Strike Balance Between Bank Services, Charges – Chilima

Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima has urged commercial banks in the country to strike a balance between provision of better banking services and bank service charges. He was speaking when he officially launched the NBS Private Banking at the Presidential Villas in Lilongwe on Wednesday, which will be a service point for high net-worth customers for the bank. “While it is appreciated that the cost of providing banking facilities and infrastructure in a populated country such as ours can…

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Veep Chilima Proposes Public Buildings Examination to Avert Fire

Vice President, Dr. Saulos Chilima has called for examination of all public buildings that accommodates people in large numbers to ensure that their electrical systems do not expose the infrastructure to fire accidents. He said this on Thursday in Mangochi, where he visited and donated assorted items to   Mangochi District Hospital which was gutted by fire on April 15, 2018. The Vice President stressed on the need for all public buildings to have all the necessary equipments like fire…

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Floods Kill Three in Karonga

Latest reports on the ongoing assessments of Karonga floods indicate that three people have been killed and that 818 households have been affected. The reports further state that three children sustained various degree of injuries as a result of collapsed houses but received timely medical attention and are back on their feet. The presidency has since condoled the bereaved families and has promised the affected households that government will employ all measures to ensure that they…

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Vice President Chilima to Hold Public Lecture at Chanco

Malawi Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima will on Tuesday this week give a public lecture in the Great Hall at Chancellor College in Zomba. The public lecture is titled “Addressing moral decadence: towards an effective compliance and ethics programme.” Chancellor College Registrar, Mary Wasili told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the public lecture is open to both students and the public at large. Wasili said the public lecture was expected to start in the afternoon, adding that all was…

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Former Speaker Mpasu Walks Last Mile

The body of former Speaker of Parliament and former parliamentarian for Ntcheu Central Sam Mpasu was laid to rest Sunday February 18, 2018, at his home village Khuzi, in the area of Traditional Authority Kwataine in Ntcheu. Mpasu, who died on Monday February 12, 2018 at his house in Mudi, Blantyre, was accorded a full military honour funeral service by government in recognition of the great role he played in the development of the country. Delivering a message of…

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Veep Chilima Blasts Engineers for Substandard Dyke Construction Works

The country’s Vice President, Saulos Chilima on Tuesday blasted Shire River Basin Management Programme BRL Engineers for constructing a substandard K290 million dyke which would not protect the people as intended. Chilima, who visited the 823 metre dyke constructed along the Nkhande River in the area of Senior Chief Tengani in the district (Nsanje), expressed dissatisfaction with the way the dyke had been constructed, saying it would not protect the communities. The aim of government putting up the dyke…

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Veep Chilima Visits Disaster Victims in Mzuzu

The country’s Vice-President, Dr Saulos Chilima on Thursday called for collaborated efforts among stakeholders in preventing disasters and reducing their effects among affected communities. Chilima made the call Thursday in Mzuzu after visiting some of the victims whose property were destroyed by stormy rains in Kaning’ina, Katawa and Zolozolo residential areas. The Vice-President observed that there are some disasters that have occurred across the country which he said could have been prevented if relevant stakeholders did what was supposed…

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Five Years Later: BCC Vacates Encroachers Injunction

Blantyre City Council (BCC) has vacated a court injunction obtained by city residents who encroached on Sochi, Chilobwe and Chimwankhuntha forest reserve area. The injunction was granted by the High Court some five years ago and has been vacated few days after Vice President Saulos Chilima ordered the council to act swiftly in the reallocating residents from flood-prone areas for their own safety as the country continues to receive heavy rains which has already caused havoc in some parts…

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Veep Chilima Orders BCC to Vacate Injunction Obtained by Encroachers

Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima on Thursday asked Blantyre City Council (BCC) to vacate an injunction obtained by people who encroached Soche Hill “with immediate effect” to reduce occurrence of accidents due to floods. Dr Chilima said this in Blantyre when he visited flood prone areas in Soche and Ndirande townships following the onset of the rains. Government, through its relevant institutions such as BCC and Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC), ordered encroachers around Soche Mountain to vacate the place…

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Veep Chilima Calls for Accountability, Transparency in Registering Affected Households

Vice president Dr Saulos Chilima has called for transparency and accountability in identifying and registering affected households in the Lilongwe flooding disaster. He made the call Sunday when he visited one of the affected area in Kaliyeka where 1,000 people have been displaced and 202 households have been affected and six people have been killed. Chilima said those entrusted in registering and assessing the affected households should discharge their duties with impartiality at all cost. “We have observed that…

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