Mtambo to Prioritize On Transformative Civic Education

Mtambo to Prioritize On Transformative Civic Education

By Ireen Kayira Lilongwe, July 25, Mana: Ministry of Civic Education and National Unity has said that it would push on transformative civic education that deals with mindset change. Minister in the Ministry, Timothy Mtambo said the focus of the Ministry to make issues of corruption, Covid-19 and tax justice a priority. “Most of the […]

MCP Ministers Dominate Cabinet Committee On Public Private Partnership

MCP Ministers Dominate Cabinet Committee On Public Private Partnership

Malawi President Rev Dr. Lazarus Chakwera on Friday appointed a special cabinet committee public private partnership comprising of four Malawi Congress Party (MCP) members and one each for UTM and Peoples Party. According to a press statement signed by Chief Secretary to the Government Zangazanga Chikhosi, the committee will be chaired by country’s Vice President […]

Vice President Chilima Meets With Heads Of Missions

Vice President Chilima Meets With Heads Of Missions

Nine Heads of Diplomatic Mission on Friday morning paid courtesy calls on Malawi’s Vice President, Dr. Saulos Chilima at his Capital Hill offices in Lilongwe. Chilima discussed a number of issues with the envoys bordering on social economic development and fostering of International Relations as a precursor for promotion of successful trade policies between nations. […]

Mathanga Gets Court Bail

Mathanga Gets Court Bail

The Blantyre Magistrate Court has granted bail to former Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Board Chairperson Jean Mathanga and former Chief Executive Officer John Kandulu. The Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested the two on Thursday alongside former ESCOM’s Director of Procurement Fanuel Nkhono and Senior Procurement Officer Emilias Kandapo for abuse of Office. On bail conditions, […]

MHRC Bemoans Lack of Funding Towards Access to Information Act

MHRC Bemoans Lack of Funding Towards Access to Information Act

By Morton Sibale, Mana Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has cited lack of budgetary allocations as one factor that delayed the operationalization of the Access to Information Act (ATIA). Commissioner Baldwin Chiyamwaka, who chairs the Civil and Political Rights Committee at MHRC said this Wednesday in Lilongwe at the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) during […]

Govt Set Aside MK3.1 Billion For Protection Of Persons With Albinism

Govt Set Aside MK3.1 Billion For Protection Of Persons With Albinism

By Morton Sibale, MANA Minister of Gender, Children, Community Development and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati has disclosed that government has set aside K3.1 Billion Kwacha to help in the protection of persons with albinism, who has been victims of gruesome attacks and murder in Malawi in recent years. The Minister Kaliati was speaking on Wednesday […]

We Are Afraid, We Are Living In Fear…

We Are Afraid, We Are Living In Fear…

BY KEN LIPENGA “There are some people suggesting that we should stop announcing covid deaths because we are scaring people off..No! A pandemic has to be grounded in reality. Hiding our heads In the sand and pretending the problem isn’t there does not make it go away.”Thandie Wa Pulimuheya, internationally renowned epistemologist(Thandie`s remarks have inspired […]

MEC Commissioner Jean Mathanga Arrested

MEC Commissioner Jean Mathanga Arrested

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Commissioner Dr. Jean Mathanga and former Board Chairperson for Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) John Kanduku. ACB’s Director Reyneck Matemba confirmed the arrest on Thursday evening. He said the bureau will release a statement on the matter. Commissioner Mathanga is allegedly connected to the […]

Veteran Journalist Akwete Needs Cancer Treatment

Veteran Journalist Akwete Needs Cancer Treatment

Media colleagues of veteran journalist Akwete Sande—who is battling cancer—have launched an appeal for funds to enable him travel to Zimbabwe for specialized surgery and further treatment. The appeal effort is being led by a fund-raising committee comprising fellow journalists and close associates. Committee Secretary, Stella Mhura said MWK 8.5 Million is needed for specialist […]