Former First Lady, Madame Shanil Dzimbiri to be accorded State funeral; Chilima’s scheduled for Monday at Nsipe in Ntcheu

Chilima being welcomed back home from the Africa-Korea Summit by Shanil Dzimbiri a day before the crash * The late Vice-President will lie in state at his official residence in Area 12 in Lilongwe on Friday and Saturday * MACRA deeply concerned by the circulation of graphic and insensitive material related to the plane crash Maravi Express Former First Lady, Madame Shanil Dzimbiri will be accorded anState funeral with full military honours, Minister of Information & Digitalisation, Moses Kunkuyu…

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FIFA President condole late Chilima’s family

* Infantino was scheduled to meet Chilima as well as inspect other footballing projects in Malawi * He presented a jersey No. 9 to Madam Chilima, which had been meant for her late husband Maravi Express FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who arrived yesterday on football matters, visited Vice-President, late Saulos Chilima at his residence in Area 12 in Lilongwe this afternoon where he offered his condolences to Madam Mary Chilima and the family. A report published on official Malawi…

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President Chakwera establishes committee for late Chilima’s funeral arrangements

Kunkuyu * The funeral would be conducted with full state honours and also declared is a 21-day mourning period * Minister Kunkuyu emphasises the importance of relying on credible sources for information regarding the funeral to prevent misinformation * Assured the nation that they would be informed of the committee members’ specific roles as preparations progress By Priscilla Phiri, MANA Minister of Information & Digitalization, Moses Kunkuyu has announced that President Lazarus Chakwera has established a special committee to…

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The passing of Chilima is devastating for some of us who knew each other as young boys growing up as neighbours—Eulogy by Don Consultancy Group Chief Economist Chifipa Mhango

Chifipa (2nd left) and his twin brother with Saulos, Titus Munthali and Linda Phoya * During that time at University of Malawi, in the early 1990s, when the political wind of change towards the democratisation of many southern African countries — such as South Africa, Zambia etc started gaining momentum, Malawi was not spared. * We then formed the student wing of the Alliance of Democracy (AFORD) which was led by democracy campaigner, the late Chakufwa Chihana as its national…

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‘Chilima was a performer, a workaholic and has been an achiever everywhere he has been’

* First Malawian to head Airtel Malawi, the leading pan-African mobile telecommunications company in the southern Africa * Before that, he held senior sales marketing positions in the banking sector and the fast moving consumer goods sector * Namely the Leasing & Finance Company, Unilever Malawi, Coca-Cola and Carlsberg * He was first sworn in as Vice-President of the Republic of Malawi on 30th May, 2014 and for his second term on 28th June, 2020 By Duncan Mlanjira As…

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Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima was a formidable Vice-President, a patriotic citizen who served his country with distinction—President Chakwera

* I consider it one of the greatest honours of my life to have had him as my deputy and counsellor for the past four years * His passing is a terrible loss to his wife Mary, his family, his friends, his colleagues in Cabinet * And to all of us as a nation that found his leadership and courage a source of inspiration By Duncan Mlanjira President Lazarus Chakwera was visibly shaken as he stood behind the lectern;…

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Malawian youths challenged to take a leading role in fighting climate change

* Young people are the future of every country—Catholic University Vice-Chancellor, Associate Prof. Ngeyi Kanyongolo * So we need to encourage them always to be participating in climate change management * Because they are also the most impacted group which becomes vulnerable in climate disasters period By Victor Singano Jnr Youth in the country have been encouraged to be in the forefront in implementing the global environment measures that can help to fight against the current challenges of climate…

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Enforcement of safety by Road Traffic Department officers on an overloaded lorry carrying people to a funeral draws mixed reactions

* The country has recorded so many cases of people going to a funeral and being involved in accidents * And more people dying due to roadworthy of the car, careless driving and overloading * The application to the law is selective as political party supporters are let to go scot free by road traffic police By Duncan Mlanjira There was hot debate on social media of Facebook and WhatsApp platforms on how far the Department of Road Traffic…

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‘Review of Communications Act very important as communication landscape has changed with the introduction of various disruptive technologies’

MACRA Director General, Daud Suleman * Also reviewed and passed was the Data Protection Bill, which was assented to by President Lazarus Chakwera on February 1, 2024 *  Marking a significant milestone in MACRA’s efforts to safeguard the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals with respect to the processing of their personal data By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) Director General, Daud Suleman emphasises that clauses of the Communications Act were passed in 2016, whose formulation process…

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Over 440 entries received for 53rd letter writing competition organised by MACRA

Last years winners with MACRA Director General Daud Suleman * Winners of the 53rd edition, which ran from January to March 2024, are expected to be unveiled at an event to be held in Mzuzu this month * Organised in collaboration with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) to which Malawi is a member * A specialized agency of the United Nations that coordinates postal policies and systems around the world Maravi Express The 2024 International Letter Writing Competition, which…

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