UDF Runningmate Mwenifumbo Endorses Chihana

By Taonga Nyirenda United Democratic Front (UDF) Presidential running mate, Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo has endorsed the incumbent Rumphi Central Constituency Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) Parliamentarian Enock Chihana ahead of the May 21 tripartite polls. Mwenifumbo told the people of Rumphi Central Constituency to vote for Enock Chihana for the parliamentary seat in the May 21 polls during a political rally he addressed at Rumphi Boma Wednesday. Mwenifumbo said despite being the UDF presidential running mate, he is still an…

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Benghazi Nickname Haunts Karonga

By Leonard Masauli-MANA Libya’s second populous city of Benghazi became infamous across the world for the killing of US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens on September 11, 2012 in a terrorist attack. Stevens was killed in a US diplomatic compound in the city by members of Islamic militant group Ansar al-Sharia.The attack was labeled ‘Battle of Benghazi’ and was widely covered by international media. In Malawi, Mwenilondo area in Karonga Central Constituency was nicknamed Benghazi during the 2014 Tripartite Elections following frequent…

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AFORD Advocates for Total Decentralization of Power to Councils

Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) President, Frank Tumpale Mwenefumbo has called on government to fully decentralize power to councils as a lasting solution to mismanagement of public funds. Mwenefumbo told journalists Saturday at Mikoma Lodge that the delay by government to fully decentralize its powers to local authorities is one of the factors fueling mismanagement of development funds as councilors are partially involved in running the affairs of the councils. He said as AFORD Party President, he will continue to…

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Opposition Hails President Mutharika

Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) President, Frank Tumpale Mwenefumbo has commended President Arthur Peter Mutharika for recognizing some of the country’s freedom fighters from the North. Mwenefumbo, who is also Member of Parliament for Karonga Central, made the remarks Saturday at his Mikoma Motel in Karonga during a media press conference. During his 54th Anniversary Independence speech at Mzuzu Stadium on Friday, President Mutharika paid tribute to former political leaders such as Chakufwa Thom Chihana, Orton Ching’oli Chirwa, Lutengano Mwahimba…

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AFORD Frank Mwenefumbo a ‘Lesser Devil’

Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) diehard Dan Msowoya says one of the reasons why he prefers Frank Mwenefumbo to Enock Chihana is because he sees Mwenefumbo as “a lesser devil” as compared to the latter. Msowoya was responding to a question by one of the reporters during a press briefing which was held Thursday by AFORD northern region chapter at Chenda Hotel in Mzuzu. The reporter wanted to know why Msowoya and other party members entrusted Mwenefumbo with the party’s…

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