President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has arrived in London ahead of the coronation of His Majesty King Charles lll and Queen Consort to be held on Saturday, 6 May at Westminster Abbey.
Upon arrival at Heathrow Airport, Dr Chakwera was welcomed by a cross-section of people including a royal family member, the Malawi High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Dr Thomas Bisika, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nancy Tembo, among others. He then proceeded to his hotel in central London
At the hotel, the President was also met by the Deputy High Commissioner, Justice Agnes Patemba and members of the diplomatic staff at the Malawi High Commission in London.
While in London, apart from attending the coronation the President will also hold bilateral talks with other world leaders who are expected ...
President Dr Lazarus Chakwera will on Thursday, 23 March 2023 travel to Blantyre where he will be meeting former Presidents of Malawi, to update them on the current situation after the devastation by Cyclone Freddy.
Dr Chakwera disclosed this at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe on Sunday during the national update on Cyclone Freddy.
The Malawi leader said the meeting will provide an opportunity to brainstorm on relevant issues affecting the country including the calamity caused by Cyclone Freddy.
The President is expected to meet Dr Bakili Muluzi, Dr Joyce Banda and Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre.
Prior to the meeting with former Presidents of Malawi, Dr Chakwera announced that he will go to Parliament on Wednesday where he will appeal for more...
The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says it’s high time the G20 countries live up to their commitment to providing an agreed percentage of gross income to least developed countries for the LDCs' development.
Guterres made the remarks in Doha during the 50th commemoration of the LDCs grouping establishment. He said at the moment the United Nations has petitioned the G20 to form a development fund that developing nations should tap from to fund development in their respective countries.
It is common knowledge that least developed countries struggle with the rising cost of living and climate change while the developed nations continue to pollute the world with industrial activities according to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
The UN chief said it hasn't been...
The fifth United Nations Conference for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) is expected to start on 4 March 2023 and will focus on the progress made since the Istanbul Programme of Action.
According to the United Nations, 46 countries are classified in this category.
The Heads of State and Government from LDCs will converge in Doha to discuss cross-cutting issues that affects their progress.
The Malawi leader, Dr Lazarus Chakwera is expected to make opening remarks during the official opening of the conference as Chairperson for the LDCs alongside the United Nations Secretary-General.
President Chakwera is also expected to chair a round table discussion for the conference soon after the opening ceremony.
Different United Nations agencies are part of this important meeting ...
The Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC) has sued President Lazarus Chakwera and Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Gotani Hara for deliberation, passing and assenting of the amended Corrupt Practices Act (CPA).
Court documents we have seen indicate that the speaker is being sued for allowing the National Assembly to deliberate on the bill which was inconsistent with Section 99 of the Constitution while the president is being sued for assenting to the Act in question.
Lawyer representing HRCC George Jivason Kadzipatike confirmed filing an application for leave for judicial review before the High Court in Lilongwe.
Kadzipatike further said the matter is coming for judicial hearing on March 17, 2023.
In July last year, Parliament passed the amended Act before Chakw...
President Dr Lazarus Chakwera is delivering the State of the Nation Address (SONA) at Parliament Building in Lilongwe.
Among key highlights, the Malawi leader has banned forthwith the importation of uniforms for government agencies.
This comes after it was discovered that some people or entity imported Malawi Police Service uniforms and were intercepted at the airport despite an earlier appeal to prioritise local buying of such items.
Many economists agree with the President's directive saying it doesn't make sense to drain forex on goods that can be locally produced or sourced.
Concerned citizens in Zomba has called on President Lazarus Chakwera to remove Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director General Martha Chizuma over her audio clip.
The concerned citizens took their stand on the Chizuma case on Friday at Zomba Gymkhana Club during a press briefing which was led by Patrick Majawa who is chairperson of the concerned citizens.
Majawa said Chizuma should pack up and go for divulging what was supposed to be kept under wrap.
“Capital hill should have proceeded to relieve the ACB Boss for failing to promote the Malawian interest and also failing to uphold the decorum required of her office as evidenced in her careless conversing with a friend over serious matters under her prosecution.
“We appeal to the President to simply effect the rules that govern th...
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...
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...
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...