We need Positive Results, Be Forward tell Mighty Wanderers

By Richard Chinansi Mighty Be Forward Wanderers Have been told to be doing fine on the pitch and produce positive results following their acquiring of the giant Japanese Used Car Exporter Be Forward Sponsorship over the weekend. Speaking in an exclusive interview during the official launch which was held at Wanderers Club along LaliLubani road, Be Forward Sales Group Manager who came all the way from Japan and his team Eiichi Mizumaya said they expect nothing but positive results…

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IMF Executive Board Approves US$ 18.1 Million Disbursement for Malawi

At the conclusion of the Executive Board’s discussion, Mr. Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Acting Chair and Deputy Managing Director, issued the following statement: “Malawi’s macroeconomic outlook and performance under the IMF-supported program was significantly damaged by a large-scale theft of public funds and by policy lapses in the run- up to elections. The breach of governance resulted in the suspension of budget support from donors, which has led to increased recourse to central bank financing, accumulation of domestic arrears, exchange rate…

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24 year old married man sentenced to 5 yrs for sodomy

A 24 year old married man Budala Kamphambale was on Thursday convicted and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) for having forced sex with a minor against the order of nature contrary to section 153 of the penal code. Nkhunga Second Grade Magistrate Court heard through Police Prosecutor Inspector Wills Asibu that in December 2014 the accused had been taking a 12 year old boy (name withheld) to hidden places where he was having sex with…

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Government told to decentralize mining management

Inkosi Mabilabo of Mzimba and the Foundation for Active Civic Education (FACE) have urged Government to decentralize the control of mining activities at district level. They have observed that minerals are being depleted by artisans (small miners) who have no mining licenses but have found a market from licensed individuals and institutions. And Inkosi Mabilabo said in an interview on Friday that the problem emanated from the fact that mining activities are solely handled at ministry headquarters. “The District…

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Goodall says MSB not on ‘sale’: FDH Offers K4.6billion for 79 percent shares

Minister of Finance Economic Planning and Development, Goodall Gondwe, Thursday said government was not putting Malawi Savings Bank on sale, but that they were seeking interested investors to partner with. Addressing members of the press in Lilongwe, Gondwe said government had decided to withdraw from being dominant shareholder of the bank to improve the operations of the financial institution. “The interest is to run the bank in a more efficient way,” said Gondwe. “All the countries out there did…

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VP Chilima back from Singapore: Learns new tricks on Civil Service Reform

Government has learnt some new tricks on how it can successfully enhance the Civil Service according to Vice President, Saulos Chilima. The V.P made the assertion Thursday at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) when was addressing journalists on his return from Singapore where he had gone to attend a workshop under the invitation by Global Centre for Public Service Excellence. “We had representatives from several other countries including Canada and the hosting Singapore who shared interesting cases from which we…

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Cristiano Ronaldo is current ‘King of Facebook’ – Shakira is ‘Queen’

Ladies and gentlemen, there’s a new ‘King of Facebook’ who’s disthroned the former Queen, Shakira. We’re talking about Christiano Ronaldo who just surpassed the Colombian beauty on Facebook page “likes”. The Real Madrid striker had (up to last night) 107,134,368 “likes” on his official Facebook page, while Shakira’s official page had 107,083,641 letting her hold her ‘Queen’ title for nearly 11 months! Although technically we could have a King and Queen at the very top, we doubt these two…

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Nankhumwa Defends Government over the Sale of MSB

By Lester Milanzi Government spokesperson Kondwani Nankhumwa has trashed allegations which have been leveled against top politicians and those in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) that they are the ones pushing for the sale of Malawi Savings Bank to run away from heavy loans. According to local newspaper reports, Nankhumwa who was reacting to former ruling People’s Party (PP) accusations that the Peter Mutharika led administration was behind the sale of the bank has described the development as…

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Mutharika has got no Intentions to Reshuffle his Lean Cabinet

By Richard Chinansi State President of the Republic of Malawi Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has got no immediate plans to reshuffle his lean cabinet as one way to create room for the office of the Vice President, it has been learnt. This development comes in the wake that some political observers on the local scene had told the local media that Mutharika was about to reshuffle his cabinet in order to appoint son to the former Head of State…

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Mutharika deeply shocked with killers of albinos

State president Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has directed the country’s security agencies to be on high alert and arrest all people responsible for the attacks, abductions and killings of people with albinism. The president sounded the warning when he briefed the media in Lilongwe on Thursday, following a recent spate of killings of people with albinism. Prof. Mutharika said the police and the ministry of Internal Affairs are geared to provide security to all Malawians regardless of their status….

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