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Mid-year budget  Under scrutiny

  Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe’s proposed revised national budget yesterday faced scrutiny from opposition political parties in Parliament which advanced solutions to the ailing economy. Specifically, People’s Party (PP), the former governing party between April 2012 and May 2014, described Gondwe’s proposed revision of the budget from K929 billion to…

Nsungama charged, out on bail

Police have charged Malawi Congress Party (MCP) executive member Ulemu Msungama with sedition. Msungama was, however, released on bail on Monday. National Police spokesperson Nicholas Gondwa said the police arrested Msungama because he was involved in actions which could bring down government. “He [Msungama] has been charged with sedition following remarks he made on a…

MCP spits fire on kabwila’s arrest

  Over 80 supporters of the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) staged a vigil at the gate of Kanengo Police Station in Lilongwe Monday night, as the party officials branded President Peter Mutharika’s regime as undemocratic and hypocritical by allowing police officers to arrest Salima North-West parliamentarian Jessie Kabwila while Parliament is in session. By…

Chaos at PAC meeting

  Tension stained the closing stages of the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) 5th All Inclusive Stakeholders Conference Thursday night when opposition political parties and government representatives turned the meeting into a battlefield. It all started after some government representatives disputed particular oral recommendations submitted by the country’s two major opposition political parties—Malawi Congress Party (MCP)…

MCP elects North committees

  Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has put in office new regional committees in its two political regions in the North to help in rebuilding of the party. The elections for North South region were held in Mzuzu City while those for the North North region were held in Karonga on Saturday. During the North South…

Malawi MPs woo Chinese investors

  A 20-member delegation of Malawi members of Parliament (MPs) which has returned from a one-week visit to China has asked prospective investors to invest in education and car manufacturing sectors in Malawi.   The delegation which comprised members of the Business Committee of Parliament was led by Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya. Other members…

Rush for MYP bases

  To most Malawians, the race to Malawi Young Pioneer (MYP) bases evokes memories of war-like scenes of December 1993 when Malawi Defence Forces unleashed their arsenal on the units of the one-time armed wing of founding president Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda’s one-party machinery. Code-named Operation Bwezani, the crackdown saw the soldiers disarming and dismantling…

Voter intimidation claims in Chibanja poll

Low turnout characterised the Chibanja Ward election in Mzuzu City on Tuesday amid claims of voter intimidation. Speaking in an interview on Tuesday, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional governor Kenneth Sanga claimed that Malawi Congress Party (MCP), People’s Party (PP) and Alliance for Democracy (Aford) members were seen around the ward by DPP members harassing…

DPP accused of demolishing bridge

The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has accused the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of petty party politics ahead of the Local Government Elections scheduled for today. Speaking at a rally in Mzuzu on Thursday, MCP aspiring candidate for Chibanja Ward, Charles Mlogera, alleged that DPP enthusiasts demolished a bridge he constructed in the area. He said:…

Chakwera targets North, South

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has dismissed suggestions that the country’s oldest political establishment is fading into a regional force, saying the party is now poised to reclaim support in the Northern and Southern regions. Chakwera, speaking at a rally at Kamwendo in Mchinji on Sunday, further dismissed fears that the party’s leadership…

Nankhumwa under fire over Airtel, TNM inefficiencies

Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa came under fire from backbenchers yesterday over inefficiencies of the country’s biggest mobile telecommunication providers, Airtel and TNM. In his supplementary question, member of Parliament (MP) for Balaka Central East Aufi Mpaweni (United Democratic Front-UDF) bemoaned continued and numerous network interruptions being experienced by the companies’ subscribers.…

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…

Leaders wish Malawians a Merry Christmas

Malawi President Peter Mutharika, leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera and other political leaders have sent messages of goodwill to Malawians as they join Christians across the world in celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ today. In his message, Mutharika, who is expected to spend his Christmas at home relaxing with his family, said this year’s…