Presidential Jet Deal Still Haunt JB

By Andrew Ndhlovu & Ireen Kayira Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Presidential candidate, Dr Lazarus Chakwera says if voted into power on May 21, 2019, he will not shield former President Joyce Banda if she has any cases to answer, including selling of the Presidential Jet during her reign. Chakwera was responding to a question at a press briefing in Lilongwe Monday on whether he would shield Banda should he become State President after May 21, 2019 elections. The jet,…

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UK Economist Intelligence Unit Report Tips Mutharika to Win

President Peter Mutharika and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will win the forth coming  May 21st Tripartite elections, according to London think-tank Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in its latest Malawi Country Report dated March 2019. This is the 8th successive prediction the global research institution has made since July 2016 — all of them tipping Mutharika and the DPP to win the election. In the latest research report, EIU says Mutharika will secure re-election in May as there…

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JB Sold PP to Chakwera, Mia

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and People’s Party (PP) have formed a coalition ahead of 21st May Tripartite Elections. According to Information made available to Maravi Express, PP’s president Dr. Joyce Banda has been meeting MCP’s President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera and his running-mate Sidik Mia to map the way forward. Banda who is among the nine presidential candidates for the 2019 Presidential Elections is expected to announce to have withdrawn from the race soon, thus according to inside sources…

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PP Fails to Field Candidates in Salima

By Watson Maingo-MANA Former ruling People’s Party (PP) will not feature any parliamentary or local council candidate in Salima in the forthcoming tripartite elections as no candidate in the district has declared interest to run on its ticket. Constituency Returning Officers (CROs) in the district indicated on Wednesday that no-one in the district submitted nomination forms to represent the party in the May 21 polls. Another former ruling party, United Democratic Front (UDF) has had a poor showing as…

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Cashgate Convict Maxwell Namata Dies, Peoples Party to Celebrate

Cashgate Convict Maxwell Namata has died in a car accident in the capital city Lilongwe on Monday, Maravi Express has learnt. Namata was jailed for his involvement in the plunder of public funds dubbed Cashgate during President Dr. Joyce Banda People’s Party era. Namata was driving a Toyota Fortuner registration number BLK 7373 from Bwandiro to heading to Cherubu direction. And  upon reaching Mkwichi Community Day Secondary School Namata lost control of the vehicle to due to over speeding…

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JB Promises to Focus on Youth Employment

Former President and leader of People’s Party (PP), Dr. Joyce Banda Sunday claimed to have solutions to the unemployment and power outages Malawi is facing. She said this at Mangochi Boma during a political meeting at St. Augustine 3 Primary School ground. Banda said the reason many youths in Mangochi migrate to South Africa was because of lack of jobs in the country and that once in power her government would create jobs for the youth. “We need to…

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Mutharika Pays Tribute to Former Leaders

President Arthur Peter Mutharika Friday paid tribute to former Malawi leaders saying the country is on the right path of development because the previous governments laid foundation through the specific roles they played. Mutharika was speaking in Mzuzu during the 54th Independence Celebration’s at Mzuzu Stadium that were characterized by military displays, traditional dances and a football match. “We are making progress worth celebrating and we need to pay tribute to the past leaders. “Kamuzu Banda was the father…

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ACB Still Probing Joyce Banda

The  Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) says it has not cleared former president Joyce Banda on corruption allegations in the biggest financial scandal in the country’s history called Cashgate, dismissing her claims that the graft-busting body said it had no solid evidence against the former president, partially clearing her name. The “Cashgate” scandal prompted foreign donors – who provide around 40 percent of Malawi’s budget – to pull the plug on aid worth around $150 million. The scandal helped push Banda…

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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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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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