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Mec Calls For Voter Registration

Mec Calls For Voter Registration

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Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has appealed to registered voters to verify their details in the voters’ roll as the third phase of the voter verification exercise starts today. The third phase of the exercise will cover Mangochi , Balaka , Machinga , Zomba , Chiradzulu, Mulanje, Phalombe, Thyolo and Luchenza Municipality and is expected to end on December 30. In a statement yesterday, MEC chief elections officer Sam Alfandika also encouraged registrants to visit the centres where they had registered. He urged political party leaders to mobilise their supporters to go and verify their details in large numbers before the exercise closes so that they take part in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections. Said Alfandika: “The commission is also appealing to all candidates and polit
Mia Stirs Disturbance In MCP, Eyes Msowoya’s Post

Mia Stirs Disturbance In MCP, Eyes Msowoya’s Post

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Business mogul and politician Mohammad Sidik Mia continues to cause divisions in the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) with the party's vice-president Richard Msowoya looking for an exit door. Mia on Tuesday made public his interest to contest as vice-president for the  at the party’s convention. Mia made his position known when he hosted about 50 MCP shadow members of Parliament (MPs) from the Southern and Eastern regions in Blantyre. He said: “I am vying for no other position, but the vice-presidency of the Malawi Congress Party come the convention anytime soon. That is it. I stand by it and I am very ready.” Mia said since joining MCP—a political party that ruled Malawi during the one-party State between 1964 and May 1994—he has worked hard to ensure that he gets the position of vice-pres
Family Club: Uladi Accuses JB Of Grooming Son For PP Presidency

Family Club: Uladi Accuses JB Of Grooming Son For PP Presidency

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People’s Party (PP) former acting president Uladi Mussa has accused the party’s self-exiled president Joyce Banda of grooming her son, Roy Kachale for the leadership of the party. Mussa has since the party as a family club. Mussa further accused Banda that it is her family that controls the affairs in the party and resources’, saying the National Executive Committee (NEC) is there just to rubber stamp family decisions. According to Mussa, apart from Banda who leads from aboard where she has been since she lost the Tripartite Election in 2014, her sister Cecilia Kumpukwe runs the show in the party. Mussa also said Banda’s nephew Andekuche Chanthunya is the former president’s spokesperson. “It is the Joyce Banda family party, run by family members and the rest just rubber stamp,” he sai
Raima Chakuamba’s Body Jets In Today

Raima Chakuamba’s Body Jets In Today

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Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) says the body of late Mrs. Raima Chakuamba will not arrive in the country today from the United States as previously announced. According to the OPC, Family members say this is due to challenges with flights from the USA. Ethiopian airlines that are expected to carry the body are yet to confirm new flight details.   The Late Mrs. Chakuamba was spouse to Hon. Gwanda Chakuamba (Deceased). Mrs. Chakuamba passed away on Sunday, 10th December 2017 in the USA.NE
Parliament Investigates K567 Million Suspected Fraud

Parliament Investigates K567 Million Suspected Fraud

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Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) says it will investigate a K567 million interest payout controversy involving food supplier Pioneer Investments and Malawi Police Service (MPS). PAC chairperson Alekeni Menyani said this after The Nation Newspaper revealed the suspected fraud which the Auditor General  Stevenson Kamphasa i reported to have been “bulldozed” to authorize a payment to a company owned by filthy rich Asians, Pioneer Investment for 500 000 units of food rations it supplied to Police. The company is claiming K567 million in interest for what it says was late payment from January 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 for goods which were supplied to government after receiving advance payment. Menyani has since said his committee will summon Piooner Investment officials, Auditor G
Malawi Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

Malawi Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

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Malawi President, Peter Mutharika has said Malawi is making tremendous progress in achieving the UN sustainable development goals. Professor Mutharika made the remarks during the official opening of the Maternal Child Health Board Conference at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. President Mutharika said the country has managed to improve some selected health indicators such as in the HIV and AIDS sector. The Malawi leader also said the country has managed to reduce preventable deaths due to his government’s commitment in improving health sevirces. "Malawi is making steady progress in a number of Sustainable Development Goals. We have proved our potential to accomplish some of the goals. One area of accomplishment is in providing our citizens with legal identific
Mutharika Pledges To Fight Corruption At All Cost

Mutharika Pledges To Fight Corruption At All Cost

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President Peter Mutharika has expressed his anger at the level corruption in the country and vowed to support the fight against the conduct in its totality. Mutharika was speaking at police headquarters in Lilongwe on Monday when he officially received 100 police vehicles from the People’s Republic of China. “I am tired of corruption in this country. If I happen to catch such corrupt individuals, I will deal with them. Every project we are carrying out in this country, some selfish individuals want to get something out of it. That must stop,” warned Mutharika. Mutharika said corruption cannot be fought successfully without the involvement of the general public. “Police cannot function without efficient transport. I urge the Inspector General of police to make sure these vehicles are ta
Security Boost: APM Hands Over 100 Vehicles To Malawi Police

Security Boost: APM Hands Over 100 Vehicles To Malawi Police

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The Malawi Police Service has received an early Christmas gift of 100 vehicles from the People’s Republic of China. Receiving the vehicles on behalf of the government at Police Headquarters in Lilongwe, President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, praised the 10-year-old bilateral ties between Malawi and China saying a gift of 100 vehicles can only come from a true friend. Mutharika said the donation will help maintain security by making the police more efficient while ensuring that the police have good transportation. The President then urged the Inspector General of Police to ensure that the vehicles are taken care of and that they are distributed equitably. The 100 vehicles include three lorries, two buses, 10 minibuses, 60 pick-ups, 10 station wagons and 15 salons. Chinese represent
Civil Society Organizations Court Bushiri On anti-Govt Demos: Budget At K80 Million

Civil Society Organizations Court Bushiri On anti-Govt Demos: Budget At K80 Million

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Civil Society Organizations that are backing the Public Affairs Committee (PAC demonstrations on 13th December, have turned to the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) leader Prophet Shepherd Bushiri for financial support. The CSOs leaders that comprise Timothy Mtambo of the Center for Human Rights and Rehabilitation CHRR, Gift Trapense of the Center for the Development of People (Cedep), Human rights activist Billy Mayaya met Bushiri’s Communications Director on Monday 4th December at area 47’s Annies Lodge where they presented a funding proposal for the demos to Bushiri through Nyondo. Also present at the meeting was UDF publicist Ken Ndanga. The meeting was held at the Lodge where Nyondo was lodging and happened on Monday night from 8:30pm. The meeting was meant to start at 7pm but