MCP, PP Electoral Alliance Useless

By Enock Naphazi, MEC Stringer Peoples Party vice secretary for the south Leornard Mphidza who last year made name after competing with JB at the party’s convention on Monday announced his resignation from the post saying he cannot be associated with MCP which PP has endorsed. Speaking on Monday in an interview with Neno based MEC Stringer Mphidza said he has resigned from the post with effect from Monday 18 March. Mphidza said MCP and PP marriage was made…

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Presidential Jet Deal Still Haunt JB

By Andrew Ndhlovu & Ireen Kayira Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Presidential candidate, Dr Lazarus Chakwera says if voted into power on May 21, 2019, he will not shield former President Joyce Banda if she has any cases to answer, including selling of the Presidential Jet during her reign. Chakwera was responding to a question at a press briefing in Lilongwe Monday on whether he would shield Banda should he become State President after May 21, 2019 elections. The jet,…

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UK Economist Intelligence Unit Report Tips Mutharika to Win

President Peter Mutharika and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will win the forth coming  May 21st Tripartite elections, according to London think-tank Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in its latest Malawi Country Report dated March 2019. This is the 8th successive prediction the global research institution has made since July 2016 — all of them tipping Mutharika and the DPP to win the election. In the latest research report, EIU says Mutharika will secure re-election in May as there…

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Mass Exodus Hits Depeco , 450 Members Defect to PP

By Emily Kaliwo, MANA Over 450 Democratic People’s Congress (Depeco) members have defected and joined People’s Party (PP) in Chiradzulu East Constituency following the announcement by the party’s President Dr. Chris Daza that he would not contest in the May 21 Tripartite Election. PP running mate, Dr. Jerry Janna welcomed the defectors Wednesday at Balala community ground in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Kadewere in the district where the party conducted a rally. He said the coming in…

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Chimulirenji Pledges Loyalty to Mutharika

By Mary Makhiringa, MANA Presidential running mate for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Everton Chimulirenji Saturday reiterated his commitment to supporting Professor Peter Mutharika in his development endeavor for this country. Chimulirenji made the commitment in Balaka Khwisa Catholic Primary School when he graced the DPP operation landslide interface meeting for the youth. He said as President Mutharika’s running mate his role was to work hand in hand with the President in delivering development to the country rather than…

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PP Fails to Field Candidates in Salima

By Watson Maingo-MANA Former ruling People’s Party (PP) will not feature any parliamentary or local council candidate in Salima in the forthcoming tripartite elections as no candidate in the district has declared interest to run on its ticket. Constituency Returning Officers (CROs) in the district indicated on Wednesday that no-one in the district submitted nomination forms to represent the party in the May 21 polls. Another former ruling party, United Democratic Front (UDF) has had a poor showing as…

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MEC Rejects PP, UDF Candidates

By Stanley Nkhondoyachepa-MANA Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has rejected nomination papers for People’s Party (PP), Democratic People’s Congress (DEPECO) and United Democratic Front (UDF) aspiring candidates for May 21,2019 tripartite polls on various grounds including non-payment of nomination fees. The aspirants include Steven Chingondo (PP) and Florence Banda (DEPECO) who had their dreams of contesting for parliamentary seats shattered when Returning Officers for MEC rejected their papers for failing to pay nomination fees. MEC refused nomination papers for Regina…

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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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Cashgate Convict Maxwell Namata Dies, Peoples Party to Celebrate

Cashgate Convict Maxwell Namata has died in a car accident in the capital city Lilongwe on Monday, Maravi Express has learnt. Namata was jailed for his involvement in the plunder of public funds dubbed Cashgate during President Dr. Joyce Banda People’s Party era. Namata was driving a Toyota Fortuner registration number BLK 7373 from Bwandiro to heading to Cherubu direction. And  upon reaching Mkwichi Community Day Secondary School Namata lost control of the vehicle to due to over speeding…

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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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