Malawi NGOs to disclose expenditures

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) will start disclosing and reporting to the public their expenditures as one way of achieving transparency and accountability. This is one of the resolutions contained in the NGO Governance Charter that the Council for Non-Governmental Organisations in Malawi (Congoma) agreed on in Blantyre in 2007 during its annual general meeting. Malawi President…

Malawi athletes better records in China

They did not win medals, but Malawi’s five up-and-coming athletes were content to improve their personal best times at the 2014 Second Summer Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in China. The athletes took their turn in the final qualifying round on Sunday, two days after sailing past the first-round. Malawi chef de mission Jimmy Kadewere gave…

Flaws in chess national polls

Chess Asoociation of Malawi (Chessam) elections scheduled for Kamuzu Institute for Sports (KIS) tomorrow face quorum and eligibility challenges. Each regional league for the South (SRCL), Centre (CRCL) and North (NRCL) is supposed to contribute 10 paid-up members to, alongside four Chessam executive committee members, vote at the annual general meeting (AGM), but the tenure…

Kamanya suicide investigation stalls

Investigations into the suicide case of former deputy minister of Local Government and Rural Development, the late Godfrey Kamanya, have stalled because of insufficient evidence on the matter, police have said. In an interview with The Nation on Wednesday, Inspector General (IG) of Police Lot Dzonzi said despite Kamanya leaving a suicide note, police have…

Zikhale is frustrated—PP

People’s Party (PP) has described its campaign director Ken Zikhale Ng’oma’s defection from the party as a sign of frustration following his loss in the parliamentary election. Zikhale dumped the PP on Saturday and, in an interview yesterday, said he was joining the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) because PP and DPP have similar ideologies.…

Mutharika visits North amid calls for breakaway

President Peter Mutharika makes his first tour of the North today amid contentious calls for the region to become a standalone State or country. According to presidential adviser on unity and parliamentary affairs Symon Vuwa Kaunda, Mutharika will spell out his development agenda for the North when he confers degrees on Mzuzu graduates today and…

Mzimba chiefs shut down community radio

Crown Prince M’mbelwa V has come under fire for taking a community radio station off air following weeks of disagreements with the station’s management and board. What began as a strike by volunteers protesting against what some of them termed “slavish working conditions” and “meagre pay” on August 4 compelled the Inkosi ya Makhosi and…

Government owes Teveta K3 billion

Some government departments and institutions owe Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Training Authority (Teveta) money in excess of K3 billion in unpaid levies. This was revealed on Friday during a familiarisation visit by Minister of Labour and Manpower Development Henry Mussa to the Teveta secretariat in Lilongwe. In his remarks, Tevet acting executive director Wilson Makulumiza-Nkhoma…

Losing start for Kinnah/Sainfiet

Former Flames coaches Kinnah Phiri and his new Free State Stars boss Tom Saintfiet presided over a 0-1 loss to Kaizer Chiefs in the opening match for the South Africa Absa Premiership season at Charles Mopedi Stadium on Saturday. Sainfiet replaced Kinnah as Stars head coach last month. The Nation monitored the match on SuperSport…

Carlsberg Street party to have maximum security

Carlsberg Malawi has promised patrons attending its celebratory street party in Lilongwe of maximum security throughout the night of the event. The Carlsberg Street Party takes place on Friday sunset to Saturday morning along the Independence Drive. However, similar events had some patrons complaining of thefts and robberies and immoral behaviour among other challenges. “To…

Fam to plead with SA teams

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is planning to send its general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda to South Africa to plead with teams to consider releasing Flames players for next weekend’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations’ final preliminary round return leg against Benin. FAM president Walter Nyamilandu said the development follows failure to negotiate for the release…

Revellers in Mzuzu on Saturday night ran for their comfort while others stoned a police van after a senior mobile police officer unleashed pepper spray at Sports Café social joint. Bartender Waleke Mkandawire and witnesses described the scene as horrifying, saying the law enforcer was coming from the Police Senior Officers’ Mess when he brought…

The yellow cake that never cheered Malawi

Announced amid a huge political storm—a post election impasse refusing to abate—news that Australian energy giant, Paladin Energy Limited has halted production at the country’s sole uranium mine at Kayelekera in Karonga has been greeted with nervousness and regret by the country’s economic watchers. The development has, however, received a little lukewarm reaction than it…

Genetrix win 2013-14 Indoor Hockey League

Genetrix emerged the top team in the Indoor Hockey League, which started last December, after a series of matches played on Sunday at College of Medicine Sports Complex. They finished with 30 points followed by Mpingwe (25 points), Nyala (15 points) and Scorpions (14 points). Genetrix beat Mpingwe 3-0, but Mpingwe had the luxury of…