Opinion

Improving Conditions in the Agricultural Sector in Malawi

Improving Conditions in the Agricultural Sector in Malawi

Four years ago, the Ministry of Labour published the National Plan of Action on Child Labour (NPACL), the result of a highly participatory process spanning more than two and half years. Back then we were relying largely on anecdotal evidence about the implementation of interventions to combat child labour, but even so we could see […]

Imploring Your Excellency To Shelve Plans To Explore And Exploit Possible Oil Wealth On Lake Malawi

Imploring Your Excellency To Shelve Plans To Explore And Exploit Possible Oil Wealth On Lake Malawi

Your Excellency, Malawians whose livelihoods depend (and from time-immemorial have depended) on Lake Malawi remaining pristine and uncontaminated have viewed your election to the highest office on the land as God’s miraculous intervention in their favour on the matter. Let me from the very outset dispel the shameful lies peddled by proponents of oil exploitation […]

A Look At Lutepo Note:How Bophani, Makwinja, Jai Banda, Assani, Kalemba, Nyasulu Shielded Joyce Banda – Full Letter

A Look At Lutepo Note:How Bophani, Makwinja, Jai Banda, Assani, Kalemba, Nyasulu Shielded Joyce Banda – Full Letter

OSWALD FYWELL GIDEON LUTEPO P.O. Box 915, LILONGWE. 17th July, 2014 The Honourable Attorney General Private Bag 333 Capital City LILONGWE 3. Dear Sir, RE: COMPLAINT AGAINST MESSRS BRUNO KALEMBA, FAHAD ASSANI AND KAMUDONI NYASULU FOR PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT I write to lodge a formal complaint against Messrs Bruno Kalemba (the Director of Public Prosecutions), Mr […]

MCP Still A Confused Bunch – Now They Demand Govt Of National Unity

MCP Still A Confused Bunch – Now They Demand Govt Of National Unity

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has recently  expressed its  interest in the need for the country to embrace a Government of National Unity (GNU) saying the current Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government did not win handsomely to run affairs of the state on its own. This was disclosed by the party’s outspoken spokesperson Jessie Kabwila of […]

20 July, A Moment Worth A Special Place In The Country’s History

20 July, A Moment Worth A Special Place In The Country’s History

It‟s that historic day again. The day Malawi as a nation is supposed to take a pause to reflect on the sufferings and blood-shed our fallen and living heroes went through to contribute to the country‟s freedom and democracy we enjoy today. It wasn‟t an easy undertaking, given the shrinking civil and political space, then. […]

Praise for Mutharika’s Frugal Travel…Fare Thee Well Daily Road shows

Praise for Mutharika’s Frugal Travel…Fare Thee Well Daily Road shows

It is almost two months since President Peter Mutharika was sworn in as Head of State. Within a similar period in 2012, the then president Joyce Banda-who was in May this year voted out of State House literally kicking and screaming-had already travelled to South Africa, Mozambique, United Kingdom (UK) and I can’t remember whereelse. […]

‘Do We Really Expect Mutharika To Sideline Colleagues Who Gave Him The Winning Formula And Incorporate Others Who Have No Idea About The Vision That Guided The Campaign?

‘Do We Really Expect Mutharika To Sideline Colleagues Who Gave Him The Winning Formula And Incorporate Others Who Have No Idea About The Vision That Guided The Campaign?

If you ask any person why they did not vote for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) president Peter Mutharika, top on the list would be because the Mutharikas are perceived to be nepotistic. A few other people would cite fear of a repeat of DPP’s poor human rights record. It is not like the critics have […]

Malawi at 50 – Stocking Progress And Promotion Of Human Rights For All , Rule of Law

Malawi at 50 – Stocking Progress And Promotion Of Human Rights For All , Rule of Law

Reflecting The Past, Present And Future In Light Of Vienna Consensus And Other Domestic And International Human Rights Instruments: A Golden Opportunity To Bend The Hand Of Clock Towards A True Democratic State Built On Respect For All Human Rights, Rule Of Law And Constitutionalism 1.0. INTRODUCTION There is no gainsaying that, as a country, […]

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