MCP’s Dzoole Mwale goes to court over primary elections he claims he is legitimate winner

By John Saukira Veteran Parliamentarian Vitus Gomamtunda Dzoole Mwale has decided to go to court and asked to be granted an interlocutory order restraining main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) from declaring Liana Kakhobwe Chapota as legitimate winner of September 29 primary elections for Lilongwe Msozi South Constituency. The order was applied pursuant to order 10 rule 27 of 2017 courts procedures further play to Lilongwe High Court never to recognise Kakhobwe as a shadow MP to represent the…

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Mutharika Vows to Eradicate Poverty, Hails UDF For Championing Democracy

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika says the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government has a mission to end poverty, hunger and fight corruption. Speaking on Saturday at Zomba State Lodge during the 2018 DPP Eastern Region fundraising luncheon, Mutharika said Malawians voted the DPP into power on trust that the party would deliver on its mandate. “The MCP came to end colonialism, the UDF brought democracy while the DPP came with a duty and mission to develop Malawi,” he…

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Dedza East Primary Elections Results ‘Declaration’ to be Challenge in Court

It is not over until it’s over, Patrick Bandawe who was declared the Dedza East Malawi Congress Party Primary Elections Winner by presiding officers has threaten to drag the party to court for declaring  incumbent Member of Parliament Juliana Lunguzi the winner. The primary elections were conducted at Mankhamba Primary School Ground on Sunday and Bandawe was declared the winner with 821 against 815 votes for Lunguzi. The elections which started late in the afternoon were delayed for some…

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Road to 2019: Catholic Church Calls For Support For Female Candidates

Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in the Archdiocese of Lilongwe has called upon political parties that have not yet conducted their primary elections to support women aspirants in order to have more women in political leadership positions. CCJP is one of the organizations that have been given grants to implement the 50 – 50 campaign by the Management Agency to promote women participation in politics. The idea of the campaign is to have equal participation of men…

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Chakwera Lacks Leadership Skills- Analyst

Political analysts in the country says once Mighty Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Reverend Lazarus Chakwera lacks leadership skills and immature to govern a country such as Malawi. University of Malawi political analyst, Ernest Thindwa made the sentiments following failure by Chakwera to handle Dedza East Primary Elections disputes. The Party declared Patrick Bandawe as winner but a day later, on Monday the party declared the incumbent legislator Juliana Lunguzi winner. “MCP is failing to monitor its own primary…

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Dedza East MCP Primary Elections Results Overturned

The once Mighty Malawi Congress Party (MCP) National Executive Committee  has  annulled the results for  the Dedza East Primary Elections following an inquiry into the polls. The primary elections which had been postponed for two times were conducted at Mankhamba Primary School Ground on Sunday, November 25, 2018 in which we saw incumbent Member of Parliament  Juliana Lunguzi  being reduced to zero after being beaten by Patrick Bandawe with 821 against  815 votes. Five candidates namely Juliana Lunguzi, Mussa…

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Journalist Mike Bango to push for improved sports development policies once voted into Parliament

By Duncan Mlanjira Award-winning radio and television football commentator, Mike Bango pledges to push for better sports development policies once voted in Parliament, saying the sports sector needs dedicated support in the national budget. Bango is contesting for the seat in the august House on Malawi Congress Party (MCP) ticket after winning primaries for Kasungu North constituency in which he beat three other candidates, Godfrey Jere, Khwechani Nkhoma and Kasirizika Mwale on September 10. “Sports needs good funding for…

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PP, MCP Agreed to Authorize Water Supply , Sanitation Project Loan Bill

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and Peoples Party (PP) have authorized the OPEC Fund for International Development Nkhatabay town water supply and sanitation project loan bill. The bill was read by Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Goodall Gondwe on Tuesday during the parliamentary proceedings in Lilongwe. The bill seeks to authorize the Ministry on behalf of the government to borrow US$12, 000, 000) from OPEC fund for International Development (OFID) to contribute towards the financing of the project….

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Things Fall Apart: MCP Primaries Postponed Again !!

Once Mighty Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has for the second time called off primaries elections scheduled to take place on Saturday at Nkombozi School ground citing logistic challenges and that the party will announce new date for the polls after officials from both the region and district make recommendations. Presiding officers for the polls which are Members of Parliament for Mchinji South West Honorable Deus Gumba Banda and Honorable Makuwa Mwale for Nkhotakota South East constituencies respectively said people…

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It’s over for Mia

By Mike J. Kangwele The prospect of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) ‘financier’, Sidik Mia, of becoming Malawi Vice President in 2019 are as good as over. Published reports indicate that MCP President Lazarus Chakwera has been having secret talks with Saulos Chilima’s UTM and Peoples Party (PP) of former Malawi President Joyce Banda. These talks, confirmed by MCP’s publicity secretary, Maurice Munthali, aim at forging a formidable electoral alliance that could dislodge President Peter Mutharika and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in 2019 Tripartite Elections….

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