DPP Pledges to Uphold Press Freedom

Southern Region Vice President for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Kondwani Nankhumwa has assured journalists in the country that government would continue to promote media freedom in a bid to exercise freedom of speech and expression in their professional pursuit. Nankhumwa, who is also Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, gave the assurance on Tuesday during a political rally held at Mpemba Trading Centre in Blantyre. He said government remains committed to the safety of journalists and no…

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Operation Landslide: Nankhumwa Takes Registration Message to Phalombe

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Vice President for the Southern Region, Kondwani Nankhumwa has appealed to people in Phalombe to register in the voters roll to be able to vote in the 2019 Tripartite Elections. Nankhumwa who is also Minister of Local Government and Rural Development was speaking on Monday during a whistle stop tour to five constituencies of the district. Speaking during a stopover in Phalombe East Constituency, Nankhumwa told the gathering to ensure that they register as a…

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Mutharika Leaves for China, Hands Over Power to Nankhumwa

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa continues to consolidate his place in politics as President Peter Mutharika has entrusted him with the responsibility of managing the affairs of the state in his absence. President Mutharika officially handed over power to Nankhumwa at Kamuzu International Airport on Monday afternoon as he departed for China. Nankhumwa, 40, is Mulanje Central Member of Parliament. He is also Democratic Progressive  Party (DPP) Southern Region Vice President and Leader of the…

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Operation Landslide: Nankhumwa to Hold ‘Mother of All Rallies’ in Blantyre

After weeks of settling into a new job as DPP Vice President for Southern Region, Honorable Kondwani Nankhumwa is on his first public rally this Sunday. Place: Bangwe Township Time: 12 pm It is that the Blue Submarine is on the roll. And opposition parties that have been fancying their chances in the South better seek shelter. After all, there has never been anything to shake the DPP anywhere across this nation. The solidity of the party in the…

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Govt to Fight Corruption in Councils

Government has said it is committed to ensuring that it consolidate and promotes the drive towards fight against corruption among Councils at all levels in the country. Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa said this Friday during the official commemoration of African Day of Decentralization and Local Development at Mtsiriza Primary School ground in Lilongwe. He said his Ministry is working closely with key partner especially those directly related to the fight against corruption such Anti…

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Mayors Urged to Join Hands for Sustainable Global Development

Mayors from different countries have been urged to work in collaboration in order to achieve sustainable global development for the agenda 2030. The country’s Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa, made the call on Wednesday during the opening ceremony of a three-day international mayors’ meeting dubbed ‘Lilongwe International Mayors Forum’ which was held at Bingu Wa Mutharika International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. He said the urbanization rate across the world is increasing which is hindering…

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ICEIDA Donates Five Ambulances to Mangochi District Hospital

The Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA) has donated five new ambulances and office equipment to Mangochi District Hospital to enhance health services in the district. The donation was made on Saturday at Mangochi District Council at a colourful event presided over by Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa. The five ambulances worth K178 million and the office equipment are part of the agency’s K11.7 billion Mangochi Basic Services Programme (MBSP) the government of Malawi signed with…

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Irish Govt Donates ICT Equipment, Motor Vehicle to Local Govt

Irish Government through Irish Aid  handed over Information Technology equipment (IT) and a vehicle worth K75 million to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Lilongwe. The equipment includes: 22 Desktop Computers, 3 Printers and a vehicle that will assist the Ministry and some District Councils in the provision of IT services. Speaking during the handover ceremony, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa said the equipment would help in the…

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Nankhumwa Urge Chiefs to Support Govt

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa has urged traditional leaders in the country to work closely with government in the implementation of various development initiatives. He was speaking on Friday in Mchinji during an installation ceremony of Traditional Authority (TA) Mduwa in the district. The Minister explained that chiefs remain an integral part in the country’s development agenda hence they should work with government. “Chiefs are members of the district council where development plans are made…

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Malawi Parliament to Promote Inclusive Decision Making

Speaker of Parliament, Richard Msowoya said Parliament should strive to promote inclusive decision making in a democratic society and take on board concerns of the constituents to the relevant authorities for possible redress. He said this Wednesday at Parliament Building in Lilongwe during the launch of the Malawi Parliament Enhancement Project (MPEP). The Speaker explained that Parliament could achieve these through its legislative, oversight and representation roles. Msowoya said in line with 2025-2020 Parliament of Malawi strategic plan it…

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