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ACB Drills Immigration Officers On Corrupt Practices

ACB Drills Immigration Officers On Corrupt Practices

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The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has assured the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services of its unwavering support in ensuring the organisation has implemented good programmes aimed at dealing away with corruption at all its formations. Speaking during the orientation of the institutional integrity Committees (IICS), Director of Corruption Prevention, Mary Phombeya, said the organisation will do all it can to provide technical support. She said institutional integrity committees were introduced to root out corruption at the institutional level. Phombeya further said corruption tarnishes the integrity of any organisation. She urged all ministries and departments to establish institutional integrity committees as one way of dealing with corruption. In his remarks, Bri...
Grouping Gives Parliament 7 Days To Summon Police Chief

Grouping Gives Parliament 7 Days To Summon Police Chief

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A grouping under the banner, Concerned Citizens has given Parliament a seven-day ultimatum to summon Inspector General of Police, Merlyne Yolamu for the alleged failure of the police to move the wheels of justice on the death of a Malawian of Rwandan origin Emmilie Halimana Noel on 17th October 2022. They gave the ultimatum after delivering their petition to the Parliamentary Committee on Defense and Security at the Parliament Building in Lilongwe Wednesday morning following their peaceful protests from the Kamuzu Central Hospital round-about. Leader of the protesters, Wells Khama claims their engagements with police authorities to arrest suspects behind Noel's controversial death have yielded no positive results. "If seven days end without action, we will be holding vigils here,...
What Is In The $6.8 Billion Grant Package?

What Is In The $6.8 Billion Grant Package?

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President Lazarus Chakwera has presided over the historic signing of the $6.8 billion {about K7 trillion} grant between his government and the Belgium based Bridgin Foundation to help the country in its multimillion-kwacha development projects in education, health and energy, among others. Chakwera says this help realize some his plans such as improving subsistence farming to commercial farming through the establishment of the agro- processing plant at the Lilongwe University of Natural Resource-LUANAR. He has however warned his administration will not tolerate any abuse of the funds through corruption. In his presentation, Finance Minister, Sosten Gwengwe said the funds target the following projects; *Construction of Inkosi Ya Makosi M’mbelwa University with Hi-Tech Livestock...
Mutharika, Others Case Committed To The High Court In Mzuzu

Mutharika, Others Case Committed To The High Court In Mzuzu

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The Magistrates Court in Lilongwe has committed to the High Court in Mzuzu a case where Tadikira Mafubza Mutharika a stepson to former President Professor Peter Mutharika and others are suspected of being connected to the death of 30 suspected victims of human trafficking that were found in a mass grave in Mzimba. The other 4 suspects in the case are Sam Navaya, Dan Kalulu, David Luhanga and Thomas Kazembe Chief Resident Magistrate, Madalitso Chimwaza, ordered that if need be the suspects can apply for bail at the High Court in Mzuzu.
Bakili Muluzi To Receive Award From NPC

Bakili Muluzi To Receive Award From NPC

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The National Planning Commission is set to award Former President Bakili Muluzi for among other things, leading the setting-up of governance institutions like the Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB), the office of the Ombudsman and Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC), among others. Director General of the Commission Thomas Munthali says the Inter-generational Development Champion award is also in recognition of the former president’s initiation of Vision 2020, on which the Malawi 2063 (MW2063) agenda is built. Muluzi is also credited for introducing inclusive socio-economic empowerment initiatives such as free primary school education. The commission says the award will be handed to Muluzi soon.
Bondo’s Campaign Manifesto Pillars Stolen By Unilia Presidential Candidate

Bondo’s Campaign Manifesto Pillars Stolen By Unilia Presidential Candidate

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In what can be described as a whirlwind of desperation for students union presidency at University of Livistonia, Ekwendeni Campus, a presidential candidate has plagiarised the six pillars by Humble C Bondo, which he used in the just ended University of Malawi Students Representative Council elections. A comparison of the two posters by Chanco News has shown one hundred percent similarities in the political ideologies being advanced. In an interview with ChancoNews, the candidate identified as James Ziggy Moyo accepted that he plagiarised Bondo's campaign Manifesto pillars because they were inline with what he wants to achieve. "So I decided to be in line with those ideas…By the way I had no bad intentions but just loved the ideas," said Moyo. However Moyo's counterpart in...
Azamba Achita Bwino Osamvera Komiti Ya PAC-Chakaka

Azamba Achita Bwino Osamvera Komiti Ya PAC-Chakaka

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Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda, yemwe amalangiza boma pa nkhani za malamulo, wati mlembi mu ofesi ya mtsogoleri wa dziko ndi nduna zake, Colleen Zamba wachita bwino osakaonekera ku komiti ya Public Appointments-PAC ya nyumba ya malamulo pa nkhani yokhudza a Hellen Buluma. Buluma, yemwe anali wachiwiri kwa mkulu wa bungwe NOCMA wauza PAC Lachitatu kuti a Zamba ankawakakamiza kupereka ma contract ogula mafuta mophwanya malamulo. AZamba, omwenso ndi wapampando wa board ya NOCMA, sadapite kuti akafotokoze kumbali yawo pa nkhani-yi ngakhale adawaitana. Koma a Chakaka Nyirenda auza wailesi ya Zodiak kuti PAC ilibe mphamvu yofufuza nkhani-yi koma komiti yowona za malamulo m'nyumbayi choncho aZamba achita bwino osamvera zomwe PAC inawawauza. Koma komiti ya PAC yati ifunsa nzeru pa zomwe ikuye...
House construction project not on regional basis- APAM

House construction project not on regional basis- APAM

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Association of Persons With Albinism (APAM) says construction of houses for persons with albinism is based on areas which have experienced more attacks and not on regional basis. APAM President, Young Muhamba made the remarks following a concern raised by the association’s chairperson for Mzuzu and Mzimba North Chapter, Takondwa Nungu, over poor conditions of houses of persons with albinism in Mzuzu City. “We prioritise districts that have had more attacks on persons with albinism which include Mangochi and Machinga. Mzuzu City is also in our plan and, currently, it is a beneficiary of skin cancer prevention program,” said Muhamba. He said the original plan was that government should construct 28 houses in the first phase but was hampered with financial constraints. “Resources...
Linde Motel Cuts Workers Salaries By Half

Linde Motel Cuts Workers Salaries By Half

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It's getting rough and tough! But for workers at Linde Motel in Mponela, Dowa, it is now survival of the fittest as the hotel management has reduced their monthly salaries by 50 percent; we have established. Simply put, an employee who was receiving K100 000 will now be getting K50 000 per month. The hotel's assistant manager, Liness Kamowa declined to confirm or share details on the matter. "Trade union handles issues like these. Kindly contact them. We are dealing with trade union. Have a good day," that's all Kamowa would provide for a response. But in an internal memo in our possession, Kamowa says the company is experiencing a significant downturn in business following government's ban of meetings outside public servants duty stations. She describes the 50 percent sala...
Chakwera Apppints New Judges Of High Court

Chakwera Apppints New Judges Of High Court

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President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has appointed new Judges of the High Court. A statement from the Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Appeal and High Court of Malawi says the new appointees are as follows: His Honour Howard Brighton Pemba, Allan Hans Muhome, Etness Chanza and Eddah Edayi Ngwira. According to the office, the appointments are with immediate effect.