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Chakwera Presides Over MDF Graduation

Chakwera Presides Over MDF Graduation

Education
President Dr Lazarus Chakwera is presiding over a graduation ceremony for Grade 2 Senior Command and Staff Officers who have completed a course at the Malawi Defence Force Command and Staff College in Salima. The 20 officers have been acquiring literacy skills in strategic leadership management and high-level command for eleven months. The graduands are expected to receive post-graduate diplomas under the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) and Certificates in High-Level Command. Former President Joyce Banda is among the notable high-profile guests attending the function.
MDF Graduates 20 Senior Command Officers

MDF Graduates 20 Senior Command Officers

Education
Malawi Defense Force Commander Vincent Nundwe says plans are under way to have strategic programs aimed at upgrading the newly Commander Staff College to start offering Masters degrees. Nundwe disclosed this on Saturday in Salima during the graduation of 20 Grade 2 Senior Command Officers and Staff Officers, who commenced their studies on 4th October last year, covering 46 weeks. Their studies, included civil military relations and national security governance, among others. The MDF leader said in collaboration with the Malawi University of Science and Technology - MUST they have introduced some courses at the MDF Commander Staff College in Salima. Nundwe further added that the next cohort will start in January 2023 saying international standards will be enhanced. MUST Vice...
MDF Soldier, Immigration Officer Arrested For Aiding Ethiopians To Enter In The Country Illegally

MDF Soldier, Immigration Officer Arrested For Aiding Ethiopians To Enter In The Country Illegally

Stories
Police in the Northern Region have arrested a Malawi Defence Force soldier at Chilumba and an Immigration officer at Karonga for allegedly assisting Ethiopians to enter the country illegally. Northern Region Police spokesperson Maurice Chapola has identified the suspects as Brown Juma Banda from Chilumba Barracks and Daiton Msukwa from Karonga Immigration office. The cops have also nabbed a civilian, Kunje China, who hails from the lakeshore border district. The arrests have happened few days after President Lazarus Chakwera and Paramount Chief Kyungu of Karonga spoke against aiding foreign nationals to enter the country illegally. The two spoke at a development rally Chakwera held in the district. “I can only confirm the arrest and we are going to give more information whe...
MDF To Conduct Live Firing Training Exercise In Chikala Hills

MDF To Conduct Live Firing Training Exercise In Chikala Hills

Stories
Malawi Defence Force (MDF) has announced that it will conduct a live firing training exercise on Chikala Hills in Machinga from tomorrow to Saturday, April 30. The defence institution has, therefore, advised communities in surrounding areas to take note of the heavy presence of soldiers. MDF Public Information Officer Major Emmanuel Mlelemba has said safety measures have been taken into consideration to avoid mishaps. “We only wish to advise the communities to stay away from this restricted military training area and avoid tampering with or touching any strange object they come across,” Mlelemba has said. He has added that in an event where civilians come across a strange object, they should report to the nearest police station or inform any soldier nearby. ...
MRA Catches Chita One Pants Down Smuggling Liquor Using MDF TATA

MRA Catches Chita One Pants Down Smuggling Liquor Using MDF TATA

Corruption News
Caught smuggling liquor using MDF Tatas Malawi Revenue Authority has caught Chita One Investment yet again smuggling 1000 boxes of South African Branded liquor worthy about MK50 million (fifty million Malawi Kwacha) into the country. This time around he was using an MDF (Malawi Defence Forces Tata). This is the third time in a few months that MRA officials have managed to apprehend Chita One Investment whose Director is Davie Banda. Unfortunately, it appears either he is too allergic to repenting or he is above the law such that authorities deliberately pay a blind eye to convict him. In December 2021, MRA charged Chita One Investment to pay close to K500 million for a similar offence. He is yet to square off the balance. He was also caught early this year for yet another smug...
Malawian Of Asian Origin Farook Gani Takes Clean Heels to UK

Malawian Of Asian Origin Farook Gani Takes Clean Heels to UK

Corruption News
Malawian of Asian origin Farook Gani of Victoria Hotel in Blantyre, who became the jewelry and the crown of the former governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has now shifted to the United Kingdom (UK) where he is buying properties in the name of his daughter. Other than the United Kingdom he is also trying to set base in Dubai using the same tactics of fronting his daughter. His fear is being caught napping after several warnings from the public and media. For starters Farook Gani was the man who grew wings at the Central Medical Store Trust and Ministry of health. He used his political links and good relationships with the former head of state to get any business deal that came his way to the extent of bringing used synergies from China into our hospitals. All this was...
Zuneth Sattar’s investigation: Why is ACB only exposing suppliers while hiding officers who awards contracts?

Zuneth Sattar’s investigation: Why is ACB only exposing suppliers while hiding officers who awards contracts?

News
By Falles Kamanga Investigations surrounding the much publicized alleged corrupt activities involving businessperson Zuneth Sattar and his associates is yet another critical juncture we need, as a country, to carefully reflect on if the approach we have taken will really reach the desired goal of uprooting corruption in the country. In the first place, we need to accept, as a matter of fact, that for corruption to take place, there are always two parties: the corruptor and the corruptee. In fact, the Corrupt Practices Act is very clear that if corruption has taken place and facts have been established, both two parties—the giver and the taker—are up for prosecution. Unfortunately, in all the years we have been fighting corruption, we have always suffered the malaise of targeti...
Bon Kalindo Hits Back on Onjezani Kenani over Britain Interference on Malawi Security

Bon Kalindo Hits Back on Onjezani Kenani over Britain Interference on Malawi Security

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Fearless human rights activist and freedom fighter Bon ‘Winiko’ Kalindo has hit back at self-styled social media influencer Stanley Onjezani Kenani on British Interference on Malawi’s security. This follows series of Kenani’s facebook post directly attacking Kalindo whose crime was to demand an explanation from Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) as to why they allowed Britain Investigation Unit to investigate country’s weapons and Ammunition. According to Kalindo, giving foreign investigators access to inspect country’s weapons and ammunition exposes Malawi’s weakness to the outside world which is a threat to state security. But in his facebook posts, Kenani accused Kalindo of receiving money from some Malawians of Asian Origin in order to get rid of ACB boss Martha Chizuma as well as ...