Tags: Peter Mutharika

Chaos at PAC meeting

  Tension stained the closing stages of the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) 5th All Inclusive Stakeholders Conference Thursday night when opposition political parties and government representatives turned the meeting into a battlefield. It all started after some government representatives disputed particular oral recommendations submitted by the country’s two major opposition political parties—Malawi Congress Party (MCP)…

Ngolongoliwa elevation celebration Saturday

  President Peter Mutharika is set to preside over a function this Saturday to celebrate elevation of Senior Chief Ngolongoliwa of Thyolo. President Mutharika, through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, recently elevated Ngolongoliwa from Traditional Authority (T/A) to senior chief. The event’s organising committee chairperson Dickson Makhumba said the function will take…

Arrest crooks reselling Admarc maize—APM

  President Peter Mutharika yesterday ordered police to track down and arrest all “criminal maize vendors” who connive with crooked Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) officials to purchase subsidised maize at night and resell it to poor citizens at exorbitant prices. “This is outrageous and most criminal. It is moral recklessness which I am…

APM talks tough on corruption

  President Peter Mutharika on Thursday warned Malawians, especially public servants, against using low salaries and poverty as excuses to engage in corruption. He said his administration will prosecute anyone involved in corruption. The President issued the warning at Chisitu ground in Mulanje during this year’s commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day held under the theme…

APM urges support for people with disabilities

President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday appealed to Malawians to donate generously towards programmes aimed at offering skills, jobs and economic independence to disabled people in the country. The President was speaking at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe after inaugurating this year’s Malawi Council for the Handicapped (Macoha) Flag Week. Every year, Macoha uses the flag week…

ATI Bill not for donors—APM

  President Peter Mutharika has said government will not table the contentious Access to Information (ATI) Bill to please donors, but because it is important for people to know what was happening in a democracy. However, Mutharika warned that he hoped the media would not abuse the wide access to information that the law would…

Mutharika dismisses land eviction reports

  President Peter Mutharika has dismissed reports that his administration has allowed big name multinationals to grab land from poor smallholder farmers to diversify from tobacco farming. Mutharika’s denial is contrary to reports issued by land rights organisations such as ActionAid Malawi and LandNet Malawi earlier this year which indicated that Malawi had entered into…

APM hits at donors for aid withdrawal

  President Peter Mutharika has hit at donors accusing them of bypassing the national development agenda with the insistence to provide funding outside the government systems. Speaking in an interview with British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hard Talk programme with Zeinab Bardawi on Monday, Mutharika said donors were punishing the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration by…