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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DPP’s Sanga Determined to Develop Mzuzu City

By Cosmas Chimaliro, MANA Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Mzuzu City Constituency Member of Parliament Aspirant, Kenneth Sanga has said he is determined to develop the City to transform people’s lives. Sanga who is also DPP’s Regional Governor for the North, unveiled his determination Saturday during a rally he addressed at Mganthira in Mzuzu. He said Mzuzu being one of the fastest growing cities in the country; some of the amenities available do not meet the needs of the booming…

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Chiefs Warned Against Partisan Politics

By Taonga Nyirend, MANA Acting Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe of Rumphi has warned chiefs under his jurisdiction not to be involved in active politics by campaigning for specific political parties. Chief Chikulamayembe was speaking during electoral stakeholders meeting held at his headquarters at Bolero, which drew aspirants from various political parties, traditional leaders and police. He argued that campaigning for political candidate was a violation of chief’s code of conduct during elections. Ironically, the warning comes barely two weeks after…

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Chimulirenji Challenges DPP Critics

By Tionge Kasolota, MANA Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Presidential running mate, Everton Chimulirenji has challenged critics of the DPP and its leader President Prof. Peter Mutharika that he would go all the way to defend the presidency and government leadership until the critics are silenced. Speaking on Thursday during a political rally he held at Mbwadzulu in Mangochi’s Monkey Bay Constituency, he said no matter what the other contesting presidential candidates say, they will all be silenced through the…

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Chief Namkumba Praises Mutharika for Transforming Mangochi

Senior Chief Namkumba of Mangochi district on Thursday commended President Peter Mutharika’s administration for transforming the district. Namkumba was speaking during the campaign launch for Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) aspirant Member of Parliament for Mangochi Monkey-bay Constituency Ralph Pachalo Jooma at Mbwazulu Primary School Ground. He said People from Mangochi district are grateful with a number of ‘tangible’ development activities such as the construction of Mangochi road and Mlambe one stop centre. “Let me commend President Peter Mutharika…

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DPP boycott debate brings confusion in Chikwawa

Elijah Phompho, MEC Stringer The decision by the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to boycott the presidential and running mates debates last month has put its parliamentary aspirants and ward councillors in Chikwawa on a dilemma on whether to participate in the debates at the district level or not. The National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust in Chikwawa has this week  started conducting debates in all constituency in the district where it transpired that no DPP candidate showed…

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Chaos disrupts debate in Nsanje Central constituency

By Andrew Mukhuwa, MEC Stringer Uncontrollable Democratic Progessive Party (DPP) and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) supporters in Nsanje South Constituency led to postponement of National Iniitiative for Civic Eeducation (NICE) Trust organised debate on Tuesday at Mpasa Community Day Secondary School, after supporters from the two camps could not maintain order to conduct a peaceful debate. The supporters mainly for DPP’s Francis Kasaila and Kafandikhale Mandevana of(MCP failed to come to terms as they were drunk and kept rising…

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Islamic Commission for Justice, Freedom Endorse Mutharika

A prominent Islamic Organization, the Islamic Commission for Justice and Freedom has tipped Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika to win the May 21 elections. In a statement signed by its Chairperson Shaibu Abdul Rahman Ajassi, the commission states that Professor Mutharika will win due to the sound Manifesto which his party, the Democratic Progressive (DPP) has recently launched ahead of the May 21 elections. The statement says the Commission believes that President Mutharika and the DPP have clearly shown that…

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TB Joshua Denies Making Chilima Victory Prophecy

By Austin Kakande, MBC Online The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) Head, Prophet TB Joshua has denied claims that he issued any prophesy regarding Malawi’s next month elections. A published statement from Emmanuel TV Partner in Malawi, was directly reacting to circulations on Social media generated by UTM media team members which indicated that the Nigerian born seer had tilted the results of the polls in favour of Saulos Chilima. The statement said if there is any prophetic…

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Oxfam drums up support for Khembo in Neno South

By Enock Naphazi, MEC Stringer In a bid to drum up support for retention of all women who won 2014 parliamentary elections, Oxfam officials were in Neno South on Saturday to call upon people in the constituency to re-elect Mary Maulidi Khembo. Making the call at Zalewa trading center, Dr. Antony Malunga, who is Oxfam’s women rights programs manager, said looking at the development projects that Khembo has facilitated in the area it has helped her to build a strong…

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