Kaliati is Political Heavyweight, Says Jessie Kabwila

Chairperson for the Women Parliamentary Caucus, Jessie Kabwila has saluted former cabinet minister Kaliati ‘Akweni’ Kaliati calling her a political heavyweight and commended fellow women parliamentarians for initiating various development projects aimed at improving the living standards of their communities. Kabwila, who is Malawi’s main opposition party Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Member of Parliament said this on Wednesday after members of Parliament Women Caucus visited Kaliati’s Mulanje West Constituency as part of promoting women to win elections. “I would…

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Road to 2019: Mia Plots to Oust Chakwera

Lower Shire political rolling stone Sidik Mia is plotting to oust Reverend Lazarus Chakwera in a plot that has seen the “old” elected members directly clash with a faction that is supporting Mia’s takeover at the party convention slated for August 2018. Chakwera who was alerted of the plot in November after one of the party’s key donors met Mia, Treasurer General Ryhno Chiphiko and Deputy Secretary General Eisenhower Mkaka without his knowledge and since then the party’s coffers…

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LL City Mayor Bikoko Speaks on Defection; ‘Leaders Must Be Bold to Make Toughest Decisions’

  Q. What does your dumping of MCP and joining DPP mean, or how will that benefit Malawians? A. I am development conscious and I had to make strategic decision in terms of development for the City of Lilongwe. Leaders must be visionary and bold to make the toughest decisions to get the results they want.  With joint developmental efforts between Lilongwe City Council and Malawi Government we can get much more done. Q. You gave a 10-point development…

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HORRORS OF MALAWI CONGRESS PARTY! MCP REBRANDED TO LEAD MALAWI AGAIN?

Ousted from power in 1994, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has struggled to disassociate itself from the past. The thirty years it had been in power fro 1964 to 1994 saw hundreds killed, detained without trial or exiled. This is a fact of history no one can change or rewrite. Many who have been voters over the last 20 years may have been alive when former President, Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda, was kicked out of power and tried for…

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MCP Fined MK106 Million For Illegal Water Connection

The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has been implicated in illegal water connection which has forced service provider the Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) to disconnect water supply and slap the party with K106 million penalty. LWB discovered the illegal connection at MCP headquarters in Lilongwe and subsequently disconnected water supply on Thursday November 24th, 2017. According to LWB officials there were two water supply to the premise, one illegal and the other one legal. However, the legal water supply…

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Lilongwe City Mayor Bikoko Joins DPP After Dumping MCP

Lilongwe City mayor, Dr Desmond Bikoko, Fahad Assan and members from the Democratic People’s Congress (DEPECO) led by Secretary General, Smolet Kachere, have joined the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Speaking after joining the DPP in a colorful ceremony that was held at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lilongwe on Sunday, all members clarified that no-one has coaxed or bought them. Bikoko said, “I have joined the DPP on my own volition. I want to help the party to win…

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BATTLE FOR LEADERSHIP DIVIDES OPPOSITION MALAWI CONGRESS PARTY

Division has rocked opposition Malawi Congress Party over leadership and two camps have emerged within the party. Sources inside the Malawi Congress Party have revealed that there is tension in the party as people are battling for positions and according to him,some of the top ranks are not in good talking terms. In an interview with one of the top officials in the party,we have learnt that one camp is disowning the current leadership saying all the holders of…

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