DPP MPs Speaks Out : ‘We Did Not Boycott Parliament, We Were Waiting for the Speaker Outside’

DPP MPs Speaks Out : ‘We Did Not Boycott Parliament, We Were Waiting for the Speaker Outside’

Member of Parliament for Blantyre City South, Noel Lipipa has dismissed as false and mere fabrication reports that governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members of parliament boycotted parliament on Friday afternoon. Briefing the media at parliament, Lipipa said the truth of the matter is that, after lunch break, the Speaker delayed to return to the […]

Professor of Law President Mutharika Vindicated On Constitutional Crisis

Professor of Law President Mutharika Vindicated On Constitutional Crisis

When the Constitutional Court judges delivered their verdict on the Presidential election case, President Peter Mutharika accepted the judgment with dignity and statesmanship. But he also observed that the judgment had errors that need to be corrected – for the sake of national good. In his national address, Mutharika said: “We consider the judgement as […]

Teachers Asked to Embrace Dialogue In Solving Problems

Teachers Asked to Embrace Dialogue In Solving Problems

Government on Thursday asked teachers in the country to embrace dialogue as one way of communicating and finding solutions on issues affecting them. Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mary Chirwa made the call during a two-day social dialogue meeting held at Malawi Sun Hotel in Blantyre. Speaking during a […]

DPP Must Defend Its Legitimately Earned Election Victory

DPP Must Defend Its Legitimately Earned Election Victory

The post-election drama we have seen is not about democracy or poor governance as the opposition and their operatives claim. It is not about any civilized explanations that they are giving. Read through the illogicality and illegitimacy of their actions, read through their refusal to be civilized in their conduct, read through their uncensored manner […]

No Money for Fresh Presidential Polls

No Money for Fresh Presidential Polls

Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Joseph Mwanamvekha on Friday told parliament that it will be difficult for government to fund fresh presidential elections. Mwanamvekha made the sentiments when presenting 2019/2020 mid-year budget statement to the August House. He said it would be difficult to finance fresh election due to pressure in the budget. The […]

Thyolo Residents Urged to Demand Better Services

Thyolo Residents Urged to Demand Better Services

By Tikondane Vega National Initiative Civic Education (NICE) Public Trust has urged people around Luchenza Municipal Council and Thyolo District Council to continue demanding better services from office bearers for improved living standards. NICE District Civic Education Officer for Thyolo, Moses Kaunda said this as the Trust has completed a one year project dubbed: “Strengthening […]

PAC Inquiry Report Submitted to Mutharika

PAC Inquiry Report Submitted to Mutharika

By Morton Sibale Chairperson of the Public Appointments Committee of Parliament, Collins Kajawa has told reporters that the final report on the committee’s inquiry into the competency of the commissioners of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has been sent to the president for further action. Kajawa said this Thursday afternoon at Parliament building in Lilongwe […]

Parliament Reject 50+1 Bill

Parliament Reject 50+1 Bill

Members of Parliament on Thursday rejected the constitutional amendment bill seeking to amend the parliamentary and presidential elections act to include a clause which would require the winner of a presidential election to have a 50+1 majority of the vote. The Constitution amendment bill required 128 votes (two thirds majority) to pass but 109 Members […]

No Need To Panic Over Locusts, Ministry Of Agriculture Insists

No Need To Panic Over Locusts, Ministry Of Agriculture Insists

By Chimwemwe Njoloma The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has reiterated that farmers in the country should not panic over reports of desert locusts that are destroying crops in East African countries. Farmers in the country have expressed fear that the desert locusts may migrate to Malawi and wreak havoc on their crops. […]

DPP Supporters Demand Restoration Of Electoral Justice

DPP Supporters Demand Restoration Of Electoral Justice

By Synd Kalimbuka Thousands of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) followers in the Eastern Region expressed dismay in the manner the Constitutional Court (Con-court) Judges handled the Presidential electoral case. DDP followers marched in Zomba on Wednesday, describing the Court ruling which made a determination that there should be fresh presidential elections as fraudulent. In the petition […]