Crocodiles Are Hungry: MCP Suspends Primary Elections Over Violence

The Once Mighty Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  has suspended primary elections in Dedza East constituency following the tension  that  aroused as over 4000 people wanted to vote against 1950 eligible voters at Ngoni primary school. Speaking in an interview Director of Youth who was the presiding officer Richard Chimwendo Banda said the party has postponed the elections to a later date due to misunderstanding of delegates who were supposed to take part. Chimwendo attributed that it was not easy…

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Parties Fail to Meet 50:50 Requirement

Main political parties in the country are failing to meet the 50:50- requirement of men and women in political positions as shown by results from their conventions. Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), United Democratic Front (UDF) and Peoples Party (PP) have all held their conventions but none have achieved equal number of women and men in their respective national executive committees (NECs). Malawi Congress Party spokesperson, Maurice Munthali, said as of now their NEC constitutes 78…

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Scramble For Lilongwe Mpenu Constituency Gets Hot

As the countdown to the 2019 elections approaches, Malawi Congress Party followers for Lilongwe Mpenu will on Saturday, September 22, 2018 have tough moments to elect a torch bearer from eight aspirants contesting in the area. The competitors include long serving Member of Parliament, Watison Makala Ngozo and Secretary General, Eisenhower Mkaka. Emerging from Matapila the home base of the seating MP are Chizinga Mwale, Mphatso Bothi, Cosamu Chilowa, Chibwinja Phiri while from the other wing of the constituency…

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Youth Warned Against Political Violence

Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila has appealed to youth in the country to never get involved in political violence but concentrate on building their future. The Minister made the remarks Thursday at Bangwe Youth Centre in Blantyre during the commemoration of International Youth Day. Kasaila said the country would be going to polls next year and chances were high that many political parties would use them to spark violence’s and in the end halt…

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Matumbi Rejects Chilima Movement Offer; ‘Ndine Mwana Wa Adad Pepani’

Malawi’s celebrated artist  Annie Matumbi, popularly known as Nyakwawa, has rejected a monetary offer to lure him into Vice President Saulos Chilima’s breakaway United Transformation Movement (UTM). Writing on his Facebook page, the Lilongwe based artist, who is to contest as Mighty  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Candidate for Lilongwe City South West constituency, said no matter how many times the self-made opposition label him as one that has never benefited a single tambala from the ruling party, he will…

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Geoffrey ‘Mr Splash’ Kapusa joins Blantyre City South Race

The battle for parliamentary seat for Blantyre City South will be highly contested as evident with the  joining in of former MBC TV presenter Geoffrey Kapusa ahead of 2019 tripartite elections. In an interview, Kapusa confirmed the development on Thursday and since joined the once main opposition  Malawi Congress Party-MCP. Unlike other people claiming being approached by Chief and some people to represent them, Kapusa said he been has passionate about politics and has vast exposure to various thinking…

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MCP Ward Councillor Shun Public Health Meetings

The main opposition political party, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Ward Councillor for Nkhwangwa , Isaac Mwepa has been criticised by Health stake holders for not attending Community Score Card (CSCC) meetings , a project which is aimed at contributing to the reduction of maternal and child mortality in Chitipa District. Speaking during the CSCC District review meeting held on 20th of August, 2018 at the District Chamber hall, Kapenda Heath Centre in charge which is within Nkhwangwa Ward Jurisdiction,…

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Maloto a Chumba : MCP Promises Chitipa-Tanzania Tarmac Road

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has assured people in Chitipa that it will construct a Tarmacked road from the district T-junction to Tunduma in Tanzania once voted into power in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. Speaking during a political rally  held in the north, MCP Second Deputy President Harry Mkandawire, said tarmacking the road will ease the transportation of farm produce to various markets in the country as the district is one of the reliable districts when it comes to…

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Section 65 Number 1 : Malawi Speaker Msowoya to Resign

Forum for National Development (FND) has given the Speaker of the National Assembly, Richard Msowoya, a seven day ultimatum to resign from his position or face unspecified action for flouting the country’s constitution on Section 65 (1). The section gives power to the Speaker of the National Assembly to declare vacant a seat of any member of the National Assembly who has voluntarily resigned from his or her political party and joined another party represented in the National Assembly…

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NGO Grooming Women to Run For Positions in 2019 Polls

A local non-governmental organisation, Gender Governance Justice and Development Centre (GGJDC) says women aspiring for political positions need empowerment for them to ably compete with their male counterparts. GGJDC Programs Officer (Women for Empowerment Leadership Project-WE4L), Grace Makuti, expressed need for women empowerment during training Tuesday in Nkhotakota for women aspiring to contest for various positions in the 2019 tripartite elections. She said GGJDC wants to propel more women to decision making positions at parliamentary and council levels, hence…

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