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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…

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)…

Blantyre Synod dismisses Chimesya

  Blantyre Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbytery (CCAP) has finally dismissed its prison chaplain the Reverend Stanley Chimesya after months of fighting and finger pointing between him and general secretary the Reverend Alex Maulana. While describing the development as “internal matters of transfers” in an interview yesterday, Maulana confirmed relieving Rev Chimesya…

PP boots out Ngwira

  People’s Party (PP) has expelled former provincial chairperson and member of Parliament for Mzimba Hora Christopher Mzomera Ngwira following allegations that he was involved in the fracas which ended in violence at a meeting in Mzuzu on Sunday. PP has since planned to write the Speaker to reallocate Ngwira from his seat with other…

Court lifts order against Uladi, Kamlepo

The High Court in Mzuzu has vacated an injunction stopping People’s Party (PP) president Joyce Banda from appointing Uladi Mussa as acting president and Kamlepo Kalua as third vice-president Five PP members, including national organising secretary Salim Bagus, obtained an injunction to stop the appointment of the duo on the basis that the decision was…

Kamlepo drags DPP into PP chaos

  Newly appointed People’s Party (PP) third vice-president Kamlepo Kalua has dragged governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) into his party’s leadership wrangle, accusing it of sponsoring an injunction stopping the appointment of Uladi Mussa as acting president. Five PP members, including national organising secretary Salim Bagus, on Wednesday obtained a court order blocking the appointments…

Senzani implicates JB, PP on Cashgate

    Cashgate convict and former principal secretary for Tourism, Treza Senzani, has alleged that the highest level of the Joyce Banda administration was involved in Cashgate, court documents have revealed. However, the documents Nation on Sunday has seen—a statement recorded by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in 2014, which will be served in court as…

JB withdraws Mzomera’s dismissal

Former president Joyce Banda has reversed the dismissal of Northern Region provincial governor the Reverend Christopher Mzomera Ngwira from her People’s Party (PP) as confusion continues to reign in the former governing party. Banda’s U-turn comes barely days after PP secretary general Ibrahim Matola issued an expulsion letter to Ngwira and provincial chairlady Cliffer Kondowe…

Divisions over PP leadership

Former governing People’s Party (PP) leaders are divided on the status of former vice-president Khumbo Kachali whom the party’s provincial governor (North) the Reverend Christopher Mzomera Ngwira on Monday unveiled as interim leader. However, PP secretary general Ibrahim Matola said Kachali’s proclaimed status was news to him despite being a PP member of Parliament (MP).…

apm sues ntata

President Peter Mutharika says enough is enough to his fierce critic Allan Ntata and wants to face him in court. The President has sued Ntata and online publication Nyasatimes for defamation and wants to be paid damages. Ntata was legal adviser to the President’s elder brother, Bingu wa Mutharika, who ruled the country from 2004…

No pension, vehicles for JB, Khumbo

Close to a year after Malawi Peter Mutharika ousted Joyce Banda from power, his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government has not yet started paying Banda and her former deputy Khumbo Kachali their monthly stipends. The Mutharika administration has also not provided the two with vehicles as per their entitlement, Nation on Sunday has learnt. The…

Opposition parties talk tough on budget review

As the Malawi National Assembly resumes sitting today to review the first six months of implementing the 2014/15 National Budget, some opposition political parties have warned of stiff resistance should government fail to produce a conclusive explanation on its expenditure. Malawi’s Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe is expected to report to…

Cashgate: Bophani, Chioko also arrested—Police source

In a typical case of the hunter getting hunted, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) yesterday was said to have arrested former Malawi Police Service (MPS) Deputy Inspector General Nelson Bophani who headed a multi-agency special unit that investigated Cashgate deals during the Joyce Banda administration. Police sources yesterday confirmed Bophani’s arrest, but the ACB were reticent…

PP gurus to decide Maulidi, others’ fate

The People’s Party (PP) has called for an impromptu national executive committee (NEC) meeting to decide the fate of its acting secretary general (SG) Paul Maulidi and five other members who have defied the party’s stand on by-elections. In an interview yesterday, PP spokesperson Ken Msonda said the party will meet either today or tomorrow…

JB exclusive: To contest at PP’s 2017 convention, has no regrets

Former Malawi president Joyce Banda has dropped a hint on her next political move by expressing interest to contest as People’s Party (PP) presidential candidate for the 2019 elections during the party’s national convention slated for 2017. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Weekend Nation on Tuesday at her private home in Kabula, Blantyre, Banda—who…

Mutharika taken to task over Chasowa probe

One of the vocal civil society organisations, Malawi Watch, has advised President Peter Mutharika to make a public statement on what his government plans to do on the probe into the death of former Polytechnic student Robert Chasowa, saying “the country has hope in him”. Malawi Watch executive director Billy Banda said this on Saturday…

PP governor demands secession of the North

People’s Party (PP) provincial governor for the North, Christopher Mzomera Ngwira, has questioned simmering calls for a federal government, insisting “what the Northern Region needs is, actually, secession”. Ngwira voiced the stand on Thursday after meeting the former ruling party’s leaders from districts and constituencies in the North at his office in Mzuzu for the…