Ruling DPP Says will triumph in by-elections

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has expressed optimism that it is going to triumph in the forthcoming bye-elections. This was disclosed by DPP Secretary General Greselder Jeffrey when she toured Area 23 in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe. According to Jeffrey, based on people’s turnout during the meetings she has had in Lilongwe, the ruling DPP will smash other political parties during the by-elections. After postponing the by-elections that were scheduled to take place on 6 June 2017, Malawi Electoral…

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Mia’s joining of MCP: game changer in Malawi politics

A political scientist in the country has described Sidik Mia’s move to the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) as an advantage for the party in the run up to the 2019 elections. Speaking in an interview with Malawi24, the political scientist Wonderful Mkhutche said the MCP will benefit more from Mia’s decision to join the party. He also hailed the MCP saying by roping in Mia the party has portrayed democratic maturity. “MCP has rebranded itself into a party that…

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Former Cabinet Minister Rejoins MCP

He lost a parliamentary seat for Kasungu central constituency under People’s Party (PP) and that distanced the then cabinet minister Ken Kandodo from active politics but now he is set to resume the political journey in opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP). Speaking at Mthuthama ground in Kasungu district on Wednesday, Kandodo said his return to MCP is to help the party in its preparations ahead of 2019 general elections in Malawi. Malawi Congress Party The former cabinet minister disclosed…

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Chakwera Obtains Injunction against Early Convention

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has obtained an injunction stopping secretary general for the party Gustav Kaliwo from organising an emergency MCP convention. According to a court order which the local media has seen, the court has said Kaliwo and his group should stop all preparations for the convention. Kaliwo announced last month that half of MCP’s district committees from across the country agreed that the party should hold a convention. MCP however argued that its National…

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PAC Deliberations Expose Regime Change Plans

BLANTYRE, MALAWI – Plans for regime change within the quasi-religious body Public Affairs Committee (PAC) have been confirmed through defiant calls by PAC Delegates to bring down President Peter Mutharika’s government at the sixth 5+1 All Inclusive Stakeholders Conference in Blantyre. Responding to Dr Garton Kamchedzera’s presentation on Governance on Wednesday, Vincent Wandale, the self-acclaimed leader of People’s Land Organisation (PLO) and Mr Billy Mayaya, a renowned human rights activist moved a motion for the resignation of government. But…

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World Bank Resumes Budget Support to Malawi

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved an $80 million credit to the Malawi Government for general budget support. This is the first budget support financing approved by the World Bank for Malawi in four years. The budget support operation, fully referred to as the Agricultural Support and Fiscal Management Development Policy Operation (DPO), is the first of a proposed series of two operations. It aims to improve incentives for private sector participation in agricultural markets and…

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Fallen UIP Leader Hellen Singh to be cremated tomorrow

The body of president of United Independence Party (UIP) Hellen Singh will be cremated at Sikh Temple on Tuesday in the commercial city of Blantyre. According to family member Asante Masantche, the body of Singh will be collected at College of Medicine (CoM) mortuary and taken to COMESA Hall in Blantyre where a vigil and prayers shall take place before her cremation in Limbe Sikh Temple. Malawi government has since described Singh’s demise as a great loss to the…

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DPP growing stronger – Jeffrey

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party DPP has expressed optimism of attaining a landslide victory in any political election including that of the 2019 tripartite elections. The party’s Secretary General Grizeder Jeffrey made the assurance during a developmental meeting at Chankholombe in Karonga South Constituency. During the meeting the DPP Secretary General was not surprised to note a large number of supporters behind the party. “I am impressed with the reception but we will continue selling the party until every…

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MCP members want a convention now, unhappy with Chakwera’s Leadership style

Women belonging to opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) have reiterated calls for the party to organise a convention arguing that the current leadership of Lazarus Chakwera is unbearable. Speaking to members of the press in Lilongwe on Monday, the women demanded that MCP must have a convention to usher in new leadership that can bring back the glory it had in the past. Blantyre Women League Treasure Chrissy Misomali said Chakwera should resign if he fails to meet the…

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