Kombeza yoghurt to power up Stewart The Cyclist’s 30.2kms saddle-less charity cycle challenge up Khwekhwerere route

By Duncan Mlanjira Stewart The Cyclist’s is all geared for his daring charity adventure on Saturday as he is set to cycle 32.2kms saddle-less up through the meandering Masasa-Golomoti escarpment road, popularly known as Khwekhwerere route. And Blantyre-based dairy food processing company, Kombeza Foods has come to his assistance by donating K50,000 for him to meet his logistical costs such as accommodation and food to be met a day before the event at Golomoti where he is going to…

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John Bande vows to hit the ground running and on higher level

By Duncan Mlanjira Former Cabinet Minister John Bande, who lost his seat as a Parliamentarian for Blantyre City East during the 2014 polls, says he intends to come back on a higher level than before if given the mandate again into the august House after the May 21 Tripartite elections. Bande said after his defeat he took stock of what he had achieved and during the four-year ‘forced holiday’ he discovered that nothing much has been achieved in Blantyre…

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Traditional leaders should not be penalized for attending political rallies — TA Maganga

Christina Matoga, MEC Stringer Traditional Authority Maganga of Salima District has pleaded that local leaders should not be threatened or punished for patronizing political party rallies, saying they are also part of the electorate hence the need for them also to hear manifestos from different political party for them to make informed decision. The local leader said since they are also part of the electorate on 21 May, they also need to sample a variety of manifestos so they…

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MEC opens up MBC for equal campaign messages for all presidential contestants

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has opened up the state broadcaster, Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) to give equal opportunities for all aspiring presidential candidates to allocate time on the television and radio to air their campaign messages. And MBC has already prepared a schedule on a daily basis for such candidates to utilize. “In accordance with Section 63(2) of the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections Act, the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation has arranged for airing of campaign messages for…

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MEC warns political candidates to accept May 21 results

By Viciah Nason, MEC Stringer The Malawi Electoral Commission has warned political candidates to accept May 21 tripartite elections results, saying failure to do so incites chaos. Commissioner Linda Kunje issued the warning at Traditional Authority Kamenyagwaza’s headquarters in Dedza during a sensitization meeting on the electoral process. “It is worrisome to note that we have other candidates who until this time do not accept defeat, let me warn every politician that this tendency fuels violence after elections,” Kunje…

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Bishop Mtumbuka urges congregants to vote for development conscious leaders

By Jordan Simeon-Phiri, MEC Stringer Bishop Martine Mtumbuka of Karonga Diocese says the May 21 general elections provides a rare platform to the country’’s citizenry to elect development conscious leaders who have the welfare of people and passion to transform the socio-economic status of Malawi. Mtumbuka said this on Tuesday during the Chrism Mass Service (CMS) he conducted at St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral in Karonga District where 15 priests from the nine parishes of the diocese renewed their…

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Chilumpha barred from contesting as Tikonze Peoples Movement ticket

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has acted upon the High Court ruling in Blantyre on April 11, 2019 that determined made that presidential aspirant Dr. Cassim Chilumpha, SC, who was declared duly nominated under the sponsorship of Tikonze Peoples Movement (TPM), cannot continue to represent TPM as its presidential candidate. The High Court ruling follows a petition which TPM lodged seeking an order that Dr. Chilumpha cannot rightfully represent TPM as a candidate for election as president…

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Blantyre District’s 13 constituencies has 65 women aspiring candidates

By Duncan Mlanjira From the 13 constituencies making up Blantyre District, there are 64 women aspirants vying for seats in Parliament and the District Council and all of them are being helped to campaign by National Elections Systems Trust in conjunction with Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare through the 50-50 initiative. The Trust has a busy schedule for these women and so far they have managed to visit eight constituencies — Blantyre City South East, Blantyre…

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TNM lauded for promoting Lake Malawi; As 52-day Calendar Lake tourism promotion expedition sails off

By Maravi Express Reporter Tourism Minister Francis Kasaila has commended mobile telecoms and ICT services network provider, TNM Plc for its role in promoting Malawi’s tourism potential through several projects that it has initiated in the past few years. Speaking in Salima where TNM Plc has sponsored a 52-day Lake Malawi tourism exploration in collaboration with Kumbali Lodge, Kasaila said the mobile operator has demonstrated over the years that it is a truly Malawian company by unflinchingly supporting Malawian…

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Mutharika to Transform Mchinji Into Municipality

By Sarah Munthali, MANA President Arthur Peter Mutharika has said government will transform Mchinji into a municipality with complete new infrastructure once re-elected on May 21. Speaking at Mchinji boma on Sunday, when he conducted a whistle stop tour Mutharika said the district will have infrastructure such as a modern market, stadium, and hotels befitting a border town. “Mchinji will have modern infrastructure and it will be developed just like the neighbouring Chipata in Zambia,” he said. The President…

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