Many of us are witnesses of how riverbanks, markets and roadsides have become eyesores due to heaps of waste that remain uncollected for long durations. Regrettably, rivers, especially in urban areas, have lost their natural beauty. Most of them have become dumpsites, contaminated by both domestic and industrial waste.  The polluted water can no longer…

  Malawians need to cherish some strides the country has made to promote freedom of the press since the advent of multiparty politics in 1994. Of particular mention was the passing of the Communications Act (1998). The law liberated the broadcasting sector. Unlike in the one-party era when the country had only the State-controlled Malawi…

Surely, the rationale behind public sector reforms is to improve the performance of public institutions. The anticipation is that, with the improved performance, government will effectively and efficiently provide timely, relevant and quality goods and services to citizens. But if the reforms do not extend to review how boards of public institutions are constituted, the…