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Sober Analysis On K750M Saga At MOA & SFFRFM

Sober Analysis On K750M Saga At MOA & SFFRFM

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By Yamikani Nicholas Kachingwe - Local supplier. With the little bit of knowledge i have about procurement systems of Malawi and also being among those who are on frontline dealing 'physically' with private and public procuring entities. FYI: in Malawi we have two procurement acts of parliament; PPDA ACT 2020 AND MSME ORDER 2021. Both acts are regulated,oversee,implemented and enforced by The Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority PPDA Malawi . They're two types of procurements procedures,these are: • International Bidding and National Bidding. Both Procurement Acts stipulates clearly that any international company that wishes to participate in any public procurement in Malawi, they should be in partnership with a Malawian owned company. And, any public c...
President Lazarus Chakwera writes

President Lazarus Chakwera writes

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The negative effects of Cyclone Ana on Malawi’s Agriculture and Energy prospects are huge. The country’s national grid lost almost 130 megawatts from Kapichira Power Station. Similarly, there was a major setback on construction works of the mega irrigation farming infrastructure, Shire Valley Transformation Programme. The First Lady and I toured these two facilities today to appreciate progress of rehabilitation works and encourage technocrats and communities to keep up the good restoration work. I am glad that the power lost from Kapichira Station will be fully restored by December this year while the irrigation project is being repaired to its original state to facilitate operation commencement in 2024. What we have seen today is reassuring. A sustainably food secure Malawi ...
Some Malawian Comedians Are Obsessed With Quantity Rather Than Quality

Some Malawian Comedians Are Obsessed With Quantity Rather Than Quality

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It is not by miracle that Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. Some of the decisions we make have very adverse consequences. Truth be told, we cherish mediocrity over quality. Some reckless Malawians are deliberately obsessed with quantity rather than quality. Others even make decision that will only benefit themselves and their accomplices at the expense of the welfare of local Malawians. A few examples will suffice. First, it is a fact that any informed Malawian knows that electricity is a necessary ingredient in our day to day lives. One wonders why Electricity Supply of Malawi (ESCOM) was unbundled in the first place. This only increased the number of key players and stakeholders involved in the generation and distribution of electricity. In commerce, if you extend ...
British Hands off Malawi

British Hands off Malawi

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Malawians are not fools, we should not allow the British to use us as their condoms. NCA is not a global crime agency, it it a British national crime agency. NCA doesn't have any across the boarder mandate to allow them to come here Do we have NCA in our constitution of malawi as our institution to do corruption investigations here? Which law is ACB is using to allow these British NCA to come here to do their illegal investigations? The British are repeating the same mission they failed with late Dr Hastings Kamuzu who broke the stink British federation, The British tried to play with late Bingu Wa Mutharika to repeat the same mistakes they failed in Kamuzu's era Bingu wa Mutharika sealed ACB and kept the keys, and expelled the British envoy, I liked late Dr Bingu Wa Mut...
On Shoprite closure and possible ownership by Malawians:

On Shoprite closure and possible ownership by Malawians:

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Pelekani Mankhwala! Sana and Chipiku are the biggest chain stores in Malawi now. How many Chipiku or Sana vehicles do you see in town? Despite you not seeing their vehicles (they don’t have many) they are able to distribute to their shops across the country and operate at a profit.How many of the Chipiku and Sana bosses drive 4x4s from Toyota, Nissan etc. How many Sana and Chipiku managers have their kids fees paid by employers at KA, St Andrew’s and other expensive schools.Now go back to PTC and recollect the beautiful 4x4s the managers were driving. Go to other Malawian public companies and check the big cars top and middle managers drive. Even managers that don’t work in the hard to reach areas are given those big cars. Have you wondered why Airtel makes more profits than our own TN...
An honest advice to Chizuma: don’t over rely and trust Social Media

