MEC calls on parties to submit names of monitors for November 5 by-elections
By Duncan Mlanjira In preparation for the November 5 by-elections in Lilongwe South Constituency and Matenje Ward in Kasungu North West Constituency the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is requesting all political parties, aspiring candidates and civil society organizations to submit names of their monitors and observers to the respective MEC district offices. A communique signed by MEC’s Chief Elections Officer, Sam Alfandika, says names of the aspirants should be submitted using form REG.014 which can be obtained from the...

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Malawi College of Medicine Professor Muula lodges complaint to Police IG over teargassing hospital
By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi College of Medicine lecturer, Professor Adamson S. Muula has lodged a complaint to Malawi Police Service Inspector General Duncan Mwapasa over his officers overzealous action of dispersing demonstrators by teargas those that had fled into the compound of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Hospital (QECH) on Tuesday September 24. The police action greatly affected the referral hospital’s patients, staff and guardians and Professor Muula says he is requesting that such adventurous actions by some police officers...

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World Bank Approves $57 Million Equivalent in Support of Mozambique and Malawi Regional Interconnector Project
WASHINGTON, September 17, 2019— The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank Group today approved a total of $57 million equivalent for the Mozambique-Malawi Regional Interconnector Project. The project will interconnect the Mozambique and Malawi transmission systems to enable both countries to engage in bilateral and regional power trade in the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP). Of this amount, Mozambique will receive $42 million equivalent as an International Development Association (IDA) grant. Malawi will receive a $15 million...

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First Lady visits World Vision in New York
New York, September 26, 2019: First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has commended World Vision for uplifting lives of Malawians through various programmes. Such programmes include health, agriculture, food security, education, economic development, child protection, water and sanitation. Mutharika said this on Thursday during her visit to World Vision offices in New York where she addressed the organisation’s executives. “My visit today is to appreciate your office and also convey my appreciation to various US sponsors who are contributing to Malawi’s...

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Malawi’s Judge Mwale provides expertise to development of UN legal toolkit that that touches on mothers accused of crimes 
By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi’s High Court Judge, Justice Fiona Mwale was amongst high profile judicial officers and other stakeholders at a meeting that took place at the Thailand Institute of Justice in Bangkok, Thailand organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) early this month that reviewed and revised a toolkit that provides gender responsive alternatives to imprisoning mothers who serve prison sentences with their young children.   This is a common phenomenon all over the...

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Lumumba implores South Africans to live in harmony with the rest of Africa
By Duncan Mlanjira  Staunch Pan-Africanist, Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba from Kenya condemns the xenophobic attacks happening in South Africa and pleaded with them to live in harmony with the foreign nationals in their country, saying Africa is one and each and every country should depend on each other. Lumumba said this at the 2019 Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM) annual conference on Saturday at Sun ‘n’ Sand Holiday Resort where he was a guest speaker, saying...

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Malawi’s Institute of Accountants ushers in new office bearers
By Duncan Mlanjira  Four members were elected into the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM) Council during its elective annual general meeting and conference held on Friday at Sun ‘n’ Sand Holiday Resort in the lakeshore district of Mangochi. The post of president was maintained by Joel Mwenelupembe as well as that of non-practising vice-president Phyles Kachingwe. Stephenson Kamphasa replaced David Mhango as a practising member and the other are Moffat Ngalande, Victoria Munkhondya and Madalo Mwenelupembe. Dalitso...

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Several multinational companies under investigation in Malawi; suspected of externalizing agricultural produce by under-declaring sale of prices
By Duncan Mlanjira At a Financial Services Lawyers conference at Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi on Monday, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Malawi, Dr. Grant Kabango disclosed that several multinational companies are under investigation under the suspicion of externalizing agricultural produce and products by under-declaring the sale of prices. He said the companies are concealing a goal amount of foreign currency expected to be received by the country. “By extension, the rest of the funds are being retained...

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NGO Village X funds construction of three rural communities nursery school blocks
By Duncan Mlanjira Malawian non-governmental organisation (NGO), Village X last week handed over three rural community nursery school blocks and five boreholes whose construction was funded in collaboration with the communities themselves in Zomba, Mangochi and Mulanje. The symbolic presentation was made in Mwenda Village in Zomba where Village X Country Director Myson Jambo said the whole project cost over K30 million. “What is so admirable about all this is that it’s the community leaders themselves who advise us...

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I have had 4 years, 4 months of work experience fulfillment — former Malawi UN diplomat Lot Dzonzi
By Duncan Mlanjira On 14th of January, 2019, Deputy Permanent Representative/Deputy Ambassador of Malawi to the United Nations, Lot Thauzeni Pansipadana Dzonzi, attained the mandatory age of 60 years and just like every public servant working with the Malawi government, it was time for him to retire.  He is now back home and says his four years and four months as a diplomatic for Malawi at the United Nations was a vast work experience fulfillment. In an exclusive interview,...

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