‘Parliament running out of time’

Parliament has only Monday next week to comply with the Constitutional Court order to give effect to the 50+1 system of electing a president or risk plunging the country into a constitutional crisis. In an interview yesterday Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament chairperson Kezzie Msukwa said the House has two options; to resuscitate constitutional Amendment…

Minister commissions depot, market projects

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Ben Phiri has commissioned the construction of bus depots and markets in Thyolo and Chiradzulu districts, respectively. Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony in Thyolo on Friday and Chiradzulu on Saturday, Phiri said the projects will improve economic activities of people of the two districts. “The markets and bus…

Ntcheu Stadium ready September

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Ben Phiri has said Ntcheu Stadium will be ready for use in September this year, He made the statement at the weekend after visiting the 16 000-capacity facility, whose construction at Kandota Village in  Traditional Authority Kwataine, started in 2017. Phiri said although the K4.6 billion project is…

Vuwa, Mhone case in Supreme Court today

The Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal will today start hearing an appeal by former Nkhata Bay Central legislator Ralph Mhone  to suspend enforcement of a High Court judgement that confirmed Symon Vuwa Kaunda the winner of the parliamentary elections in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections. However, Kaunda’s lawyer has said they will not attend…

Kabwila pleads not guilty, bail fate today

Former Salima North West legislator Jessie Kabwila spent her third night in a police cell on Monday as the Lilongwe Senior Resident Magistrate’s Court deferred the ruling on her bail application to today. Police arrested Kabwila, now a UTM Party politician, on Saturday evening in connection with the remarks she made during demonstrations organised by…

Time up for Zambian club

Zambian top-flight league side Lusaka Dynamos risk Fifa sanctions, including a ban, for failing to meet the world football governing body’s deadline to pay Malawian footballer DalitsoSailesi $128 675 (about K95.2 million) in compensation for breach of contract. On October 3 2019, Fifa’s Dispute Resolution Chamber ordered the club to process the payment within 45…

FAM aspirants upbeat of winning elections

A mixture of euphoria and optimism has swept through the local football governing body’s corridors as FAM goes to the polls today to elect new office bearers to be entrusted with the running of the game for the next four years. The setting is Sunbird Nkopola along the shores of Lake Malawi in Mangochi where…

World Vision Malawi touts projects’ success

World Vision Malawi (WVM) country director Hazel Nyathi has said they are making strides in improving lives of people in the Southern Region through projects they are implementing. Nyathi made the remarks on Wednesday in Blantyre during a meeting with stakeholders from the region. “Among other things, we distributed mosquito nets with the help of…

Soladite rocks awaiting to be loaded

Malawi national football team’s poor performance in the past decade has overshadowed postive strides  of Football Association of Malawi (FAM), Weekend Nation’s analysis of the association’s strategic plans can reveal. FAM’s four-year strategic plans between 2009 and 2019 focused on a number of targets with the objective of professionalising football by the end of this…

Malawi to feel the weight of Heavy K

Malawi brace up! South Africa’s house music producer-cum-Dj Heavy K is set to perform in Mangochi and Lilongwe next week. His first performance will be on December 13 at Davido Lounge in Mangochi then on Saturday the Beautiful War creator will be at Living Room in Lilongwe.  The South African music hotshot, who is coming…

Tabitha narrowly misses Asian Tourney golden boot

Malawian women’s football icon Tabitha Chawinga missed the inaugural Asian Women’s Club Championship Golden Boot Award by a whisker after finishing second. Chawinga scored three goals, just a goal shy of top scorer Mina Tanaka of Nippon TV Beleza. “It was just tough luck, otherwise I could have scored more goals in our opening game…

Golfer Chidale breaks record

Malawi’s blossoming professional golfer Paul Chidale on Sunday finished third at the Tanzania Open at Kili Golf Club in Arusha, Tanzania. He becomes the first Malawian professional golfer to achieve that feat. After a slow start on Friday when he shot +7, nine shots behind eventual champion and experienced Dismas Indiza, who posted -2 gross…

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