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Parliament Anti Judge Debate Worries Judiciary

Parliament Anti Judge Debate Worries Judiciary

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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...
MERA CAUTIONS ON ILLEGAL FUEL VENDING AND HOARDING

MERA CAUTIONS ON ILLEGAL FUEL VENDING AND HOARDING

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The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) says it has noted with concern increased illegal fuel vending and alleged fuel service stations’ aiding in this malpractice. According to a statement from MERA Public Relations Officer, Chembezi Mhone, retail fuel service stations are being reminded that their licensing conditions do not permit hoarding of petroleum products, showing undue preference to, or discriminating against any person with regard to the provision of petroleum products or services. The statement further says MERA alongside other agencies which are mandated to enforce the law remains vigilant to protect consumers against such practices hence MERA will intensify spot checks and ensure offenders are held accountable and regulatory sanctions will be applied
Sri Lanka Way, Concerned Citizens Threatens To March To State House

Sri Lanka Way, Concerned Citizens Threatens To March To State House

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Concerned citizens have threatened to march to state house should President Lazarus Chakwera fail to address their grievances in five days. Speaking when presenting a petition to the office of the Blantyre District Commissioner, Steve Chimwaza, who led the demonstrations in the commercial city said they want Chakwera to resign or call for a referendum. They are accusing his administration for poor governance and citing high cost of living among others. Receiving the petition, Director of Administration at Blantyre District Council Hastings Dowe said he will submit the petition to relevant authorities. Dowe, then, commended protesters for holding peaceful demonstrations. Chakwera's administration has witnessed a series of demonstrations since it was ushered into power.
Namiwa Found At Nathenje

Namiwa Found At Nathenje

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Silvester Namiwa, CDEDI Executive Director, who was reportedly abducted yesterday in Lilongwe has been found today in the Nathenje area near Double Vision School in the capital, Lilongwe. The activist told the press after a check-up at one of the private clinics in Lilongwe that he will give more information after consulting his lawyer and family. Other social commentators are wondering how Namiwa was found in a different attire barely 24 hours after his alleged abduction.
Chakwera Calls Speedy Investigations On Abduction Of Namiwa

Chakwera Calls Speedy Investigations On Abduction Of Namiwa

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President Lazarus Chakwera has called for speedy investigations into the alleged abduction of human rights advocate Sylvester Namiwa. This is contained in a statement signed by Anthony Kasunda, presidential press secretary. Since yesterday, there have been reports that Namiwa has been abducted by some unknown people who took the advocate to undisclosed location. Meanwhile, president Chakwera through his press secretary has said he is disturbed with the alleged kidnapping of Namiwa, saying it is against one of his leadership principles under the super hi-5, which is the rule of law. “The president remains resolute in his commitment to fight against any forces challenging government efforts to keep Malawi a free society in which every citizen enjoys their rights as enshrined in ...
Cannabis Pharmaceutical Factory To Roll Out

Cannabis Pharmaceutical Factory To Roll Out

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co-founder for the company, Shoham Vigiser, One of the companies venturing into cannabis farming and processing Malawi-Israel Gold, says it is in the process of establishing a pharmaceutical factory, to start producing medical drugs from thelegalized hemp in the country. co-founder for the company, Shoham Vigiser, said to achieve this, they are partnering with a number of entities, both at the local and international level in the investment estimated at about 100 Million United States Dollars. “We have been working hard on securing more international investors. Our clients are currently from Europe, Australia, and Israel. We believe that the market will expand”, said Vigiser. Meanwhile, the company’s high level delegation is expected to be in the country soon, to sign a Memora...
Concern Citizens Seals ACB Office

Concern Citizens Seals ACB Office

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Mbadwa Zokhudzidwa za Malawi, a grouping that organised demonstrations in Lilongwe, has symbolically sealed the ACB offices. The symbolic closure took place at the District Commissioner's offices in the city. Lead member, Redson Munlo after delivering four petitions to Lilongwe DC, Lawford Palani said the ACB Director Martha Chizuma is now barred from executing her duties. The four letters have been addressed to President Chakwera, Parliament, the Chief Justice and the ACB
Permission Granted To Seal ACB Office Tuesday

Permission Granted To Seal ACB Office Tuesday

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Lilongwe District Commissioner Dr. Lawford Palani has given permission to a grouping under the banner "Malawian Concerned Citizens" to hold a "symbolic closure" of the Anti-Corruption Bureau-ACB, Martha Chizuma's office at City Centre in Lilongwe on Tuesday, 26 July 2022. Led by Redson Munlo, the group insists the office lost its integrity when Chizuma was caught in a leaked audio conversation with a third-party discussing official matters.
MZIKA ZOKHUZIDWA TO CLOSE ACB DIRECTOR GENERALS OFFICE

MZIKA ZOKHUZIDWA TO CLOSE ACB DIRECTOR GENERALS OFFICE

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Date: 26|07|2022Time: 10:00am to 01:00pm We will converge at Lilongwe DC office and have a peaceful demonstration to ACB through Parliament in City Centre. REASONS:1-She broke oath of office which is also oath of secrecy through her leaked audio in January this year.2-Incompetence; she depends on social media and political influence to discharge her duties. This shows that the ACB lacks stamina to investigate issues of national interest on its own.3-Unfairness and dishonesty: It is alleged that she pockets K750 000 house allowance while she is lodging at one of the presidential villas for free, an allegation she failed to clear when we asked her to do so..*The DG also hired Counsel Mordecai Msiska as her personal private lawyer in her personal defense case in Mzuzu. The same Counsel...
Chilima Denies Corruption Allegations

Chilima Denies Corruption Allegations

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Saulos Klaus Chilima says the anti-corruption agency failed to get his side of the story : Saulos Klaus Chilima says the anti-corruption agency failed to get his side of the storyMalawi’s Vice-President Saulos Klaus Chilima has denied allegations of corruption contained in a recent report of ACB, which the state president of Malawi Dr Lazarus Chakwera called it substandard report, Chilima accused the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), which published the report of failing to get his side of the story. Mr Chilima was elected vice-president when his party, the UTM, formed an electoral alliance with President Chakwera’s Malawi Congress Party and seven other parties to challenge former President Peter Mutharika’s Democratic Progressive Party in June 2020. “For the record, the state vic...