Tags: Kamuzu Banda

MCP veteran Bazaar Nyirenda dies at 90

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) veteran politician Bazaar Nyirenda has died at age 90, his family has confirmed. Tall and never shy to make his position clear, Nyirenda, who held several national executive committee positions during founding president Hastings Kamuzu Banda’s one-party rule, owned the first high-rise building in Mzuzu. Today, there was a sombre mood…

Kamuzu family in fresh plea for benefits

The family of Malawi’s founding president the late Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda has made a fresh appeal to government for his retirement package, two years after an earlier communication did not yield a response. The family through lawyer, Ralph Mhone, confirmed in an interview on Monday they are yet to get a response from government…

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…

Campaign overshadows Kamuzu Day

Family members of the country’s founding president the late Hastings Kamuzu Banda and officials from Malawi Congress Party (MCP) on Wednesday honoured him by laying wreaths at his mausoleum in the capital city while government officials and other political parties stayed away from the function. MCP presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera took time off his campaign…