Tags: Bakili Muluzi

Hon. Folks, while focus is trained on the Saulos Chilima-led public service reforms, it’s important that government simultaneously lubricates other rusty cogs that equally hamper economic growth and improved living standards. One area that requires change is the wrong economic development model that has been pursued in the past 21 years of multiparty democracy. In…

Politicians caught pants down

They sank the Development of Malawian Traders Trust (Dematt) simultaneously with the Small Enterprise Development Organisation of Malawi (Sedom). By the time they were done with Dematt and Sedom, the two bodies were pathetic shells that ended up being thrown into the not-so- strong arms of the Malawi Enterprise Development Institute (Medi). The three weak…

Chief Justice defers Muluzi’s K1.7bn case

Newly sworn in Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda on Tuesday asked defence and prosecution lawyers to address some legal issues before he makes a decision in the K1.7 billion ($3.8 million) corruption case against former president Bakili Muluzi. The case came before Nyirenda after Muluzi’s lead lawyer, Tamando Chokotho, told High Court judge Maclean Kamwambe that…

JB guards partially disarmed

  Malawi Government has disarmed two of the security officers that immediate past president Joyce Banda has been using since leaving office after her loss in the May 20 2014 Tripartite Elections. Speaking on behalf of Banda, her press aide Tusekelo Mwanyongo confirmed the reduction yesterday, saying the security objects were taken away last week.…

Muluzi donates K1m for Chihana tombstone

Former president Bakili Muluzi has donated K1 million (about $2 000) towards the upgrading of the grave site of former second vice-president Tom Chakufwa Chihana who died in June 2006. Muluzi, who twice appointed Chihana as second vice-president between 1994 and 2004, made the donation in response to the Chihana family’s appeal for assistance to…

APM, Muluzi pay tribute to Sata

President Peter Mutharika yesterday led Malawians to condole Zambians on the death of President Michael Sata in London, United Kingdom, on Tuesday night. Sata, 77, had been receiving treatment at King Edward VII Hospital for an undisclosed illness and died after “a sudden onset of heightened heart rate”. He becomes the second sitting president in…

Muluzi assigned in good faith—Govt

Malawi Government has said people should not always expect animosity between a former president and the incumbent. Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa said this in an interview yesterday, noting that world over, former presidents are not “spent forces” as such they are given roles to play. Nankhumwa was reacting to critics that…

Muluzi appointed Commonwealth envoy

President Peter Mutharika has endorsed and pledged support to the appointment of former president Bakili Muluzi as Special Commonwealth envoy to Swaziland. Muluzi confirmed his appointment in an interview yesterday, saying he received the letter from Commonwealth secretary general Kamalesh Sharma and that he has already received a pledge of support from Mutharika. Said Muluzi:…

Reflecting on Malawi’s 50 years of post-independence gains and losses

Introduction This week Malawi celebrated 50 years of independence. During these 50 years there have been episodes of progress punctuated by tragedies of missed opportunities and inconsistent policy development and implementation. It is now an opportune time to reflect on the last 50 years and learn from the past, to understand the present and shape…