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President Chakwera calls on ministers to take oath seriously

President Chakwera calls on ministers to take oath seriously

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President Lazarus Chakwera has advised the newly appointed cabinet ministers to always abide by the oath they have taken, when discharging their duties. The President made the call at Kamuzu Palace on Thursday, when he presided over the swearing in ceremony of 10 new cabinet ministers. “For those of you who have taken the oath of office today, know that this oath is sacred, solemn and serious, I feel duty bound to remind you that keeping the oath will sometimes be a painful and unpopular thing to do. "When that moment comes for you to choose between your affection or favour and the constitution, remember that this oath you have taken today requires you to choose the constitution every time,” he explained. The president said if the ministers do not choose the constitution out o...
Chizuma Is Not First Public Officer To Be Interdicted

Chizuma Is Not First Public Officer To Be Interdicted

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By Sylvester ChibwanaMartha Chizuma is the master manipulator.She knows that she has nothing to show for her pomp and so she always rushes to throw a victim card when exposed.So far so good as her trick has worked.She has managed to make Malawians overlook her incompetence thereby sympathising with her and blaming the government for witch hunting in the process. She has always been in the news for wrong reasons yet she has registered zero success as the Director General of the Anti-Corruption Bureau. Chizuma has only succeeded in finding Steve Kayuni’s reluctance to grant her consent to go ahead with some outstanding cases.Now that Kayuni is no longer the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and the ACB does not need to seek consent from the DPP, one would have expected that Chi...
Chakwera Avoids Commenting On Chizuma Interdiction

Chakwera Avoids Commenting On Chizuma Interdiction

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President Lazarus Chakwera has avoided commenting directly on the suspension of the Anti-Corruption Bureau-ACB director Martha Chizuma in two public events, in Lilongwe yesterday. Chakwera presided over the 2022/23 National Development Conference at BICC and the swearing-in ceremony of newly appointed and promoted cabinet ministers at Kamuzu Palace. While the citizenry eagerly waited to hear from Chakwera who is the appointing authority on the suspension of the ACB chief on Tuesday, he avoided tackling the subject. This comes as a surprise as the president commented on the leaked phone conversation between Chizuma and her colleague over her work, in which he defied calls to fire her. Chakwera also reacted with shock when the ACB chief was arrested late last year; he ordered he...
10 Members Of New Cabinet Sworn In At Kamuzu Palace

10 Members Of New Cabinet Sworn In At Kamuzu Palace

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Ten newly appointed cabinet members are about to be sworn in at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe. Among the 10 are eight ministers and two deputy ministers. Some of the ministers are from the previous cabinet and have been promoted to head their respective ministries. Six of the cabinet members to be sworn in today are newcomers in the cabinet. President Dr Lazarus Chakwera appointed a 27-member new cabinet on 31 January 2023.
Citizens For Justice & Equity Backs Interdiction Of ACB Boss

Citizens For Justice & Equity Backs Interdiction Of ACB Boss

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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. ...
Chizuma Regrets Interdiction, Shares  Warrants Of Arrest On Social Media Before Action

Chizuma Regrets Interdiction, Shares Warrants Of Arrest On Social Media Before Action

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As if not to die without crying, the ACB Director who has been allegedly interdicted yesterday has flashed out warrants of arrest for the former Director of Public Prosecutions, Dr. Steven Kayuni, and Senior State Prosecutor, Dzikondianthu Malunga on social media. According to the purported warrants of arrest obtained on 31st January 2023 by the ACB and have been deposited into social media, the ACB is accusing Dr. Kayuni and Advocate Malunda of abusing the office to their advantage. While others have argued that the depositing of these warrants into the social media before serving their purpose confirms the carelessness of the ACB Director in handling crucial information, others have argued that the move signifies her feeling of being powerless following the interdiction thereby “s...
Chakwera Attends National Development Conference

Chakwera Attends National Development Conference

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President Dr Lazarus Chakwera is this morning attending the National Development Conference in Lilongwe. The conference has brought together development experts to take stock of how the country is fairing in the implementation of the Malawi 2063 in the first year of the implementation plan which covers ten years. Making a keynote presentation, Maxwell Mkwezalamba, former African Union Commissioner for Economic Affairs said it is understandable that progress has been slow due to Covid 19, unfavourable weather conditions, inflation, and the Russia - Ukraine war which disrupted value chains. He however emphasized the need for the country to diversify its agriculture to have more exports. Mkwezalamba said relying on agriculture alone which faces unfavourable weather conditions is ...
Martha Chizuma Fired Herself On The Day Of Her Leaked Audio

Martha Chizuma Fired Herself On The Day Of Her Leaked Audio

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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...
Chakwera Blamed On Cabinet, Size

Chakwera Blamed On Cabinet, Size

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President Lazarus Chakwera has come under fire for his reconfigured Cabinet which observers questioning the size, re-appointment of those he fired without explanation and political appeasement. The new Cabinet, which the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) released around 1.30am on Wednesday, two hours after a January 31 deadline, is also faulted for mixing up some ministries. Appointed new cabinet: Chakwera On the other hand, some members of the Tonse Alliance who feel sidelined said they will no longer share the blame for any of government’s failures. The 27-member Cabinet has 19 Malawi Congress Party (MCP) members, four from UTM Party and one each from People’s Party (PP) and the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). In terms of regions, there are 15 membe...