. Eastern Region Prosecution Officer Josophine Chigawa has said the court has set August 19, as the date it will deliver it's judgement on the criminal reckless and negligence charges Tewesa and Kunje are answering after they allegedly blocked President Lazarus Chakwera convoy on the Zomba-Blantyre road on December 10, 2020.
Police Commeny On Alleged Accidental Shooting In Lilongwe

Police Commeny On Alleged Accidental Shooting In Lilongwe

Local
Malawi Police Service have confirmed the arrest of a fellow police officer, Sub Inspector David Chitsike, in connection to the alleged accidental shooting of a 36-year-old fitness trainer, Chikondi Makawa, in Lilongwe. National Police Public Relations Officer, Peter Kalaya, told MBC that once all the investigations are done they will update the nation. "We are aware of the incident and at the moment we have placed the officer involved in the fracas in our custody, once all the investigations are done we will update the nation accordingly," Kalaya said. Information gathered indicates that the deceased asked for a bottle of water at the bar but did not pay for it. The owner of the bar called for police support at Gateway Mall Police Unit, where the officer accidentally shot Maka...
SA sent delegation to Zambia to take notes on how they are managing their economy

SA sent delegation to Zambia to take notes on how they are managing their economy

International
SA has sent a delegation to Zambia to take notes on how they are managing their economy and to be inspired by how the Kwacha is Manifesting. Zambia’s Kwacha is among the best performing currencies in Africa beating the SA rand by two thirds. From what I have picked up, Good governance is key. Some results include: Investor confidence. They have created a conducive environment for Investors. Investors feel safe with their money and investments. This is translating in a lot of forex resulting in a stable Kwacha.The Government has focused on empowering local producers. Local products and cutting down on imports. They are now exporting to Neighboring countries like Malawi. Most producers are indigenous Zambians who keep Money in Zambia not UK or Dubai .Government Marketing policies. ...
UNDP Hands Over 220 Kilowatts- Bondo mini hydro

UNDP Hands Over 220 Kilowatts- Bondo mini hydro

Stories
Authorities have rated highly the mini grids as part of a solution to the persistent power outages in the country. Ibrahim Matola Minister of Energy made the remarks after receiving a 220 Kilowatts- Bondo mini hydro, in Mulanje- worth half a Million US Dollars from the UNDP. The mini grid which is benefiting over one thousand five hundred customers, is being managed by Mulanje Electricity Generation Agency a subsidiary of Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust. After the official handover, Shigeki Komatsubara UNDP resident representative, said energy is a catalyst for the development of a nation saying it promotes economic activities. According to Komatsubara, the hydro asset is as a result of a partnership UNDP had with MEGA in projects aimed at promoting access to clean energy....
Parliament Accussed For Overstepping Mandate

Parliament Accussed For Overstepping Mandate

Stories
Some Civil Society groups are accusing Parliament of overstepping its mandate in a Motion where MPs want Judge Ken Manda summoned to appear before Legal affairs committee of Parliament. The Civil Society Organizations; Malawi Civil Society Led Black Economic Empowerment Movement (MaBLEM), Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC) and Forum for National Development (FND), have said this at a Press briefing in Lilongwe. Fryson Chodzi, Forum for National Development Chairperson has described the Judgement by Judge Manda in Alfred Gangata and Gerson Mkweza case as appropriate 'duly'. The CSO leaders have also blamed Gerson Mkweza Managing Director of Gam Fuels gas station, for acting inappropriate by snatching Car keys from Gangata. "It is therefore our demand that Parliament mus...
Mukuru Support Sand Music Festival K9 Million

Mukuru Support Sand Music Festival K9 Million

Music
Money transfer institution Mukuru has supported this year's Sand Music Festival with 9 Million Kwacha. The eminent music festival which starts from 30th to 2nd October at Kambiri Beach in Salima continues to earn support from the corporate world at a time when Zambian Yo Maps has been named the first international act. Speaking after presenting a cheque today, Charles Phiri, Country Manager for Mukuru said the decision follows the company's interest in promoting the arts industry in Malawi. In reaction, Wendy Harawa, one of the organisers of the festival could not hold her gratitude and said the support will also go a long way in ensuring that the show earns the massive tag yet again this year. Harawa has meanwhile said the full list of artists billed to perform will be announ...