Parliament to enhance security measures of all categories of visitors to after Chiwaya’s entry into the Building with a loaded gun

Chiwaya’s body being retrieved from Parliament Building * Having been a person with disability, the scanner alerts were deemed to be from his wheelchair * With a fully loaded gun I could have killed these people but I will go alone—his suicide note * His action is in relation to frustration with implementation of Conditions of Service By Duncan Mlanjira Following concerns that former Deputy Speaker of Parliament, late Clement Chiwaya entered Parliament Building with a loaded gun on…

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Chiwaya’s suicide ignites public debate to reflect on mental health awareness

Late Chiwaya, described as very intelligent, analytical and critical on issues of politics in Malawi * When faced with challenges such as this, people should confide in others * Leaving a suicide note was a premeditated decision which is linked to depression * A person feels the only way to be peaceful is to leave this earth but that’s not a solution * Malawians urged to use Mental Health Awareness Month in October to reflect and find solutions *…

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Public incredulous former MP Chiwaya carried a gun in august House to shoot himself in front of Clerk of Parliament

Former legislator Clement Chiwaya reported to have left a suicide letter *His last words to Kalemba are reported to be ‘I could choose to shoot you first and then myself but I will spare you’ * With a fully loaded gun I could have killed these people but I will go alone. Let them prevail—says the suicide note By Duncan Mlanjira People have expressed shock and incredulity at the news that former Deputy Speaker of Parliament Clement Chiwaya carried…

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Government still talks of pledge to recruit more forestry rangers than recruitment itself

Women game rangers but few that are available * Government is still planning to recruit 300 game rangers as said by Director of Forestly this week * Last May Minister Nancy Tembo had said the 300 targeted rangers were just a start * As every year more will be employed to seriously conserve and protect the environment By Steven Godfrey Mkweteza, Contributor & Duncan Mlanjira, Maravi Express Five months since Minister of Forestry and Natural Resources, Nancy Tembo that…

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MERA warns filling stations from hoarding fuel; assures public of sufficient fuel stocks

* Retail stations are suspected to be hoarding fuel in anticipation of price increase * MERA reiterates that such malpractice is prohibited and punishable by law * Report any suspected fuel hoarding by calling 0992558564/0999896310 or email mera@mera.mw By Duncan Mlanjira Following the strike by truck drivers that include those that ferry fuel, Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) has assured the public not to panic as there are sufficient stocks of fuel in the country in a total of…

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K30m target exceeded for ‘Kuyipatsa Moto Flames’ fundraising golf tourney as NICO Group sponsors K5m

NICO Group’s Lorraine Phiri hands over the sponsorship to Jabbar Alide * Vice-President Chilima to be amongst 100 golfers sent to participate on Saturday October 2 * Teams of two are to be sponsored by corporates or individuals at K300,000 each team * There is a huge financial deficit of close to K700 million to be addressed * To fully prepare and have the team to competitively participate at the 2022 AFCON finals By Duncan Mlanjira The target of…

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Airtel to further pursue in court CFTC’s order to pay K2.1bn fine over Khethekhethe bonus scheme

Airtel Malawi Plc Managing Director Charles Kamoto  *The company denied the charges levelled against it when it appeared before the CFTC * Airtel does not agree with the consequential decision as it fully complies with the relevant and applicable laws * The company has not committed any unfair trading practice or provided any misleading, false or deceptive information * Or made false representation to the public—Airtel Managing Director Charles Kamoto By Duncan Mlanjira Airtel Malawi Plc has responded to…

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MultiChoice Malawi launches Mother’s Month promotion ahead of Mother’s Day on October 15

A mother’s love needs to be reciprocated * We are hoping for a bit of a change this year — MultiChoice Malawi MD Gus Banda * We will be running a competition to spoil customers and their mums  By Duncan Mlanjira As Mother’s Day, October 15, is coming up MultiChoice has turned October as Mother’s Month by launching a special promotion that goes with the tradition of visiting mothers and spoiling them with special gifts. “We are hoping for…

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ACB negotiating with judiciary to establish special financial courts to handle corruption and fraud issues

A special financial court in Dubai By Steven Godfrey Mkweteza The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is negotiating with judiciary to establish special financial courts to be handling corruption and fraud issues to help speed up a backlog of cases. This was revealed by the ACB’s deputy director general, Elias Bodole in Blantyre during a dissemination meeting aimed at popularising the new National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS), which was launched in December 2019. Once such special financial courts are established, it will…

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Andrew Palau Love Malawi Festival rolls out with Ministry Week outreach

* The outreach ministry includes free distribution of reading glasses and sports clinics * As well visits to prisons, primary and secondary schools, orphanages and interaction with vulnerable street kids * He is accompanied by his wife Wendy, who is expected to host dinner for women * Palau will also host a business dinner with professional and civic leaders * Also on menu at the climax will be stuntmen’s performances using BMX bikes and also flying with motorbikes By…

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