Chakwera Angers CDEDI For Delaying Report On Abuse of MK 6.2 Billion Covid-19 Funds

Chakwera Angers CDEDI For Delaying Report On Abuse of MK 6.2 Billion Covid-19 Funds

By Watipaso Mzungu- Contributor The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) has expressed disappointment with President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera’s failure last evening to produce a comprehensive report on the MK6.2 billion Covid-19 funds suspected to have been looted in the government. In one of his national addresses, Chakwera assured Malawians that he would […]

Council Stops BT Demos… CDEDI, BT Small Scale Business Operators File Fresh Application

Council Stops BT Demos… CDEDI, BT Small Scale Business Operators File Fresh Application

“Council used archaic and draconian tactics to deny citizens their constitutional right to peaceful demonstrations” By Watipaso Mzungu The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) and the Blantyre Small Scale Business Operators have filed a fresh application for permission to the Blantyre City Council to hold peaceful demonstration on January 13 2021. CDEDI and […]

CDEDI Describes Tonse Government As ‘Stillbirth’…Accuses Chakwera Of Delivering A Failed State, Absent Leadership

CDEDI Describes Tonse Government As ‘Stillbirth’…Accuses Chakwera Of Delivering A Failed State, Absent Leadership

By Watipaso Mzungu The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) has described the Tonse Alliance-led government as a ‘stillbirth’ and has since warned Malawians to brace for another term of executive arrogance, impunity, and gross disregard of the rule of law. CDEDI Executive Director Sylvester Namiwa, in his scathing statement titled ‘Malawi showing […]

CDEDI Accuses President Chakwera of Playing a Hypocrite on Transparency and Accountability

CDEDI Accuses President Chakwera of Playing a Hypocrite on Transparency and Accountability

By Watipaso Mzungu The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) has accused President Lazarus Chakwera and the whole Tonse Administration of playing hypocrites for failing to come out clear on how it spends government money on public events. CDEDI executive director Sylvester Namiwa, in a statement issued on Thursday, cites failure by Chakwera […]

Chakwera Told to Suspend State House Chief Of Staff, Director of Finance Over Crossroads Scandal

Chakwera Told to Suspend State House Chief Of Staff, Director of Finance Over Crossroads Scandal

The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) has asked President Lazarus Chakwera to suspend State House staff implicated in the Crossroads Hotel  scandal in order to pave way for investigations.   The Scandal involves the ‘suspicious’ payment MK12.5 Million Hotel bill from State House for accommodation for four foreign nationals, which state House […]

Chakwera Pressured to Act As Malawi Turns Into Lawless State

Chakwera Pressured to Act As Malawi Turns  Into Lawless State

The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) has asked Malawi President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera to denounce acts of mob justice as the country is degenerating into a lawless state. CDEDI Executive Director, Sylvester Namiwa made the comment in statement issued on Monday following the brutal killing of an elderly woman in Dedza district […]

CDEDI Pens MRA to Pursue Mapeto DWSM for Alleged Tax Evasion

CDEDI Pens MRA to Pursue Mapeto DWSM for Alleged Tax Evasion

The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) has written the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA), challenging the revenue collector to go after Faizal Latif of Mapeto DWSM Limited who is alleged to have under-declared duty mid-2019. CDEDI executive director Sylvester Namiwa is accusing MRA of preferential treatment in the tax law enforcement and application […]

CDEDI Pens Chakwera To Discipline Mr. Harry Mkandawire For Politicising MEDEF, Attacking VP Chilima

CDEDI Pens Chakwera To Discipline Mr. Harry Mkandawire For Politicising MEDEF, Attacking VP Chilima

Press StatementLilongwe, September 6, 2020 PRESIDENT CHAKWERA SHOULD DISCIPLINE MR. HARRY MKANDAWIRE, MCP VICE PRESIDENT FOR THE NORTH The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) is challenging President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera to publicly distance himself from the retrogressive and highly insensitive remarks his Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Vice President for the North Mr. […]

CDEDI Pens Attorney General Sulungwe Over Chisale Re-Arrest

CDEDI Pens Attorney General  Sulungwe Over Chisale Re-Arrest

Dear Sir, RE: Appeal For Consolidated Charges Against Suspects The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) kindly writes to congratulate you, sir, on the way you have been discharging your duties so far in your capacity as the Attorney General. Of late you have brought a new lease of life to this office. […]