Ghambi Joins UTM, Mighty DPP Not Shaken

Former Education Minister in the Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government Vincent Ghambi has dumped the ruling party for the newly launched United Transformation Movement (UTM). Ghambi who is Member of Parliament for Karonga North Constituency confirmed the move during a political rally held in Karonga saying: “I have joined UTM out of my own conscience,” DPPs publicity secretary Nicholas Dausi, said as a party they are not shaken in any other way by Ghambis defection to the…

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Shadow Of Brutality Still Haunting Machinga

The missing and eventual death of Mc Donald Masambuka, a young man with albinism, remains a gloomy and troubling thought to people in Machinga, a district in the eastern part of Malawi. In May this year, the 22-year-old man went missing from his home in Makawa in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mkowola in Machinga. His body was found several weeks later in a shallow grave at Chikweu with both legs cut off, a development that plunged the Masambuka family into…

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CSOs Against UTM’s Sponsored Anti-Mutharika Demos

Some Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Mzuzu City say they are not in support of fellow CSOs’ plan to hold nationwide demonstrations slated for September 7, 2018 (sponsored by United Transformation Movement-UTM)  arguing the demos may fuel political violence. The two CSOs, Christian Justice International (CJI) and Power of Peace Network, said this Monday during a Media briefing at Mimosa Court Hotel in Mzuzu that the demonstrations are ill-timed. CJI’s President, Amos Chuma said much as they agree that…

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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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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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