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HRDC Satisfied With Current Affairs, Shifts Demos

HRDC Satisfied With Current Affairs, Shifts Demos

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The Human Rights Defenders Coalition HRDC has shifted to a later date demonstrations scheduled for 07th December 2022 and has given government a probation to fix social economic and governance challenges the country is facing. The organization says it has arrived at the decision after noting that some concerns are being addressed by government citing an improvement in fuel availability which was one of the key concerns. However, HRDC has made fresh demands to president Lazarus Chakwera to reshuffle his Cabinet and remove non performing ministers, suspend Secretary to the office of President and Cabinet Colleen Zamba until she is cleared from the allegations made by former acting chief executive officer of National Oil Company of Malawi Helen Buluma against Zamba. HRDC officials l...
HRDC Stage Anti Government Demonstrations On 7 December

HRDC Stage Anti Government Demonstrations On 7 December

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The Human Rights Defenders Coalition says it will hold demonstrations on 7 December if the government fails to address fuel scarcity and other challenges in Malawi. HRDC Chairperson Gift Trapence has said this in Lilongwe during a media briefing titled "Enough is Enough". Vice chairperson Michael Kaiyatsa says the organisation has given so much time to government, but lives of Malawians have deteriorated under the current administration.
Non-Governmental Organisations Bill to block staff from politics

Non-Governmental Organisations Bill to block staff from politics

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`The government intends to amend the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Act, a move that will restrict people working in the sector from engaging in active politics. The Bill, which was gazetted on February 25 2022, also seeks to change the NGO Board into an Authority and also remove the requirement that NGOs have to register with Council for NGOs in Malawi (Congoma) before registering with the board. It further intends to create a provision that will require the Authority to comply with Public Audit Act, Public Finance Management Act and Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act requirements. The other proposed change pertains to the authority’s financial year which, if the Bill is enacted into law, will have to be aligned with that of the Central Government. Th...