Mutharika pleads with World Bank to resume budgetary support

President Professor Peter Mutharika on Friday asked the World Bank to consider resumption of the budgetary support to Malawi to fasten the social economic development of the country. Mutharika made the appeal at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe where he held a serious meeting with a group of seven most top Directors of the Bank. The President said the country was facing numerous economic challenges and it was in desperate need of the donor support. Among other factors contributing to…

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WE WILL DELIVER OUR CAMPAIGN PROMISES-APM

President Peter Mutharika on Saturday presided over the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) fundraising dinner and dance with assurance to Malawians that the party is on course to deliver and surpass on the promises it made during the campaign in the run up to the May 2014, tripartite elections. Speaking at the maginificent Bingu International Conference Center (BICC) which is one of the many DPP previous projects, Mutharika said eight months into government, the DPP led administration has already…

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Malawi President Restricts Cabinet Ministers’ Travel

Malawi President Arthur Peter Mutharika has placed restrictions on both local and international travel for cabinet ministers and senior government officials. The goal is to save public funds strained by prevailing economic challenges, according to information minister Kondwani Nankhumwa. “After examining trips in a year,” said Nankhumwa. It is unclear how long the directive will…

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President Mutharika Launches Public Sector Reforms Agenda

The State President of Malawi, His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika officially launched the Public Service Reforms Agenda on Wednesday February 11th 2015 at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. The Malawi Public Service Reform Commission which was set up by President Mutharika in June 2014, is comprised of Professsor Peter Mwanza, Commissioner Mr. Thomson F. Mpinganjira, Commissioner Ms. Evelyn Mwapasa, Rev. Howard Matiya Nkhoma, Ms. Seodi V.R White, Mr. Bright S.M Mangulama and Mr. Krishna Savjani…

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Mutharika vows to fight crime

State President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has vowed to fight crime, including corruption in the country and has urged all arms of the government to join forces with the administration. The president was speaking on Tuesday in Blantyre, when he presided over the swearing of Justice Anthony Kamanga to the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal. He said the government can only win the war against crime, if all concerned arms work together. “In order for us to wage a…

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President Peter Mutharika to launch public service reforms program

President Prof Peter Mutharika will on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 launch the Public Service Reform Programme. According to press release made available to Malawi News Agency (Mana), Acting Presidential Press Secretary, Timpunza Mwansambo said the launch follows the President’s establishment of the Public Service Reform Commission in June 2014 in fulfilment of his campaign promise to chart the national direction to ensure successful change towards a dynamic, efficient and effective public service.   “During the launch President Mutharika will…

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Zambia-Malawi Trade to Be Strengthened

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has called for increased trade between Zambia and Malawi. Mr Lungu has also said that Zambia and Malawi have great tourism potential which both countries must explore as a joint venture. Speaking when he held bilateral talks with his Malawian counterpart Peter Mutharika at Hilton Hotel in Addis Ababa on Thursday afternoon, Mr Lungu said Zambia and Malawi could work together to boost trade. “Regionally, I would like to see how Zambia and Malawi can work…

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Mutharika back from AU, shares state of disaster with African leaders

President Prof Peter Mutharika held consultations with over 14 African Heads of State on Malawi’s state in regard to damages caused by floods. Mutharika disclosed this on Sunday afternoon at Kamuzu International Airport on his arrival from Addis Ababa where he attended 24th summit of the African Union. “The issue concerning our country’s state of affairs was brought up and I held meetings with over 14 heads of state on the same,” said the first citizen adding that the…

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President Mutharika makes maiden AU address: Says Malawi will not allow women victimisation

President Professor Peter Mutharika has said his Government will not allow women to be victimized in any way as far as he is President of Malawi. The Malawi leader said it is sad that some men in this civilized society still keep torturing women a thing he described as old fashioned and barbaric. The Malawi leader said this Friday January 30 when he delivered his maiden speech in the AU August House during the official Opening of the Summit…

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President Mutharika Launches the Chilembwe Highway

The President of the Republic of Malawi, His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has officially opened the Blantyre-Zomba road, christened the John Chilembwe Highway, at a ceremony that took place at Kachere Trading Center off Blantyre Zomba road on Friday, January 23, 2015. The construction of Chilembwe Highway was launched on 19th March 2012 by late President Professor Bingu wa Mutharika’s regime and completed in October, 2014 and was funded by Government of Malawi through the African Development Bank…

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