Malawi’s Economic Outlook Favourable-IMF

By Manasse Nyirenda The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given a positive economic outlook for Malawi after conducting discussions with the Malawi Government on the second review of the three year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) amounting to US$112.3 million. Mission Chief for Malawi, Pritha Mitra told journalists at Capital Hill in Lilongwe that Malawi’s performance under the program has been good in spite of Malawi missing end December fiscal target balance which it attributed to front…

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Decent Housing, Subsidy Program to cater for Disaster victims

By Evance Chisiano State President Arthur Peter Mutharika has said the Decent Housing and Subsidy Program will consider every household affected by the recent disaster in the affected 10 districts. The State President said this Thursday at Namatamba Primary School in Traditional Authority Mwambo in the district where he cheered and interacted with victims of persistent rains that destroyed houses in the area. Mutharika said the program will provide cement and iron sheets to the affected households to ensure…

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UN to Investigate Albino Killings in Malawi

By Kondwani Magombo President Professor Peter Mutharika has disclosed that the United Nations will be sending two experts to investigate the spate of albino abductions and killings in Malawi in the next two weeks. Mutharika made the disclosure on Thursday at Joho Primary School, Nsanama in Machinga where he visited families who were affected by the continuous rains that fell between March 5 and 8 this year. The president departed from his prepared consolation speech to the disaster affected…

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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Banda who is among the nine presidential candidates for the 2019 Presidential Elections is expected to announce to have withdrawn from the race soon, thus according to inside sources…

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Livingstonia Synod, Chilima Joins President Mutharika

By Chonanga Mhone St Andrews Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) under Livingstonia Synod, Sunday held prayers against killings and abductions of persons with albinism (PWA) days after President Peter Mutharika met people with albinism under the banner  Poor and Concerned People with Albinism (PCPWA). The prayers held under the theme; ‘considering the security of persons with albinism (PWA) were directed by the moderator of Livingstonia Synod, Rev Douglas Chipofya. Chipofya joined several people including the State President Prof….

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Chimulirenji Calls for Aid to Flood Victims

By Ida Kazembe Minister of Civic Education who is also the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)’s presidential running mate for the May tripartite elections,  Everton Chimulirenji has called on  well-wishing players and partners to help in soliciting and delivering assistance to people affected by floods. The minister made the call on Sunday when he visited the flood stricken in Zomba where he also distributed relief items. “The floods damage is huge and devastating. While government is doing all it…

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Two killed in Accident, Mob Set Vehicle on Fire

By Given Phiri An angry mob Monday set ablaze a vehicle registration number KA 1612 at Luzi in Mzimba after it had killed two pedestrians and injured two along the M1 Road between Bwengu and Phwezi. The two injured persons have since been admitted to Rumphi District Hospital. Though in Mzimba District, Luzi is closer to Rumphi District and relies on the latter district for most of its social services. According to Rumphi Police Station Public Relations Officer, Tupeliwe…

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Floods Affect MEC Operations

By Yamikani Yapuwa Malawi Electoral Commission has disclosed that the recent floods that occurred in the Southern Region significantly affected its operations. According to a press release issued on Tuesday, MEC’s Chief Elections Officer, Sam Alfandika said the commission has rescheduled ballot paper vetting exercise in some districts as candidates were unable to travel to their respective councils due to severe weather. “Being an election period, the operations of the commission were also affected. The commission failed to conduct…

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Pictorial Focus: Mutharika Visits Mangochi Flood Victims

By Kondwani Magombo President Professor Peter Mutharika on Tuesday visited people who were displaced by the floods that occurred in Mangochi between March 5 and 8 due to incessant rains that the district received. Mutharika visited one of the camps, Mponda Evacuation Centre, in the area of Senior Chief Mponda where nearly 220 men, women and children whose homes were destroyed by the rains are taking refuge. He assured the displaced people of government support in form of better…

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No One Will Die Of Hunger- Mutharika

By Mary Makhiringa Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday assured Malawians affected by the recent disaster that no one will die of hunger as government will ensure a timely response with relief items to the victims. Mutharika said this when he visited some of the victims from Balaka at Kanyimbo Primary school ground in the area of Traditional Authority Nkaya before proceeding to Mangochi. “I was in the northern region for other official duties but I had to cancel…

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