Lucius Banda Commits Political Suicide

Member of Parliament  for Balaka North constituency, Lucius Banda  has  committed ‘political suicide’ after  declaring  interest to contest under United Transformation Movement (UTM) ticket in the forth coming  2019 parliamentary elections. Speaking in an interview Banda who became parliamentarian for Balaka North under the United Democratic Front (UDF) ticket in 2014 said he is set for the 2019 elections but now under UTM  where he argued UDF has lost the support it had from his followers. “At first my…

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Ndirande Anglican Voices Registers to Vote

Ndirande Anglican Voices on Friday set an example to residents of the populous township by registering in the voters roll for the forthcoming Tripartite Elections scheduled for May 21, 2018. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) in Blantyre, Director of Music for Ndirande Anglican Voices, Dennis Kalimbe said the team decided to register for the forthcoming elections to set the pace for fellow youths in the country. “As Ndirande Anglican Voices we are role models for the…

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Mussa Denies Dumping DPP

Former Cabinet minister and a member of the ruling Democratic Progressive party (DPP) Yunus Mussa has refuted claims that he has joined the newly-formed United Transformation Movement (UTM). Last week reports circulated on the social media suggesting that the former Zomba Central legislator had dumped the blue camp and that he was tipped to become UTM’s president for the eastern region. But addressing a political rally at Matiya Primary School ground in Zomba, Mussa rubbished that claims insisting he…

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Mutharika Leaves for China, Hands Over Power to Nankhumwa

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa continues to consolidate his place in politics as President Peter Mutharika has entrusted him with the responsibility of managing the affairs of the state in his absence. President Mutharika officially handed over power to Nankhumwa at Kamuzu International Airport on Monday afternoon as he departed for China. Nankhumwa, 40, is Mulanje Central Member of Parliament. He is also Democratic Progressive  Party (DPP) Southern Region Vice President and Leader of the…

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NSO Clears Mist Over Enumerator’s Recruitment Irregularities

Friends of Machinga Trust Friday forced the National Statistical Office (NSO) to carry out a verification exercise on the recruitment of enumerators which it claimed was characterized by corrupt practices and recruitment of people outside the district. Friends of Machinga Trust wrote the NSO expressing dissatisfaction with the recruitment that took place recently in the district alleging that the census body also registered public servants. In a letter signed by the trust’s Chair, Grey Mphiti, it asked the NSO…

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Concrete Bridges to Transform Rural Areas

Government has embarked on phase III of replacing rural makeshift bridges with concrete bridges as one of improving road networks and accessibility in transforming rural areas. Speaking Thursday during the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of Kambi bridge and four others in Nkhatabay, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango said the K1.8 billion initiative aims at constructing 27 concrete bridges and reshaping rural earth roads across the country. “We want to take development to rural people…

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No Party Colours at Umhlangano , No Need to Invite Chilima

The Organizing Committee for 2018 Umhlangano wa Maseko Ngoni celebrations slated for September 1, 2018 says the grouping will not entertain anyone putting on party colours to be part of the celebrations. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) Sunday in Ntcheu, Chairperson of the Committee, Senior Chief Makwangwala said despite the fact that the event would have political party leaders in attendance, the committee would like to have a happy and colorful. “We have of course, invited…

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Noble Gesture! Transport Minister Jappie Mhango Donates His Salary Towards School Block Construction

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Treasurer General, Jappie Mhango Thursday pledged to donate his August salary towards construction of a school block at Kambuyi Full Primary School in Nkhatabay District. Mhango who is also Minister of Transport and Public Works made the pledge after Group Village Head (GVH) Kamoza of Nkhatabay had asked government to consider constructing a school block replacing a makeshift structure which is constructed with timber. GVH Kamoza made the request during a political rally which was…

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Operation Landslide: Nankhumwa to Hold ‘Mother of All Rallies’ in Blantyre

After weeks of settling into a new job as DPP Vice President for Southern Region, Honorable Kondwani Nankhumwa is on his first public rally this Sunday. Place: Bangwe Township Time: 12 pm It is that the Blue Submarine is on the roll. And opposition parties that have been fancying their chances in the South better seek shelter. After all, there has never been anything to shake the DPP anywhere across this nation. The solidity of the party in the…

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Youth Warned Against Political Violence

Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila has appealed to youth in the country to never get involved in political violence but concentrate on building their future. The Minister made the remarks Thursday at Bangwe Youth Centre in Blantyre during the commemoration of International Youth Day. Kasaila said the country would be going to polls next year and chances were high that many political parties would use them to spark violence’s and in the end halt…

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