MCP/UTM first to present nomination papers

  By Duncan Mlanjira The electoral coalition of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party will be the first to present their candidate’s nomination papers for fresh presidential election scheduled for July 2. The presentation of the nomination papers will be done at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre on Wednesday and Thursday (May 6-7) and MCP’s president Lazarus Chakwera will present them at 09:00hrs where he is expected to reveal his running mate — heavily touted as TUM president…

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FAM partners with Rab Processors to extend COVID-19 relief to regional teams

  Maravi Express Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has partnered with Rab Processors to extend the association’s COVID-19 relief programme to regional leagues’ teams. At a joint press briefing on Monday morning at Mpira Village At Chiwembe, FAM President Walter Nyamilandu and Rab Processors Chief Executive Officer Ahmed Sunka said they will distribute the relief packs of assorted food items worth K120 million to registered players and officials of all the Premier League teams in the three regional leagues…

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Reunion Insurance celebrates its 15th anniversary

  By Duncan Mlanjira Reunion Insurance Company Limited, which has extensively invested in modern technology and continually embraces new methods and platforms of servicing its clients, is celebrating its 15th anniversary after recording high levels of public trust and innovation. The company was established on May 3, 2005 by indigenous Malawians to add value to the insurance industry in Malawi and in her anniversary message, Chief Executive Officer Dr. Dorothy Chapeyama took cognizance that its success and long existence…

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Anti-Mahatma Gandhi statue activist writes a book on his life experience

  By Duncan Mlanjira Pemphero Wamwale Mphande, the concerned citizen who led the protest against the election of a statue for India’s iconic figure, Mahatma Gandhi along a street of Blantyre has written a book on his life experience entitled ‘What You See At Sunrise’. Mphande, who came to prominence when his NGO, Citizens for Progressive Action protested on the plans by the Indian government to elect a statue of Gandhi at Ginnery Corner, also contested and lost as…

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MEC opens fresh presidential election campaign period

  By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has officially launched the campaign period for the July 2 fresh presidential election five days before receiving nomination papers from the aspiring candidates. MEC chairperson Justice Jane Ansah SC explained that the campaign period is being launched before receiving nomination papers scheduled for May 6 and 7 at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre because Section 57 of the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections Act provides that the period of official campaign in…

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MEC reminds traditional leaders to report on stakeholders not adhering to code of conduct

  By Duncan Mlanjira In announcing the official launch of the campaign period for the July 2 fresh presidential election, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) reminds traditional leaders that they have the duty to report to the Multiparty Liaison Committees any candidate, political party or supporters not adhering to the code of conduct for political parties and candidates.  “The role of traditional leaders in elections needs no emphasis,” said MEC chairperson Justice Jane Ansah SC.  “Chiefs are parents and all…

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Malawian British soldier Kantiki raises over K3 million from his 100-mile fundraising Challenge for Malawi health workers’ PPEs

  By Duncan Mlanjira Over K3 million has been raised by Bruno Kantiki, a Malawian who is with the British Army from his 100 mile Challenge doing 10 miles a day to raise funds to procure personal protection equipment (PPEs) for Malawi Health Workers, who are in the frontline in the prevention of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Kantiki, who embarked on the challenge on April 19 and finished on April 28 targetting to raise K3 million, said…

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Government assures health workers of priority in COVID-19 fight

By Tikondane Vega, MANA Minister of Persons with Disabilities and the Elderly, Clement Chiwaya says government will continue prioritising the welfare of health workers by ensuring that all are well trained and have Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) as the fight against COVID-19 intensifies. Chiwaya gave the assurance when he visited Thyolo District Hospital to see how the district is doing its work and to appreciate some of the preventive measures put in place. He said government values the work…

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