District Peace Committees: Solution to Election-Related Conflict?

Post multiparty elections in Kasungu saw the district become one of worst in as far as political violence is concerned. Political party supporters could square up against each other as campaign leading to 2004 general elections intensified. Tinkhani Gadama, a National Executive Member of Alliance for Democracy (AFORD), then a United Democratic Front (UDF) member, gives testimony of how the situation was. “What used to happen was that politicians were usually above the law and always perpetrated violence. After…

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Govt to Create 17,000 Jobs for the Youth- Minister

The Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development said it will generate jobs for the Malawian youth in the Jobs for Youth (J4Y) project by July 1, 2018 in a bid to reduce poverty levels among the youths. This was disclosed Friday at the Ministry’s headquarters during a press briefing held to brief journalists on the Job for Youth Project, a Government initiative focusing on youth empowerment by creating jobs with financial support from the African Development Bank…

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Mighty DPP Believes in Diverse Views- Dausi

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) says it is committed to promoting democracy by allowing people in the party to express their views on matters to do with the running of the party. The Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi who is also government spokesperson said this Thursday during a press briefing at the DPP’s Headquarters in Lilongwe as he made clarification on the sentiments made by former First Lady, Madame Callista Mutharika who recently openly declared her…

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Operation Landslide: DPP Women Behind APMs’ Candidature

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) women Thursday said President Peter Mutharika is a capable and a legitimate candidate for the DPP for the coming 2019 tripartite elections. This follows recent statements by former first Lady, Callista Mutharika claiming the incumbent president is over aged and not fit to lead the DPP in the coming elections and should pave way for his Vice Dr Saulos Chilima to head the party. DPP Deputy Publicity Secretary, Zeria Chakale during a press conference held…

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Operation Landslide : Mutharika Fit to Contest in 2019 Presidential Polls

President Peter Mutharika is healthy and fit to contest in the 2019 Tripartite Elections as presidential candidate for the governing Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). The State House said this in reaction to former first lady Callista Mutharika’s sentiments that her in-law, Peter Mutharika, in his 80s, is old and that the DPP should put Vice-President Saulos Chilima as its torch-bearer. Presidential press officer and spokesperson Mgeme Kalilani yesterday said the State House was not sure about the context…

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Msaka Hands Over Desks to Pirimiti Boys Primary School in Zomba

Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Bright Msaka on Thursday handed over 90 desks to Pirimiti Boys Primary School in Zomba where 877 learners will no longer have to sit on the floor. He presented the desks just three days after Member of Parliament for Zomba Likangala, Peter Bvalani asked government to consider providing the school with desks during a rally President Peter Mutharika addressed on Easter Monday in the area. The Minister said it is the obligation of…

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Govt Determined to Develop the country- Mutharika

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika said on Monday that his government remains committed to uplifting people’s living conditions through provision of various development projects. Addressing a developmental rally at Pirimiti Boys Primary School ground in Traditional Authority Mwambo in Zomba, President Mutharika highlighted a number of development projects his government intends to implement. “We have lined up a number of development activities in the transport, education and health sectors as well as other social protection programmes,” Mutharika said. The…

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Mighty DPP in Operation Landslide

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has reiterated that his government will continue with its development agenda ahead of the 2019 tripartite elections.  Speaking at Pirimiti Boys Primary School ground in the area of Traditional Authority Mwambo in Zomba, President Mutharika said the visible development projects that his government has achieved are a manifestation of how the government puts the interest of people at heart. President Mutharika said the development projects that the government has and will continue to implement…

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Deputy Speaker Mcheka Chilenje Joins Mighty DPP

First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, who is also Nsanje North Parliamentarian Esther Mcheka Chilenje, has joined Mighty  Democratic Progressive Party(DPP). Chilenje told Local Media on Tuesday that she has joined the party after consulting his constituents. She said she has joined DPP because it has played a crucial role in developing her constituency. Chilenje who won the parliamentary seat after standing as an Independent candidate in the 2014 elections  also revealed that she will contest as a DPP candidate…

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Mchacha Calls for Unity in Mighty DPP

Regional Governor for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the southern region, Charles Mchacha on Wednesday called upon members of the party in Phalombe to be united in order for the party to withstand opposition attempts to take over government in 2019. Mchacha was speaking during a political rally held at Phalombe Secondary School Ground where among other things the party welcomed over 400 former members of several political parties who joined the DPP. Addressing a crowd that attended…

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