Former Agriculture Minister Chaponda Acquitted

The High Court in Zomba has found former Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Dr, George Chaponda with no case to answer on all counts. Chaponda was answering three charges which include giving false information to the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB), influencing a public officer to misuse his position and possession of foreign currency. Summary of judgement points: On Chaponda’s count of giving false information to the ACB: Ruling – no case to answer On Chaponda’s count of…

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Over 1.5 Million People to Benefit from Social Cash Transfer Program

At least 1.5 million people in the country are expected to benefit from Social Cash Transfer Program (SCTP) this year, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social welfare has disclosed. SCTP is a Programme that targets 10 per cent of households that are ultra-poor and labour constrained. The beneficiaries are selected once every four years. In an interview with Malawi News Agency on Thursday, the  Ministry Public Relations Officer, Lucy Bandazi  said  the ministry has scaled up the coverage of…

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Mayors Urged to Join Hands for Sustainable Global Development

Mayors from different countries have been urged to work in collaboration in order to achieve sustainable global development for the agenda 2030. The country’s Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa, made the call on Wednesday during the opening ceremony of a three-day international mayors’ meeting dubbed ‘Lilongwe International Mayors Forum’ which was held at Bingu Wa Mutharika International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. He said the urbanization rate across the world is increasing which is hindering…

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UN Women in ‘He for She’ Campaign

United Nations (UN) Women have called on men to be in forefront supporting women to be elected in different leadership positions in society, as a way of empowering them and enhancing their participation in politics. The UN Women said issues of women empowerment have been on the ground for some time now and thought of engaging men to fight for and support women who are aspiring for various political and any other decision-making positions in their community. Taking on…

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Facebook to Invest in ICT Infrastructure in Malawi

Facebook has expressed commitment to improving Malawi Government capabilities in information and communication technology (ICT) through investment as well as addressing social media abuse. The commitment was registered in Blantyre during a one day meeting which Facebook, Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA), Ministry of Information and Fiscal Police held on Wednesday to find a common ground on how to limit the abuse of the social media. Briefing the media after the meeting, Facebook Africa Public Policy Manager for Access…

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Come Out in the Open For the Presidency – DPP

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has challenged people seeking to run for the party’s presidency in the 2019 General Elections to come out in the open and tender their candidature. DPP Secretary General, Grezelder Jeffery made the challenge Wednesday at Golden Peacock Hotel during a press briefing in response to a question that reflected on DPP’s division regarding the presidential candidate they woudl field during the 2019 polls. She said the party believes that if there is anyone wishing…

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Strike Balance Between Bank Services, Charges – Chilima

Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima has urged commercial banks in the country to strike a balance between provision of better banking services and bank service charges. He was speaking when he officially launched the NBS Private Banking at the Presidential Villas in Lilongwe on Wednesday, which will be a service point for high net-worth customers for the bank. “While it is appreciated that the cost of providing banking facilities and infrastructure in a populated country such as ours can…

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Don’t Change a Winning Team – Uladi Mussa

Member of Parliament for Salima South, Uladi Mussa, said Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), should not change a winning team for the forthcoming 2019 Tripartite General Elections. He said this Wednesday during a DPP Members of Parliament (MPs) press briefing at Golden Peacock, in Lilongwe where they issued a communique endorsing the candidature of President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika for the party in the 2019 elections. Mussa said DPP had Mutharika while in opposition in 2014 but managed to win…

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Just In: Mighty DPP MPs Endorses Mutharika’s 2019 Presidential Candidature

Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) back benchers have endorsed President Professor Peter Mutharika as the candidate for 2019 elections this fully aware the Party will hold a convention saying this is just an expression of their thoughts. Notable at the presser are cabinet Ministers Francis Kasaila, Jean Kalilani, Anna Kachikho and Joseph Mwanamvekha. Also present is DPP Secretary General  Jeffrey, Uladi Mussa, Felton Mulli and Deputy Speaker Esther Mcheka among others.  

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MAREP 8 Lights up Gawanani Traditing Centre in Machinga

Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Aggrey Masi on Saturday switched on Msosa Power Line to mark the official lighting of Gawanani Trading Centre in Traditional Authority Nkula in Machinga. Msosa Power Line has been installed under Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (MAREP) Phrase 8 whose aim is to transform the country’s economy and reduce poverty by increasing access to electricity to rural and peri-urban communities. Speaking at the switching-on ceremony of the power line held at Gawanani Health…

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