MCP’s Dzoole Mwale goes to court over primary elections he claims he is legitimate winner

By John Saukira Veteran Parliamentarian Vitus Gomamtunda Dzoole Mwale has decided to go to court and asked to be granted an interlocutory order restraining main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) from declaring Liana Kakhobwe Chapota as legitimate winner of September 29 primary elections for Lilongwe Msozi South Constituency. The order was applied pursuant to order 10 rule 27 of 2017 courts procedures further play to Lilongwe High Court never to recognise Kakhobwe as a shadow MP to represent the…

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Opposition MPs walk out of Parliament in protest against stopping Interest Rate Capping Bill

By John Saukira & Duncan Mlanjira Members of the opposition from Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and People’s Party (PP) on Thursday walked out of the august House in protest over suspected tactics by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) aimed at stopping MCP MP for Dowa West Alexander Kusamba Dzonzi from moving the Interest Rate Capping Bill. The Bill targets setting up a ceiling of interest rates charged by banks to a maximum of 5% above the Policy Rate set…

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Bisnowaty not to contest in DPP primaries for Lilongwe City Centre constituency

By Duncan Mlanjira Incumbent MP David Bisnowaty for Lilongwe City Centre constituency voted in as an independent four years ago but later joined the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has announced that he will not contest in the party’s primary elections. In a very brief letter to the DPP’s Regional Governor Binton Kuntsaila on Wednesday, December 12, Bisnowaty said: “This is to inform your office that I will not contest for the forthcoming DPP primaries in the Lilongwe City Centre…

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Chilima Angers Neno Residents

People who gathered at Neno community stadium and Ligowe trading center waiting to hear from UTM Party rally  on Friday waited in vain after Party’s President  Saulos Chilima failed to show up at the sites. According to the party’s program on Friday, Chilima was supposed to conduct a whistle-stop at Kachere,Ligowe, Zalewa and and a slight rally at Neno boma before conducting main rally at Mwanza Community ground. Some of the people who were waiting to hear from Chilima…

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Social Media Users Mock Chilima’s Assassination Claims

Malawi Social Media users have reacted to Vice President, who is also leader of opposition UTM Party  Saulos Chilima claims that government is plotting to finish him off  before the much awaited May 2019 Tripartite Elections. Addressing a handful cloud  in Mwanza district on Friday, Chilima alleged that he has information that some people have been assigned to eliminate him through the barrel of the gun, food poison or staged motor accident. In a rather dismissive manner, Dr. Chilima…

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National elections campaigners Youth Decide 2019 courts university students

By Muloyi Magenge  The grouping running a national elections campaign, code-named Youth Decide 2019 to drive up the youths to be active participatants ahead of 2019 Tripartite elections, met students of Malawi Assemblies of God University (MAGU) on Thursday evening to sell them the grouping’s agenda.  The team, which is also developing a youth manifesto to inform young people’s decisions ahead of the forthcoming polls, wanted the students input into the manifesto. The youth manifesto will act as a…

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DPP North Governor Sanga For Mzuzu City MP Seat

Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Regional Governor for  the North, Kenneth Sanga has disclosed that  he plans to contest for the Mzuzu City Member of Parliament Seat in the forthcoming DPP primary elections which are centralized. Sanga  was speaking in an interview with Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) stringer on Wednesday saying was approached by  constituents members to represent them. “ My candidature to contest in Mzuzu is demand-driven. I have been approached by the Committees in the  City, having…

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Chiefs intervene from giving Chakwera, Chilima podium to deliver eulogies for late Themba la Mathemba Chikulamayembe

When it became apparent that presence of Vice-president and leader of the Transformation Movement (UTM) Saulos Chilima, MCP Lazarus Chakwera, UDF’s Atupele Muluzi, Aford president Enoch Chihana and other opposition party officials was not going to be recognised, Livingstonia Synod of the CCAP tried to squeeze them in but to the wrath of the government and other chiefs from the area. According to protocol, the State President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika was supposed to deliver the last eulogy and…

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Friends of APM for enhanced party visibility through distribution of party materials

By John Saukira Friends of Arthur Peter Mutharika – a grouping of DPP loyalists which has embarked on a countrywide campaign called ‘Mzimayi Atchene Chitenje cha DPP, in the distribution of party regalia to women and youths — says this is one way of enhancing the party’s visibility. So far the grouping has distributed party materials in Ntcheu and Balaka and according to the group’s spokesperson and coordinator, Russell Golden, DPP’s popularity continues to grow and the demand for…

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Mchinji farmers focus on dairy farming as alternative to tobacco

By Muloyi Magenge Over 200 Malawian smallholder tobacco farmers from Traditional Authority (T/A) Simphasi in Mchinji District have turned their attention to dairy farming as an alternative to tobacco which is gradually losing its economic value in the country due to, among others, an increasing worldwide anti-smoking lobby. Tobacco has been Malawi’s main cash crop and forex earner for many years but the continuing reduction of volume and price of the country’s ‘green gold’ are worrying farmers and stakeholders,…

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