Mussa sits in for Dr. Chaponda in parliament

Minister of Labour, Youth and Manpower Development, Henry Mussa took over the responding of questions meant for Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Dr. George Chaponda. Dr. Chaponda, was not in the House. The minister who is also Mulanje South West MP (Democratic Progressive Party-DPP) was attending a funeral of a relative. He has however confirmed that he will meet the MPs on Wednesday in the joint parliamentary inquiry committee on maizegate. Mussa, who is the government chief whip…

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Malawi Government Boosts MBC with Over 10 Brand New Vehicles

Malawi’s Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Mr Kondwani Nankhumwa has said that government is committed to ensure that the public broadcaster, the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) is provided with adequate equipment and resources to ensure the smooth running of the institution. The Information Minister was speaking lately during a hand over ceremony of over 10 vehicles to the institution bought by government. “It is the wish of the State President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika to empower MBC so…

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Malawi’s Information Minister Says Business Journalists Doing Good Job

Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture, Mr Kondwani Nankhumwa has said that government is pleased with the way business journalists are discharging their duties in the country. He was speaking when he officially opened a day long workshop for Association of Business Journalists (ABJ) in the tea growing district of Thyolo. He said that there was a great need for business journalists to attend such seminars because they write much on economic issues for the country to attain remarkable…

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Workers Unions Are Vital, Minister Advises Employers in Communications Sector

Minister of information, Tourism and Culture Mr Kondwani Naknhumwa has advised employers in the Communications Sector to work hand in hand with their workers unions’ in order if the sector is going to make steady progress in the country. He said this during the opening of the Communication Workers Union (COWUMA) 4th Quadrennial Congress meeting in the commercial city of Blantyre. “I know some employers take unions in their working places as their enemy. It’s time bosses changed changed…

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Government Distances President Mutharika from Blantyre Synod Campaign

The Government of the Republic of Malawi has distanced State President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika from reports that he is involved in the ongoing campaign for the position of General Secretary of the Blantyre Synod of the CCAP. According to a press statement made available to Maravi Express titled ‘Dragging the President into the Blantyre Synod of the CCAP Campaign’ and signed by Information Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa, some candidates are using the name of the President as one way…

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Another Malawian Killed In Xenophobic Attacks

The number of Malawians who have been killed in xenophobic attacks in South Africa has now reached at three, Maravi Express understands. The victim who has been identified as Charles Toni was stabbed to death in Kwazulu Natal and local media reports say he was buried on Thursday. Malawi’s Information Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa has said that eight more buses carrying Malawians following the attacks are expected to arrive in Malawi Friday. The minister said that the buses will be…

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Malawi Appreciates Support from Egyptian Government

The government of the Republic of Malawi has commended the Egyptian government for the support it gives to Malawi in a number of areas including agriculture as one way of developing the country. This comes in the wake that the Egyptian government has pledged to construct two tobacco processing factories in Malawi and that the work is expected to commence in due course. Malawi’s Minister of Information Kondwani Nakhumwa has told the local media that Lilongwe appreciates the support…

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Xenophobia Attacks: First Group of Malawians Arrive in Blantyre

The first group of about 390 returnees from the Republic of South Africa has arrived home yesterday through six buses which were hired by the government of Malawi to repatriate the citizens following Xenophobia attacks against foreign nationals in that country. The returnees arrived at Kamuzu Stadium in the commercial city of Blantyre at around 8:30 pm. Among other top government officials welcoming the returnees were Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture, Kondwani Nankhumwa and Home Affairs and Internal…

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Government Ready to Assist Stranded Malawians in RSA

Malawi’s Information Minister Mr Kongwani Nankhumwa has said that Government is ready to assist Malawians who are stranded in the Republic of South Africa (RSA) because of the recurrence of Xenophobia attacks against foreign nationals. Reports reaching Maravi Express indicate that there is a large number of Malawians who have been heavily affected by the violence and are appealing for the government to arrange for their travel back home. The Minister has since said that government through the Malawian…

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Govt to train journalists in ‘Economic Reporting’

Government plans to train journalists in economic reporting to improve their data interpretation skills. The training follows recent misrepresentation of facts by media personnel which government fears would be detrimental to national development without any intervention. Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa disclosed this in Lilongwe during a press briefing where he clarified on reports that Malawi was being rated the poorest country in the World. Nankhumwa, who was flanked by Presidential Advisors on Communication and Economic…

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