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Leaders to blame for mob justice—CCJP

Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) has blamed leadership decay at community level as contributing to the macabre cases of mob justice that communities execute on crime suspects. CCJP’s observations follow dreadful killings of seven people in Nsanje District on March 1 on suspicion that they were found with human bones, and another incident…

MCA-M, CCJP in economic empowerment project

A project being jointly spearheaded by Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) and Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi (MCA-M) is set to economically empower women in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chowe’s area in Mangochi. The three-year project, which will run from 2015 to 2018, aims to address environmental challenges that culminate into sedimentation in the Shire River…

CCJP to address Mangochi women’s challenges

  Lingamasa women in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chowe in Mangochi will now rub shoulders with their colleagues in the business world after the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP), in conjunction with the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), embarked on a gender project. The three-year (2015 – 2018) project, whose aim is to address environmental…

Govt bemoans illegal charcoal burning

  Dowa district forestry officer Deborah Mushali has appealed to government sectors and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in the district to find ways of stopping illegal charcoal burning which is said to have hit alarming levels. Mushali asked for alternative businesses for charcoal burners to save the natural resources which are being depleted. Speaking during…

Macra forms ICT forum in Central Region

  Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) on Wednesday launched an Information Communication and Technology (ICT) forum in the Central Region which will among other things, help Macra sensitise the public. Macra deputy director for legal services Thoko Chimbe said there was a lot to be done in terms of awareness, adding that communications services, especially…

Chikwawa’s Makhuwira court opens after five years

The Judiciary has pledged to deploy a magistrate and other staff to manage affairs at the rehabilitated Makhuwira’s Ngwengwe court in Chikwawa after over five years without functioning. The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) of Chikwawa Diocese handed over the rehabilitated court on Friday at Malata Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Makhuwira. On his…

CCJP brands Mines Ministry evil

Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) has branded Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mines evil for allegedly tolerating Globe Metals and Mining’s delayed roll-out of its mining project while ignoring acute poverty inflicted on Kanyika residents in Mzimba. It has emerged that government has given Globe Metals the benefit of the doubt despite…

APM reverses ACB seal order

Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday reversed an earlier order that sealed Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) offices nationwide amid a strike by staff at the graft-busting body. The President’s order overturning the sealing of the offices in Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Zomba came barely hours after a legal scholar at Chancellor College, Mwiza Nkhata, and the Catholic Commission…

Mining laws silent on corporate responsibility

Mining sector commentators have faulted the silence of mining company’s corporate social responsibility (CRS) initiatives in the country’s laws governing the industry. The commentators, who include Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) national secretary Chris Chisoni and former Minister of Energy and Mining Grain Malunga, faulted the mining laws when they spoke in Lilongwe…

Malawi dismisses CSOs on mining

Malawi’s Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining has dismissed accusations levelled against it by some civil society organisations (CSOs) that it does not consult them when formulating documents governing the mining sector. Some CSOs such as the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) and the Citizen For Justice (CFJ), recently outlined weaknesses surrounding…

Opposition warned against abusing numbers

Opposition political parties are set to control Parliament after official results indicated that they have the numerical strength to frustrate government business, but commentators have warned against the possibility. Official results for the parliamentary election indicate that Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has won 50 seats against Malawi Congress Party’s (MCP) 48 while People’s Party (PP)…

CCJP faults Malawi minerals policy

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP), an arm of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), yesterday outlined weaknesses surrounding Malawi’s Mines and Minerals Policy guiding the country’s mining sector. The commission, which is implementing a two-year extractive project called Tonse Tipindule alongside other faith-based organisations, also said the policy has a number of…

Public opinion scrutinises parties

A public opinion research by the Catholic Commission for Peace and Justice (CCJP) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) has analysed strengths of the presidential candidates and their political parties in the May 20 Tripartite Elections. Findings of the report, launched on Wednesday in Blantyre and funded by the United States Agency for International Development…