Road to 2019: Female Aspiring Councilors Optimistic in 2019 Elections

There is light at the end of the tunnel for aspiring women councilors in Mzimba District following the introduction of Women Empowerment for Leadership (WE4L) Project aimed at ensuring that more women are elected. Through the project, implemented by Tovwirane Organisation, the women are being drilled in communication and other skills to foster their competence to campaign effectively and win during the election. Speaking on the sidelines of one of the meetings Monday, a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) aspiring…

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Road to 2019: Mighty DPP Eyes Nkhotakota Central Constituency

The Democratic People’s Party (DPP) says it will do anything possible to claim the Nkhotakota Central Constituency in 2019, saying the current Member of Parliament for the area has done nothing for the people. DPP’s General Secretary, Grezelder Jeffrey, speaking at a rally in Nkhotakota on Sunday at Mpondagaga Primary School Ground, said the incumbent MP for the area has failed to initiate meaningful development projects which people can benefit from. She said it was for this reason that…

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Mutharika Promises Malawians of Sustained Development Activities

President Professor Peter Mutharika has promised people in the country that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-led government would continue to implement various programs aimed at improving their living standards. Making the promise on Wednesday during a whistle stop tour from Mangochi to Blantyre, Mutharika said government would continue working towards implementing development programs which have a direct bearing on the lives of ordinary Malawians. The Malawian leader said some of the initiatives would include infrastructural projects which would not…

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Mutharika Pledges to Construct Mangochi – Makanjira Road

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Wednesday pledged that his government would construct the Mangochi – Makanjira Road all the way to Namwera Turn – Off to Lake Malawi past Mpilipili Trading Centre, among other major developments earmarked for the lakeshore district. Mutharika made the disclosure when he made whistle-stops on his way from Chikoko Bay State Lodge in Monkey Bay, Mangochi to Blantyre at the end of his Christmas and New Year Holiday. The President stopped over at…

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Foreign Direct Investments Vital Catalyst for Country’s Development-Mutharika

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has said foreign direct investments is a vital catalyst for the country’s development. Speaking on Tuesday during the ground breaking ceremony for the Sogecoa Business Park site at Chichiri in Blantyre, Mutharika said foreign direct investments, particularly from the Chinese Government have proved to be crucial to the country’s development. Mutharika observed that the Sogecoa facility was a symbol of progress for Blantyre City Council whose growth had stagnated. He said the city would…

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LL City Mayor Bikoko Speaks on Defection; ‘Leaders Must Be Bold to Make Toughest Decisions’

  Q. What does your dumping of MCP and joining DPP mean, or how will that benefit Malawians? A. I am development conscious and I had to make strategic decision in terms of development for the City of Lilongwe. Leaders must be visionary and bold to make the toughest decisions to get the results they want.  With joint developmental efforts between Lilongwe City Council and Malawi Government we can get much more done. Q. You gave a 10-point development…

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Road to 2019: Political Parties Urged to Open Space for Women

As the country gears up for 2019 tripartite elections, a women’s rights group-Women Legal Resource Centre (WOLREC) has urged political parties to create space for women in the ranks and file of their party structures. The sentiments were made during orientation of women aspiring candidates for 2019 elections drawn from five political parties in Zomba. The meeting was organized under the WOLREC’s Women Empowerment for Leadership Project in Zomba. Speaking an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA), the project’s…

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Lilongwe City Mayor Bikoko Joins DPP After Dumping MCP

Lilongwe City mayor, Dr Desmond Bikoko, Fahad Assan and members from the Democratic People’s Congress (DEPECO) led by Secretary General, Smolet Kachere, have joined the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Speaking after joining the DPP in a colorful ceremony that was held at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lilongwe on Sunday, all members clarified that no-one has coaxed or bought them. Bikoko said, “I have joined the DPP on my own volition. I want to help the party to win…

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Blue League Drills Youth In Business Management Skills
Some of the participants at the Business Talk in a group discussion

Blue League, a youth-wing of the governing Democratic Progress Party (DPP) has embarked on a national wide project that aims at equipping youth with business management skills. Dubbed Business Talk, the project is being piloted on a regional level before it is taken to all districts and constituencies in the country. Speaking at the launch of the sessions in Blantyre on Saturday, Blue League’s National Vice Chairperson, Dumisani Lindani said the project is in line with DPP’s manifesto which…

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