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 […]

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. […]

Malawi President Mutharika Hold Talks With Greek Orthodox Church Leader

Malawi President Mutharika Hold Talks With Greek Orthodox Church Leader

Today, His Excellency Prof. Arthur Mutharika hosted the Greek Orthodox Church leader for Alexandria and Africa His Divine Beatitude the Pope and Patriarch Theodoros 11. His Beatitude is in the country to revive missionary works with a focus on the messages of love, peace, harmony, unity and forgiveness. During the meeting, President Mutharika was conferred […]

HRDC Chair Timothy Mtambo Attacks MBC Crew

HRDC Chair Timothy Mtambo Attacks MBC Crew

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) Chairperson Timothy Mtambo on Wednesday confronted Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) journalists at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe. The MBC crew was at the airport working on the Development and expansion of facilities at Kamuzu International airport. While in their line of duty, the crew was suddenly confronted by Mtambo […]

Pope Calls for Love in Malawi

Pope Calls for Love in Malawi

By Andrew Magombo Greek Orthodox Church Leader, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, His Beatitude Theodoros II has urged Malawians to continue promoting love, peace and harmony in order to promote religious worshiping. He said this Tuesday in Lilongwe when the Egyptian Embassy hosted a dinner to the visiting Pope. Theodoros described love […]

Govt Hiring Council Staff

Govt Hiring Council Staff

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Ben Phiri says the ministry has embarked on a recruitment drive of all priority positions in councils. Phiri disclosed this in Parliament when he was responding to questions from Parliamentarians on what his Ministry is doing on high vacancy rate in councils. “We are aware of the vacancy […]

DoDMA Starts Maize Flour Distribution to Hunger Affected Families

DoDMA Starts Maize Flour Distribution to Hunger Affected Families

The Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) on Tuesday introduced the distribution of maize flour to food insecure households under the 2019/20 Lean Season Food Insecurity Response Programme (2019/20 LS-FIRP). All along, under the 2019/20 LS-FIRP, the department and various human partners, have been distributing relief maize in 21 districts and implementing cash transfers (for […]

Malawian Philanthropist Donates Assorted Items to Orphans

Malawian Philanthropist Donates Assorted Items to Orphans

By Steven Godfrey Mkweteza Some say valentine is all about celebrating love for the loved ones but to others, the day means sharing with the needy. A young philanthropist cum mentor, Eleanor Bisika-Banda, of Lilongwe thinks Valentine is about sharing. Banda donated food items such bags of maize flour and groundnuts, packets of sugar bottles […]