UK government warns its citizens on Malawi political situation

  By Duncan Mlanjira United Kingdom ((UK) government has issued an alert on its nationals in Malawi or traveling there on the political situation as the country awaits the Constitutional Court ruling on the disputed May 21, 2019 tripartite elections. The alert issued on www.gov.uk says the Constitutional Court ruling on the electoral challenge that is expected to be announced in late January or early February 2020 could provoke further violent protests. “Protests have taken place in central Lilongwe…

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Roads Authority temporarily closes Salima-Nkhotakota road to rehabilitate washed away bridge banks

  By Maravi Express The Roads Authority (RA) has temporarily closed the M5 Road at Lingadzi Bridge near Chikwawa Trading Centre, which is about 29km from Kaphatenga in Salima and 73km from Nkhotakota. A statement from RA’s Chief Executive Officer, Engineer Emmanuel Matapa, said the closure is due to the heavy rains the area has been experiencing, which have scoured the bridge banks and that the northern approach of Lingadzi Bridge has been completely washed away. “Currently, the Roads…

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MRA urges employers to register domestic workers by Feb. 17

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) is urging employers who are paying domestic workers in excess of K45,000 register them at MRA as required by the Taxation Act by February 17, 2020.  According to reports, once they register their employees, all employers whether corporates and entrepreneurs will be given a Taxpayer Identification Number (TPIN). This is the number that creates an account with MRA into which all remittances are reflected and that all correspondents with MRA is done…

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Chitipa residents cause havoc over Mbilima Border Post

  By Duncan Mlanjira Chitipa residents stormed Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) offices to present a petition asking the government tax collecting body to remove officers at Mbilima Border Post whom they had earlier asked to be withdrawn. The residents are using MRA to force the government to upgrade the 35km stretch of the road that connects Chitipa Boma, the border post and Tanzania. Last week, the concerned citizens issued a 7-day ultimatum (from January 2) that MRA should favourably…

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People question why the solar power plant donated by Japan not functioning

  By Duncan Mlanjira  Malawi Airline’s flight to Johannesburg via Blantyre on Friday was delayed due to ESCOM power challenges at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe, prompting the public to ask why the solar energy plant that the Japanese government donated is not functioning. Commenting on social media, Solomon Gundadzuwa posed a thought that the country’s Immigration Department is in the process of implementing the e-passport, which in essence needs electricity to be available at the facility all…

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One injured as 4th floor of Delamare House catches fire

  By Duncan Mlanjira The 4th floor of Delamare House in Blantyre that houses Pakachere Institute of Health and Development Communication, caught fire on Friday morning and it is reported that one staff member was rushed to Adventist Hospital for treatment after he got injured. Blantyre Police spokesman told Zodiak Television, which also operates from the same building that the cause of the fire is unknown and that the victim got injured from flying broken glasses that shattered from…

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Rab Processors dispels negative reports of harsh treatment of staff

  By Duncan Mlanjira A staff member at Rab Processors, Vincent Chiphwanya, was found dead in the early hours of Wednesday morning having committed suicide through hanging and immediately the news went viral on social media, accusing the company of harsh treatment to its staff. But Rab Processors management, while being first at pains not to divulge more information in respect of the soul of deceased, said it is unfortunate that the issue is being brought out of proportion…

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DODMA urges flood affected communities to plant more trees

  By Collings Kalivute, MANA The Department of Disaster and Management Affairs (DODMA) has urged people in the country to plant more trees during this rainy season as one way of preventing disasters in the near future. Speaking in Ntcheu last Sunday after DODMA officials visited flood affected households in the area of Group Village Headman Phanga, Deputy Director for Response and Recovery Dyce Nkhoma said the Department is concerned with the extent of disasters that have affected many…

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UTM declines to meet with EU’s May 21 elections observers

  By Duncan Mlanjira UTM Party President Saulos Klaus Chilima has declined to meet with the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU-EOM), which is expected to arrive in the country on Wednesday January 9 , saying the election report they are to present is ill timed. The EU-EOM is expected to issue a fresh report on the May 21 tripartite elections but Chilima says he finds it most inappropriate that the Mission seeks to present a report on a…

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President Mutharika delegates Cabinet Ministers to honour funeral services of 3 prominent Malawians

  By Duncan Mlanjira President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has delegated three Cabinet Ministers to honour the funeral services of prominent Malawians — former Acting Inspector General of Police, Paul Kanyama; Deputy Vice Chancellor of Mzuzu University, Professor Fred Msiska and Flora Kafuwa, wife to Lieutenant General Clement Kafuwa (retired). Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi has been delegated to attend Kanyama’s funeral service, who passed away on Tuesday, January 7 and will be laid to rest on Thursday…

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