As he continues reaching out to the adopted eight camps in Traditional Authority Juma in Mulanje, Prophet Bushiri has today, besides continuing with distributing relief packages through his hired helicopter, started releasing disaster victims in camps through supporting them with cash to help them rebuild their homes.
The cash disbursements, which Bushiri himself is actively involved in, ranges from K200 000 to K2 million according to the extent of damage and needs that the victims presented.
The Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) founder, Bushiri, has told Zodiak Online that about 200 families have been reached in four camps.
"With schools resuming and also with the burden of keeping people in camps, the only best way to help thesw survivors is to build their capacity, so...
The newly-minted Minister of Information and Digitization, Moses Kunkuyu, has responded to a statement released by the United States (US) Embassy in Lilongwe on the fight against corruption in Malawi.
In a publicized statement intended to notify the public, Kunkuyu says Malawi Government rather engage the United States Government through diplomatic channels following US Embassy’s Facebook-posted statement pronouncing displeasure over the developments happening with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director General Martha Chizuma.
Secretary to the Office of President and Cabinet communicated an interdiction to the ACB DG to pave way for smooth court cases that she is answering.
In a letter to Chizuma, SPC Colleen Zamba said her office had received communication that Chizuma is ans...
The graft-busting body in the country, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has denied obtaining a warrant of arrest for the secretary to the president and cabinet Colleen Zamba. Yesterday, social media was awash with reports that the bureau has an arrest warrant for the SPC.
But in a statement, the ACB’s Spokesperson Egrita Ndala has described such reports as fake news and warned members of the public against using social media for promoting misinformation.
However, the ACB did not dispute obtaining a warrant of arrest for former Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Steven Kayuni and senior state advocate Dziko ndi anthu Malunda.
A group of CSOs under the banner of Citizens for Justice and Equity has welcomed the decision by the government to interdict the Director of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Martha Chizuma saying justice must prevail as she breached the oath of office through the leak audio.
Reading a press statement in Lilongwe, one of the group members Fredrick Malata also said for close to two years there is no case that Chizuma has finalised saying the interdiction is, therefore a welcomed development.
The group adds that interdiction does not mean dismissal but a temporary suspension which means she can still go back to her office if vindicated by a court of law.
Malata said how Steven Kayuni was fired for abusing and violating office rules, and Chizuma too needs to face the same treatment.
Some renowned facebook and social media users are alleging and spreading false narrative that Malawi Government has interdicted Director General Martha Chizuma upon reports that she obtained warrant of arrest of some senior Government officials from the ruling Malawi Congress Party (MCP).
For the starters Chizuma was last year caught red handed discussing very sensitive matters on the telephone calls with an individual.
During the discussions, Chizuma vomited everything on her to do list and what she has accomplished already.
Chizuma openly diverged unprofessional conduct of some judges which angered the judiciary a thing against the ACB code of conduct.
CHIZUMA IS ANSWERING CASES
It should be made clear that Chizuma is currently in court as seen in a letter dated 31 Januar...
The Malawi President, Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, has finally released his newly reshuffled Cabinet. The President has announced his new ministerial lineup last night, on 31st January 2023, through the Secretary to the President and Cabinet (SPC) Dr. Colleen Zamba.
In the new setting, the President has removed ministerial portfolios from himself and the Vice President. In consequence, the President is no longer Minister of Defense and the Vice President is no longer Minister of Public Sector Reforms.
However, by the decree of the Constitution of the Republic, the President still remains Commander in-Chief of the Arms Forces by virtue of being Head of State and Government.
The new Cabinet of Ministers has been reduced in size by 13% while gender balance has been maintained at a record 4...
A grouping of concerned citizens led by activist Bon Kalindo on Friday demonstrated in Mulanje, demanding President Lazarus Chakwera’s resignation for allegedly failing to govern the country.
This is not the first time for the group to hold protests and make such demands. In the previous year, similar demonstrations and demands were made in the cities of Blantyre and Lilongwe.
The concerned citizens, who submitted their petition to the district commissioner’s (DC) office, cited discrepancies in the implementation of the 2022/23 Affordable Inputs Programme (AIP), rising cost of living, alleged corruption in the civil service and failure by Chakwera to fulfil some of his campaign promises.
Kalindo said failure by the Tonse Alliance administration to address the challenges Malaw...
ACB Director General Martha Chizuma is not present at the Chief Resident Magistrate’s Court in Lilongwe, where she was expected to take plea in a case connected to a leaked audio conversation.
Lawyer representing Chizuma Powell Nkhutabasa told the court that the head of the graft-busting body is in Blantyre for official duties
Nkhutabasa has further said that Chizuma will be available in court on Thursday next week and has since requested that Chizuma first furnish her legal team with disclosures before she appears before the court.
Three other Lawyers, Martha Kaukonde, Ayuba James and Mercy Chijere from Women Lawyers Association (WLA) are expected to represent
President Lazarus Chakwera Wednesday spared Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director General Martha Chizuma but fired Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Steven Kayuni.
However, the Malawi Law Society (MLS) has faulted grounds for which the President has made his decision to fire Kayuni.
But the United States (US) has hailed the President’s decision. Law professors has captioned the intervention of the United States in the issue of laws of malawi
Wednesday, Chakwera fired Kayuni over what the Malawi leader described as Kayuni’s unsound judgement in the arrest of Chizuma in December last year.
Briefing Malawians in a televised address Wednesday morning, Chakwera said he has since replaced Kayuni with Legal Aid Bureau Director Masauko Chamkakala.
Chakwera also stood by his dec...