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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APM: We are in power on the trust of the people; Let us serve the people well

By Duncan Mlanjira President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika says the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is in power on the trust of the people and therefore urged all leaders to serve the people well. “We are in power because people trust that we can develop this country. Let us develop this country,” APM said when he addressed the party at the Eastern Region fundraising function at Zomba State House in Saturday, 1st December. “Therefore, I ask you all to be…

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Mutharika Pledges Loans to People in Mangochi

Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika on Saturday told people in Mangochi to form groups to have access to soft loans. Mutharika made the pledge when he stopped briefly at Mangochi Boma on his way to Chikoko Bay from Zomba where he presided over a fundraising luncheon for the Eastern Region Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). The president arrived at the Boma at exactly 17:15 where he was welcomed by hundreds of people who were dancing and chanting, listing infrastructural developments…

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Mutharika Calls For Unity of Purpose

Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika has called for unity of purpose in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Mutharika made the call on Friday at Sanjika Palace grounds when addressing a mammoth crowd that welcomed him from Lilongwe, emphasizing the need for DPP followers to work together to win with a landslide in the 2019 elections. “The battle has started and we need to unite and fight for the party. We have one enemy and that is the opposition that…

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Mutharika Vows to Eradicate Poverty, Hails UDF For Championing Democracy

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika says the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government has a mission to end poverty, hunger and fight corruption. Speaking on Saturday at Zomba State Lodge during the 2018 DPP Eastern Region fundraising luncheon, Mutharika said Malawians voted the DPP into power on trust that the party would deliver on its mandate. “The MCP came to end colonialism, the UDF brought democracy while the DPP came with a duty and mission to develop Malawi,” he…

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Madame Mutharika Preaches Love, Unity Among Women

First Lady Madame Professor Gertrude Mutharika has urged women from different sectors of the society to work together and portray love to one another to excel in life and contribute positively to the country’s development. Mutharika made the call on Friday at Women’s Development Meeting held at Chisawani Primary School ground in Mpemba, Blantyre. “We want women from different political parties, religions, those working in government and the private sector to work in harmony and towards a common goal…

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