Malawi President Chakwera Defends ‘Incestuous’ Cabinet

Malawi President Chakwera Defends ‘Incestuous’ Cabinet

Malawi President Reverend Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has defended the appointment of family members and close friends into his full cabinet saying the appointments were based on merit. In his 31 member team cabinet announced on Wednesday, Chakwera appointed Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Deputy President Sidik Mia and his wife as Minister of Transport and Deputy […]

Malawi Makes Face Masks Mandatory

Malawi Makes Face Masks Mandatory

Malawi government has made the wearing of face masks mandatory in all government institutions as the measure of fighting the spread of Coronavirus which has so far claimed twenty five lives in the country. The Chief Secretary to the Government, Zanga-Zanga Chikhosi made the order in a statement issued on Thursday. He said all clients […]

Activists Tear Chakwera Apart, Malawians Feel Cheated

Activists Tear Chakwera Apart, Malawians Feel Cheated

Malawi Human Rights Activists and Social Commentators have torn apart President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera’s full cabinet describing it as a family affair and gender insensitive cabinet. Chakwera announced cabinet list on Thursday with Muhammad Sidik Mia and his wife Abida Mia being included in the Cabinet a development which has attracted mixed reactions from Malawians. […]

HRDC to Meet Chakwera Over ‘Family Affairs’ Cabinet

HRDC to Meet Chakwera Over ‘Family Affairs’ Cabinet

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) says will be meeting President Lazarus Chakwera this afternoon over his recent released 31 member cabinet. Chakwera released a full Cabinet list on Thursday with Muhammad Sidik Mia and his wife Abida Mia being included in the Cabinet a development which has attracted mixed reactions from Malawians.   As not […]

No Retreat: Kameza Covid-19 Isolation Centre Workers to Continue With Strike

No Retreat: Kameza Covid-19 Isolation Centre Workers  to Continue With Strike

By Loness Gwazanga, MANA Frontline workers at Kameza COVID-19 Isolation Centre in Blantyre say will continue with their stay-away despite District Commissioner Bennet Nkasala calling on them to end it and continue providing services while their grievances on unpaid allowances are being looked into. On Tuesday, Nkasala addressed the frontline workers who have been shunning work […]

Malawians Should Reject ‘Family Affairs’ Cabinet- Analyst

Malawians Should Reject ‘Family Affairs’ Cabinet-  Analyst

Law Prof Danwood Chirwa Writes: Now that we know that the list of cabinet appointments is authentic, it is time to call upon all Malawians to rise up once more, raise their voices and reject this cabinet. Once again, Malawians are taken as fools. Newly elected President Lazarus Chakwera has quickly transformed himself into a […]

Prof Danwood Chirwa’s Speak on New Cabinet: I Suspect It’s Fake, Why Including Cashgate Masterminds and Beneficiaries?

Prof Danwood Chirwa’s Speak on New Cabinet: I  Suspect It’s Fake, Why Including Cashgate Masterminds and Beneficiaries?

Prof Danwood Chirwa’s take on the new Cabinet: Someone has kindly sent me a list of the full cabinet appointments by President Chakwera. I can’t help suspecting it is fake. If it is not, tough times still lie ahead fellow Malawians. The restructuring of government seems to have been shaped by political deals than by […]

Family Ties, Rather Than Merit, Dominate The Appointment Decision-Says Onjezani Kenani

Family Ties, Rather Than Merit, Dominate The Appointment Decision-Says Onjezani Kenani

Onjezani Kenani Wrote; I will not lie, I am greatly underwhelmed by the cabinet list. Perhaps our expectations were too high. Husband and wife and the wife’s cousin all in one cabinet, really? Malawi wokomera tonse? Gospel Kazako, owner of Zodiak Broadcasting Station, Minister of Information. The Minister of Information is an ex-officio member of […]

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