Joyce Banda Returns From Self-Imposed Exile

Malawi’s former president who is also the  founder of the opposition People’s Party(PP) Joyce Banda will arrive home this week after four years of self-imposed exile. Banda’s mouth-piece Andekuche David Chanthunya confirmed the development in a statement issued on Monday 23rd April, 2018. He said Banda will arrive in Malawi on Saturday, 28th of April through Chileka International Airport in Blantyre. Last year police issued an arrest warrant for Banda in connection with the country’s “Cashgate” corruption scandal, which…

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Mutharika Launches National Security Policy

Malawi President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Tuesday launched a National Security Policy (NSP) that is expected to coordinate and integrate activities of all national security organs in response to emerging security challenges. Speaking during the launching ceremony held at Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe, President Mutharika said that progress and prosperity for any nation works best if there is peace and security and that the new policy should help to facilitate such a process. “There is no…

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Malawi Recovering from Joyce Banda’s Cashgate, Says Mutharika

Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika says Malawi is slowly recovering from Cashgate disaster which was caused by People’s Party Administration which was under President Joyce Banda. In his New Year Message President Mutharika said the country lost donor confidence as the results of the massive plundering of the public funds by the Joyce Banda’s administration. “Remember that soon after Bingu’s death in 2012, our currency devalued with over 190 per cent. By February 2013, inflation rose to 37.9 per…

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Malawi ‘Cashgate’ Sentence Gets Mixed Reaction

In Malawi, the corruption scandal known as “Cashgate” shocked the nation when it broke in 2013. Government officials were accused of stealing millions of dollars in public funds through fraudulent contracts. A Malawian court has just sentenced the prime suspect to 11 years. Several others are serving jail sentences of three to seven years. But many Malawians say they wanted to see even harsher penalties. Former ruling party official Oswald Lutepo heads to jail for 11 years on charges of…

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Cashgate: ACB arrests former Accountant General

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested David Kandoje the then Accountant General for being suspected of authorizing payment of two cheques amounting to MK 500 million payable to Staddal Building Contractors without appropriate supporting documents. According to the press statement made available to Malawi News Agency (Mana), the Anti-Corruption Bureau on 12th September, 2013 received a complaint alleging that Government officers at Capital Hill in Lilongwe  were making illegal entries in the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS). Reads…

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Court information on Cashgate cases stolen

A high court reporter in Lilongwe says she has been robbed of recorders and other court documents containing various cases. The thieves have made away with two recorders that contain court information on Cashgate cases and also the ongoing Paul Mphwiyo attempted-murder case. The robbery is said to have occurred Tuesday mid-day at the Crossroads Complex where her vehicle was forced open. She has since reported the matter to Lilongwe police station.

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