CDEDI disowns “fake letter” addressed to Minister Chimwendo-Banda

CDEDI disowns “fake letter” addressed to Minister Chimwendo-Banda

By Iommie Chiwalo The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI),has disassociated itself from a fake letter, which is making rounds on social media platforms, purportedly issued by CDEDI, and addressed to the Homeland Security Minister, Hon. Richard Chimwendo-Banda. The “fake letter” in question is tackling issues to do with refugees and asylum seekers […]

MHRC Weighs in on Contentious Land Issue in Mulanje, Thyolo

MHRC Weighs in on Contentious Land Issue in Mulanje, Thyolo

By Watipaso Mzungu State-funded Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has appealed to the government to come up with a clear short term and long-term strategy to address the plight of landless Malawians in Thyolo and Mulanje districts. The Commission Executive Secretary, Habiba Osman, emphasized that this requires an urgent response by the government. Osman has […]

CDEDI Says Peaceful Demos On In Thyolo Despite Chakwera’s Disapproval

CDEDI Says Peaceful Demos On In Thyolo Despite Chakwera’s Disapproval

By Iommie Chiwalo-Contributor The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI), says peaceful demonstrations in Thyolo are on despite the District Commissioner Douglas Moffat’s archaic tactical move to stop the constitutional rights. In a statement which this publication has seen and signed by CDEDI’s Executive Director Sylvester Namiwa, the peaceful demonstrations will still be […]

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 […]