Finance Minister Unveils K 1,504 Trillion Budget

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Goodall Gondwe Friday presented a K 1,504 billion budget at Parliament in Lilongwe. The 2018/19 budget is the fifth and last budget for the House to consider which the Minister said has been designed in the context of international, regional and domestic economic developments. “The underpinnings of this budget is a focus on robust economic growth as the main goal of economic management alongside the maintenance of macroeconomic stability for robust, inclusive…

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Come Out in the Open For the Presidency – DPP

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has challenged people seeking to run for the party’s presidency in the 2019 General Elections to come out in the open and tender their candidature. DPP Secretary General, Grezelder Jeffery made the challenge Wednesday at Golden Peacock Hotel during a press briefing in response to a question that reflected on DPP’s division regarding the presidential candidate they woudl field during the 2019 polls. She said the party believes that if there is anyone wishing…

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Don’t Change a Winning Team – Uladi Mussa

Member of Parliament for Salima South, Uladi Mussa, said Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), should not change a winning team for the forthcoming 2019 Tripartite General Elections. He said this Wednesday during a DPP Members of Parliament (MPs) press briefing at Golden Peacock, in Lilongwe where they issued a communique endorsing the candidature of President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika for the party in the 2019 elections. Mussa said DPP had Mutharika while in opposition in 2014 but managed to win…

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Just In: Mighty DPP MPs Endorses Mutharika’s 2019 Presidential Candidature

Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) back benchers have endorsed President Professor Peter Mutharika as the candidate for 2019 elections this fully aware the Party will hold a convention saying this is just an expression of their thoughts. Notable at the presser are cabinet Ministers Francis Kasaila, Jean Kalilani, Anna Kachikho and Joseph Mwanamvekha. Also present is DPP Secretary General  Jeffrey, Uladi Mussa, Felton Mulli and Deputy Speaker Esther Mcheka among others.  

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Govt to Create 17,000 Jobs for the Youth

Government has said it will create over 17, 000 jobs for the youth with support from the African Development Bank as one way of empowering the youth to actively participate in national development activities. Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila disclosed this Saturday at Milonga Community Technical College in Thyolo when President Peter Mutharika opened the 13th college of that nature in the country. “Previously, the youth were not regarded as a necessary population in…

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MP Applauds Mutharika for Economic Recovery

Member of Parliament for Machinga Likwenu, David Lally, on Friday commended his Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika for the economic recovery the country is currently achieving. Commenting on State-of-the-Nation address delivered by the President during the official opening Friday last week, Lally said he was impressed with the way the president is handling developmental issues in the country, particularly highlighting the economy sector. He said: “You may recall that during the period of 2010 to 2014 the economic situation…

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Skilled Labour Force Crucial to National Development- Mutharika

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has said the country can only develop if it invests in skilled labour force, particularly in the youth, saying his government remains determined to empower the sector with requisite skills. Mutharika was speaking on Saturday when he officially opened Milonga Community Technical College in the area of Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa in Thyolo District. The president said there is no country that can develop without skills development, hence the need to impart technical skills to…

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UN Women Calls for Support, Protection for Persons with Albinism

United Nations Women (UNW) said persons with albinism need to be provided with necessary support and protected from all forms of discrimination. UNW Executive Board President, Ivana Pajevic said this Wednesday in Dedza in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Kaphuka where her organization is implementing UN Human Rights Window albinism project. She noted that with increased cases of abduction and killings that persons with albinism the country has experienced there is need to make sure that communities view…

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Zomba Theological College to Turn into University

Zomba Theological College Principal, Dr. Takuze Chitsulo says plans are underway to upgrade the institution into a university. This was revealed on Saturday when the college was celebrating 40 years anniversary of its establishment in Zomba. In an interview after the cerebrations, Dr. Chitsulo said the college will be upgraded to a university as one way of showing their continued commitment in providing quality education to Malawians and citizens of other countries. “After serving for 40 years, we consider…

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Malawi, Botswana Commit to Strengthen Bilateral Ties

His Excellency Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika, president of the Republic of Malawi and His Excellency Mokgweetsi Masisi, president of the Republic of Botswana have emphasized their government’s commitment to strengthen the relations between their countries. Speaking during a media briefing after holding bilateral talks at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre, the two presidents said they are committed to revive and rekindle the relationship that has always been there between the two countries. Prof. Mutharika said he wants the two countries…

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