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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Nankhumwa Assures Parliamentarians of Equal Allocation of Resources

Minister of local Government Kondwani Nankhumwa has assured parliamentarians that every constituency will receive equal share of K20.7 million towards rural development projects within their respective constituencies. Nankhumwa made the remarks in parliament Tuesday morning after parliament was suspended for close to an hour for government and opposition sides to discus on the issue. This comes against some earlier fears expressed by some of the members that the funds had already been disbursed to selected constituencies. “There was some…

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Minister Nankhumwa Cleared on Corruption Charges

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has cleared Minister of Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa of suspected corruption and fraud Some organizations and individuals reported Nankhumwa, who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Mulanje Central Constituency, to the graft-busting body in January last year. The lawmaker, a former broadcaster, raised eyebrows when he donated an ambulance, 300 bicycles and motorcycles to his constituents valued at over K20million. Confirming the development, spokesperson for the ACB Egritta Ndala said yesterday the bureau will…

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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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