Mzomera bankrupt

  Outspoken Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Christopher Mzomera Ngwira risks losing his seat after the High Court in Lilongwe declared him bankrupt for failing to settle a $75 000 (about K55 million) debt plus accrued interests. The court made its determination on May 30 2018 after the defendant failed to pay the debt by…

Mzomera declared bankrupt

  Outspoken lawmaker for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party(DPP) for Mzimba Hora Christopher Mzomera Ngwira risks losing his seat after being declared bankrupt by High Court in Lilongwe for failing to settle a $75,000,00( about K55 million) debt plus accrued interests. The court made its determination on May 3rd 2018 after the defendant failed to…

Nurses body faces  K58m audit query

The National Organisation of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi (Nonm) is facing an audit query over K58 million in donor funds. The audit query has since forced Nonm’s major activity financier, the Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NNO), to withhold funding. NNO special adviser (development aid) Charlotte Sigurdson Christiansen confirmed in an e-mailed response to a questionnaire…

Budget, a wish list—Opposition

The 2018/19 financial blueprint which has been pegged at K1.5 trillion is just another “wish list” that will not translate into any gains for poor Malawians, opposition lawmakers have observed. Reacting to the financial plan presented yesterday by Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe, spokesperson on finance for People’s Party (PP) in Parliament John Chikalimba wondered why…

MCP indaba on

Msowoya, Kabwila  claim ignorance Excitement and a feeling of relief and accomplishment was in the air yesterday as Malawi Congress Party (MCP) delegates arrived in Lilongwe for their elective conference scheduled to start today. Some of the delegates started arriving as early as Thursday afternoon—hours after the Supreme Court of Appeal in Lilongwe lifted an…

DPP cadets pounce on Kaliati

Kaliati says use of violence will make Chilima popular Continued attacks and intimidation by alleged Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters against proponents of Vice-President Saulos Chilima’s presidential candidature for the party in 2019, will only make the Veep more popular. DDP lawmaker for Mulanje South Patricia Kaliati said this today after youth cadets blocked her…

Stop selling teachers lies—Committee

Parliament has rebuked Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for peddling what it termed as ‘lies’ which have given false hopes and frustrate professional teachers for years on end. Parliamentary Committee on Education chairperson Elias Chakwera yesterday led members of his committee at a meeting in Lilongwe in condemning the lack of ‘morals’ from ministry…

No CT scanning services at KCH

Some patients in need of CT scanning at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) in Lilongwe could be dying needlessly for failing to access such services at the facility, Nation on Sunday has learnt. The predicament follows the breaking down in November last year, of the only available machine at KCH, which was being accessed freely by…

Goodall should  apologise—Youth CSOs

Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe’s remarks that the youth are babies and lack experience to govern this country have drawn fire from youth bodies, accussing him of insulting them and demanded that he should apologise. But Gondwe yesterday said he will not apologise, saying he does not see anything wrong in what he said because he…

Members want Veep to stand as MP

Some Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday stormed Vice-President Saulos Chilima’s residence in the capital city to ask him to stand as member of Parliament (MP) for Lilongwe City Centre. Independent lawmaker David Bisnowaty is the incumbent MP for the constituency. The supporters, led by their constituency governor only identified as Mr Ayuda, yesterday went to…

Kalonga gets 7-year jail term

After waiting for at least two years, Cashgate convict Leonard Kalonga was yesterday slapped with a seven and a half-year jail term by the High Court in Lilongwe. The court, on August 26 2015,  convicted Kalonga, a former assistant director in the Ministry of Tourism on his own plea of guilty of stealing K3.7 billion.…

Chakwera wants Goodall probed

Leader of opposition in Parliament Lazarus Chakwera has demanded that the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) investigates both Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe and Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa. He also wants the two to appear before the Parliamentary Account Committee (PAC) for their roles in the acquisition and distribution of the contentious K4…

Dausi rebuts Chaponda

  Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nicholas Dausi has denied claims by former minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda that K95 million seized from his residence belonged to Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Dausi has also denied assertions that he was meant to collect the money which Chaponda alleged was to be…

Admarc dismisses Transglobe contract

Two officials from Agricultural development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) on Tuesday denied knowledge of a deal between Transglobe Export Produce Limited and the grain marketer to supply maize from Zambia. The officials, who were State witnesses in the ongoing Zambia maize deal, told a magistrate’s court sitting in Lilongwe that it was surprising to see…

Govt still mum on corruption indaba report

Almost 10 months after Malawi held a National Anti-Corruption Conference, government officials are still mum on whether resolutions and recommendations from delegates did form part of the final report. It is also not clear if the report was circulated to delegates and Cabinet deliberated on the resolutions and came up with action plans as expected…