An honest advice to Chizuma: don’t over rely and trust Social Media

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By Pato Phoya Maybe People Change but honestly it needs sober minds to analyse the 'apparent fight' between the DPP and the ACB Director…. I have known Steve Kayuni as a cool person. He is selfless and does not allow emotions to guide his actions. He does not think with his blood. Does not seek the limelight. Always fighting from the back. He is a kind of person that attributes success to teamwork and takes responsibility for the failure of the entire team. I knew Steve after I had finished my O level and my brief interaction with him at St Mathias Parish in Lilongwe left an indelible mark in me about the College that God loved the most.. Of course none could tell that he was a Law Student then. Very humble. Even when I joined and paraded in the blessed corridors of Chilunga, ...
All Crisis Malawi Going Through Are Engineered By The British

All Crisis Malawi Going Through Are Engineered By The British

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The britons to Topple Alliance government is working phase one done now in phase two which is the last move, The britons NCA have managed to tear apart these strong big elephants in the name of fighting corruption, by smearing and implicating Dr Saulos Chilima with corruption cases by fabricating fake corruption case stories whose Zuneth Sattar is a sacrificial lamb,Remember in their first report they implicated them all, Phase two has begun with full force to remove President Chakwera,the britons have captured ACB, social media and some NGO organisations and agents to panic President Dr Lazarus Chakwera with full force, The Britons is playing hard to push President Chakwera not to touch and act on ACB, They know that once President Chakwera act on ACB their mission will hit a wa...
Why British NCA hate Zuneth Sattar?

Why British NCA hate Zuneth Sattar?

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If we look back and ask the same question why the west hatedMuammar Gaddaffi ?Saddam Hussein ?Osama Bin Laden?Why do western faked and fabricated false stories against these strong fallen departed leaders? The British are not here to fight corruption they fighting for their interests, They want to fulfill their mission they failed during the previous regimes, the Britons are up to something they want in malawi,Why britons wants to sacrifice Zuneth Sattar?We can get these answers if the western comes and brief us what happens withMuammar Gaddaff ?Osama Bin Laden ?Saddam Hussein's ? What do these britons wants in malawi?Why do western wants to topple Tonse Alliance government led by President Dr Lazarus Chakwera and Vice Chilima? Let me open our eyes by repeating the britons are no...
Propaganda Won’t Work On Sattar Case

Propaganda Won’t Work On Sattar Case

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Concerned Citizen opinion Any paraded lies against Sattar won't yield anything, Some so called facebook influencers think by peddling lies it is enough to bring down a London based business man Zuneth Sattar. The influencers have consistently pushed the narrative that is very far from reality. For instance, there has been news making rounds on social media that British authorities have seized Sattar's properties. Much as this could be true, but it is something that happened some two months ago. Yet the influencers, who are working hand in hand with ACB in advancing the narrative of its embattled Director General Martha Chizuma are peddling the news as if it has just happened. The level of hypocrisy the Sattar case has exposed is second to none. Enough of the propa...
Bashing Sattar Is Wasting Time, Sattar Is Just A Scapegoat

Bashing Sattar Is Wasting Time, Sattar Is Just A Scapegoat

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BY APAWO KWAYELA WHY BASHING SATTAR IS JUST CURING SYMPOTOMS Evil Plans Against Sattar Won't Succeed Social media activists—mostly Idriss Ali Nassah, Onjezani Kenani, Joshua Mbere and Kondwani Munthali—have, recently, been on apparent organised campaign to, at all cost, demonize businessperson Zuneth Sattar as a symbol corruption in the country. In their daily, well-coordinated social media posts bashing Sattar, these guys have gone so deep and wide in their propaganda to the worse, as we saw with Kondwani Munthali recently, of posting outright lies such as alleging that Sattar has several passports and that, despite on bail in UK, he has managed to flew in the country. Mr Nassah and Kenani, on several occasions, even refers to Sattar as SATAN. These guys can do better ...