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ACB Should Be Immediately Disbanded For Incompetent

ACB Should Be Immediately Disbanded For Incompetent

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Comrade Imran Jumbe Writes THE ACB SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY DISBANDED FOR INCOMPETENT. Ladies and gentlemen, Greetings, Our nation is a sinking nation. The arrest of the vice president of this country by the ACB is an opening of cane of worms. This is not a milestone on the battle against corruption therefore no one should jubilate rather we should worry for the abortion of our justice systems. This selective arrests which we are witnessing it is infact an insult to our intelligence as the nation. We can imagine the body which is claiming to be fighting corruption and meant to serve justice is been reduced to nothing but a dog without teeth. This culture of using government machineries to attack political opponents of the ruling elites should come to an end. Wri...
PAC Pens Speaker On Colleen Zamba No Show

PAC Pens Speaker On Colleen Zamba No Show

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Public Appointments Committee of Parliament-PAC has officially written Speaker of the National Assembly, Catherine Gotani Hara on the failure by the Colleen Zamba-led NOCMA Board to appear before the committee following its summon. PAC Chairperson, Joyce Chitsulo has disclosed this; saying she wrote the Speaker on Friday. She quotes Parliamentary Standing Order 163 {3} which requires the matter to be reported to the Speaker's office where there is suspected contempt of parliament. Hara is yet to confirm if she has received PAC’s communication on the matter. The Committee wanted the board to explain its side after NOCMA’s former acting Chief Executive Officer; Hellen Buluma alleged Zamba, who is also Secretary to the President and Cabinet, was forcing her to award fuel supply c...
Admarc To Retrench 2500 Employees

Admarc To Retrench 2500 Employees

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Out of 4,063 ADMARC employees, 2,498 will be laid off following a vetting process.In a ministerial statement in parliament, Minister of Agriculture Sam Kawale said a human resource audit at the parastatal has finalised and some workers will go back to work. Kawale’s revelation comes as ADMARC is set to resume its operations on the 1st of December. Employees were sent on forced leave on the 31st of August this year, following the government's plan to restructure the institution. Kawale said the vetting process helps to get rid of individuals who contributed to the downfall of the parastatal.
Suspend Nocma Chairperson And SPC Zamba Now-Navicha

Suspend Nocma Chairperson And SPC Zamba Now-Navicha

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Thyolo Thava Member of Parliament, Mary Navicha is proposing immediate suspension of NOCMA chairperson and Secretary to President and Cabinet, Colleen Zamba to pave way for smooth investigations on Buluma's serious allegations against her. She further says the lawmakers present in this hearing are under pressure and receiving threats to leave the room. Navicha further calls for beefing up of Buluma's security detail. It has also emerged that no PAC member from the Malawi Congress Party is available during this hearing and the Committee Chairperson, Joyce Chitsulo says she never got any communication from the MP's excusing themselves.
SPC Zamba Snubs PAC Summon

SPC Zamba Snubs PAC Summon

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Secretary to the President and Cabinet, who is also NOCMA Board Chairperson, Colleen Zamba has failed to appear before the Public Appointments Committee of Parliament to present her side of the story on the serious allegations the former NOCMA acting Chief Executive Officer, Hellen Buluma has levelled against her. PAC Chairperson, Joyce Chitsulo says Zamba's turn was supposed to be immediately after Buluma's appearance today. She adds Zamba has not given any reasons or apology for her absence. "We will consult necessary standing orders and parliamentary legal team on the way forward," says Chitsulo. Earlier, Buluma alleged Zamba was forcing her to endorse illegal fuel supply contracts with certain companies without following the due procurement processes. But Buluma clearly...
Attorney General To Address Malawians In Diaspora

Attorney General To Address Malawians In Diaspora

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The Attorney General Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda will on Saturday evening have an online interaction with Malawians in the diaspora. The virtual interface will be using Zoom Online Platform and is scheduled for 7 pm local time. Chairperson of the organising committee, Chalo Mvula, said " The Attorney General will speak to all Malawians in the diaspora to give them up-to-date information on the work of his office. “There have been a lot of issues that his office has dealt with. These are commonly misreported and this will be an opportunity for the diaspora to get first-hand information," Mvula said. Mvula went on to say in as much as the event is for the diaspora, people in Malawi are free to join the discussion. Among other accomplishments, the AG has managed to assist the gover...
Price Of 50 Kg Bag Of AIP Fertilizer Up To K15, 000

Price Of 50 Kg Bag Of AIP Fertilizer Up To K15, 000

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All preparatory processes for the commencement of the 2022/23 Farm Inputs Programme are finalized and the programme will roll out soon. Principal Secretary responsible for Technical Services in the Agriculture Ministry, Medrina Banda further says it has cancelled procurement of fertilizer using local tender as the coming in of donated fertilizer has helped to boost the commodity in-flow. 2.5 million farmers will benefit from this year's programme which President Lazarus Chakwera is expected to launch on Saturday in Dedza. Government has hiked the price of a 50 kilogramme bag of the AIP to K15, 000; a move some civil rights groups describe as still high for many citizens currently struggling with the economic hardships.
Ben Longwe announces a week of protests in Malawi

Ben Longwe announces a week of protests in Malawi

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Demonstrations to turn protests on the Malawi roads…… Human Rights Activist Sir Charles Ben Longwe, says Malawians cannot be sitting down and watching President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera enjoying travelling in and outside the country while motorists are spending nights in service stations waiting for fuel.Longwe said President Chakwera is draining a lot of forex chartering planes to overseas countries a clear indication that he is not aware of the situation Malawians are sailing through, saying to him and those surrounding him, everything is good as it was yesterday.He said presidents of other countries addresses their citizens on the measures government is taking to address the crisis, but President Chakwera has chosen to remain quiet that things are good on the ground, a developm...
Chakwera Faces More Pressure As Rights Group Plans Anti Govt Protest

Chakwera Faces More Pressure As Rights Group Plans Anti Govt Protest

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The Chakwera administration faces more pressure to act as another rights group plans to hold anti-government protests. This comes barely weeks after a series of similar demonstrations in Lilongwe, Blantyre and Zomba championed by a grouping under the banner Action Against Impunity. Led by Charles Ben Longwe, the protests will run for three days from Wednesday to Friday next week in Mzuzu, Karonga, Lilongwe, Zomba, Mangochi, Blantyre and Nsanje. Chairperson for the National Congress Movement in the northern region, Gomezgani Nkhoma, says they expect to deliver their petition during a stakeholders’ preparatory meeting. The additional three days will be used as a waiting period to receive answers.
MERA Seals Off Meru  Filling Station For Illegal Hoarding Of Fuel

MERA Seals Off Meru Filling Station For Illegal Hoarding Of Fuel

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Information has reached Shire Times that the Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) has, yesterday, temporarily closed Mount Meru filling stations in Lilongwe from operating pending further investigations of its illegal fuel hoarding practices. According to the source of the news, a service station supervisor told the fuel attendants at all MERU fueling stations in Lilongwe that fuel had run out and instructed them to turn off the pump machines. Some customers who had information about the fuel being available and the illegal hoarding tactics that the station was playing, they opted to sleep in their vehicles within one of the stations. When the morning shift supervisor and attendants came, the customers confronted them but they kept on lying that fuel had finished. “They were...