Uladi Brands UTM ‘Briefcase’ Party

Newly elected Central Region Vice President for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Uladi Mussa says the party is not jittery with United Transformation Movement (UTM), saying the movement is a novice in politics and not mature enough to pull a surprise in 2019 tripartite polls. Mussa says DPP will win the polls resoundingly, followed by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and People’s Party (PP) on second and third positions respectively. He said UTM will be a distant fourth. Mussa…

Read More

MEC Dispel Rumours of Reopening Registration Centres

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has hinted that it will not re-open registration centres in Blantyre as a result of low voter turnout compared to 2018 projections. MEC Chairperson, Dr. Jane Ansah clarified this Monday during a media briefing in Lilongwe when she outlined on the progress of current voter registration exercise She said thatit is not that true that during the National Elections Consultative Forum (NECOF) held on August 31, 2018 in Blantyre various stakeholders agreed to reopen the…

Read More

Mutharika Calls for Party Discipline

President Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika has called upon Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials and members to be disciplined by being the first people to respect the laws of the country by exercising fiscal discipline in handling party finances. Mutharika made the call at Kamuzu Palace on Friday at a DPP national fundraising dinner dubbed the Blue Night. He urged the party to desist from abusing the party’s property but rather own it by taking care of its property. “I…

Read More

Mutharika’s Development Ambition Manifested In The Constriction Of Liwonde Bridge

President Peter Mutharika says the construction of state-of-the-art Liwonde Bridge is a manifestation of his government commitment to improve the road network in the country. Mutharika said this on Friday at both Liwonde Bridge and Mangochi turn off during a whistle stop tour from Blantyre to Mangochi. “This bridge is one of the many projects my government is doing. We are also constructing secondary schools, technical colleges and roads,” he said. The president urged the people to go and…

Read More

DPP Government For Continued Development-Mutharika

President Peter Mutharika has assured people of Zomba of continued development that will promote peoples livelihoods in the district. The state president made the assurance on Friday at the heart of Zomba City on his way to Lilongwe from Blantyre via Mangochi. Upon hearing of the President’s plans to pass through the country’s old capital city, a large crowd of Malawians waited for him at Peoples Shop in the city where they drummed support for the ruling Democratic Progressive…

Read More

Lilongwe Police, City Council Caught Pants Down

Lilongwe City Council in conjunction with Malawi Police during the week embarked on a campaign to apprehend people who urinate in undesignated places in the city. However, the exercise has been marred by reports that the officers from both institutions have seized the opportunity by cashing in from the exercise. One of the apprehended persons, who did not want to be named, told Malawi News Agency (MANA) Wednesday that while the exercise was good, it was sad that the…

Read More

NSO Impressed With Census Progress

The National Statistics Office (NSO) says it is impressed with the progress made in the ongoing Population and Housing Census (PHC) exercise and has since described it as very promising. NSO Spokesperson, Kingsley Manda said among others, the enumerators are tirelessly working hard and that, if all goes well, the exercise should be completed before the deadline of September 23, 2018. “We are in the second week of the exercise, but you may wish to know that we are…

Read More

Lozani Zanu: Chileka Dual-Carriage Road Registers Good Progress

Construction works for the 16 Km dual carriage road from Clock Tower in Blantyre Central District to Chileka Airport is at an advanced stage and Blantyre city council (BCC) has expressed satisfaction over the work done so far. President Arthur Peter Mutharika commissioned the project on 10th February, 2018. The actual construction works of the first phase started in February and is expected to be completed early next year. Speaking Thursday in a telephone interview, BCC Public Relations Manager,…

Read More

Road to 2019: Chiefs Aiding Foreigners to Register

Foreigners especially from Mozambique are said to be taking advantage of the ongoing voter registration in Mulanje to acquire the Malawian National Identification (ID) card. This has been observed especially in Mulanje South East constituency which borders Mozambique. It is alleged that some chiefs in the bordering areas are aiding Mozambicans to access the ID card by issuing them letters at a fee to present at registration centers. Assistant District Registrar for the National Registration Bureau, Winston Kalambo confirmed…

Read More

Catholic Bishops Rebuffs Chilima

Catholics bishops in Malawi have reiterated their stand that they will not support or endorse any particular politician or political party for the forthcoming elections next year. The bishops have made their stand in a statement released Thursday by the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). They said they released the statement after reflecting on some developments taking place in the country in the run up to the 2019 tripartite elections. “Just as we stated in our June, 2018 statement,…

Read More