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Chakwera Assents To 4 Bills

Chakwera Assents To 4 Bills

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President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has assented to four bills that the National Assembly passed recently. The Bills are: -Bill No. 16 of 2022: One-Stop Border Control The law will facilitate coordinated border controls for efficient cross-border movements of people and clearance of goods in Malawi and neighbouring countries of Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. Bill No. 29 of 2022: Malawi School of Government; which in essence merges the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) and the Staff Development Institute (SDI) to enhance the training of public officers.Bill No. 31 of 2022: Gaming and Lotteries; which now means that the Malawi Gaming Board and the National Lotteries Board form one entity known as Gaming and Lotteries.Bill No. 34 of 2022: OPEC Fund for International Development -SADC...
Anti Corruption Bureau Alleges Chakwera Manipulated ACB Report

Anti Corruption Bureau Alleges Chakwera Manipulated ACB Report

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President Lazarus Chakwera has declined to comment on allegations that he manipulated a report that the Anti-Corruption Bureau-ACB submitted to him, implicating senior government officials in multi-billion kwacha corruption scandals A local governance institution, Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives-CDEDI is demanding that the president should come out clear himself on these allegations. It is alleged that the Malawi leader manipulated the ACB report for political reasons. After the report, Chakwera fired former Police Chief, George Kainja, suspended State House Chief of Staff, Prince Kapondamgaga and took away delegation duties from Vice President Saulos Chilima for their alleged implication in the Britain's National Crimes Agency investigation report over ...
Judge Dismissed Anti- Corruption Bureau application With Cost

Judge Dismissed Anti- Corruption Bureau application With Cost

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High Court Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda Monday dismissed, with costs, an application by the Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB) asking him to recuse himself from a case in which Malawi Police Service former inspector general George Kainja is challenging his arrest. The ACB had applied that Nyirenda recuse himself from the case, claiming that the information involved was sensitive as it had to do with the Zuneth Sattar Report. But, in his 28-page ruling delivered in chambers, Nyirenda has given 11 reasons why he cannot recuse himself in the matter. Among other grounds, Nyirenda said the ACB failed to cite any law under which the application for recusal was brought. Nyirenda said although the ACB had, in an open court, claimed that the matter was sensitive, the graft-busting body failed to...
Chakwera To Hold Bilateral Talks With UAE

Chakwera To Hold Bilateral Talks With UAE

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President Dr Lazarus Chakwera is this morning expected to hold bilateral discussions with the President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Muhammad Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said President Chakwera upon arrival in Dubai for his connecting flight to Malawi was invited by the Government of the United Arab Emirates to a bilateral meeting which commences today. The development means that Dr Chakwera returns home on Tuesday, 4 October 2022 and not today as earlier announced.
Chizuma Half Baked Report Misled The president, Malawi Nation, Victimizing innocent people, successful business people

Chizuma Half Baked Report Misled The president, Malawi Nation, Victimizing innocent people, successful business people

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The embattled Ant Corruption Bureau Director Martha Chizuma concede that he presented half baked report to the president Dr Lazarus Chakwera n June this year which led to the suspension of prince kapondagaga of state house chief of staff, The firing of former inspector general of police Dr George Kainja and the withdraw of delegated powers to the vice president Dr Saulos Chilima. Over the weekend, Chizuma told the daily times that she was under siege to deliver on what she promised on the report, Eggrita Ndala, We made mistake Day later Chizuma delegated ACB spokesperson Eggrita Ndala to zodiac broadcasting services station where she described the report saying it was not never meant someone to be punished. We presented a report to the president because he asked for it, ...
Chakwera Given 10 Munutes To Address Empty Chairs At UNGA

Chakwera Given 10 Munutes To Address Empty Chairs At UNGA

World News
The Executice Director of Muvi wa Chilungamo pressure group Bantu Saunders Jumah has blasted Chakwera's UNGA visit as a waste of tax payers money and forex resources, Jumah alleges that Capital Hill has been ordered to release another K101.1 million in addition to K600 million taxpayers money which President Chakwera has used to hire a plane to USA because commodities there are very expensive. Chakwera went to USA with a bowl to beg money for Malawi’s development projects while left the country through a chartered plane charged at US $20,000 for a trip of 22 days. Jumah said African Presidents and their delegations were sleeping in expensive five-star hotels, yet their countries are poor and beggars saying the Europeans are not stupid, they use the media to get the truth that Afr...
Jumah claims politicians have left Malawi poor

Jumah claims politicians have left Malawi poor

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Former President and DPP leader, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika broken systems blanketed his government Commander in Chief of Muvi wa Chilungamo pressure group Bantu Saunders Jumah, says history will be made in 2025 where the wise and educated will become weaker, the Lord will call the ignorant to rule the country with care and compassion.Jumah said Malawi has had leaders based on their educational qualifications, financial capabilities and not based on the heart saying this is the reason politicians have been labeling the country poor while them are richer in a poor country.He said for 62 years, Malawi has had Doctors and Professors ruling it but have left 21 million plus people in abstract poverty bringing the country to a shame that countries which became independent after Malawi ...
Chakwera Assures Total Support To USA Diaspora

Chakwera Assures Total Support To USA Diaspora

International
President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has assured Malawians living in the United States of America of his total support on issues they consider important for them to make a meaningful contribution to the country. Among other issues, expensive visa processing fees, dual citizenship and easy access to Malawi national identity cards are the ones Malawians in the US want the government to resolve. "When we want to renew our visas and passports, we have to travel to Malawi because the embassy here cannot do them for us. We ask the government to consider these issues for us to make a positive contribution to our country," said Professor Linda Semu, a representative of the US-Malawi Diaspora Network and the Malawi-Washington Foundation. The President engaged the group in a question and answer s...
Four Hospitals, Quech, Zomba, Kamuzu And Mzuzu To Go Private

Four Hospitals, Quech, Zomba, Kamuzu And Mzuzu To Go Private

Health
Parliament intends to summon the Secretary to the President and Cabinet (SPC) to outline progress concerning the government’s plan to autonomise the country’s four public referral hospitals. In a bid to ensure provision of top-notch services, the government plans to let the Queen Elizabeth, Zomba, Kamuzu and the Mzuzu central hospitals have their own boards and purchase their own modern equipment and drugs. It follows concerns about the poor quality of services that are offered in Malawian public hospitals which often force those who can afford to opt for private hospitals or foreign treatment. While the hospitals will get the opportunity to make money, Chairperson of Parliament’s Health Committee, Mathews Ngwale, is hopeful that the public will be offered quality health care reg...

Undule Tears Chizuma on Tiuzeni Zoona Programme

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Renowned and fierce human rights activitist Undule Mwakasungula has accused office of the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director General Martha Chizuma for lacking strategic direction when conducting her business of dealing with corruption. Speaking during the Sunday Tiuzeni Zoona program on Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS), Undule says it looks like Chizuma does not even know what she want to achieve. He gave an example of the report submitted to President Lazarus Chakwera which the Head of State described as substandard. “She mentioned names of prominent people including the Chief of staff. These people were mentioned yes but what next? These people were supposed to be summoned and defend themselves before the court of law but up to now these people havent been questioned. ...