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Court bars Omar from UDF meetings

  The High Court in Lilongwe yesterday granted an injunction to the United Democratic Front (UDF) restraining its expelled first vice-president Iqbar Omar and two others from organising or conducting business in the name of the party. The injunction further stops Omar and his allies from using the name, symbols, slogan, colours and structures of…

Parties mum on funding

  Figure heads! That is the tag that suits treasurer generals of Malawi’s political parties, including the big four. They hold the titles, but it is their party presidents that keep the money, and only the presidents know sources of the funds. Such is the scenario in Malawi politics where in typical style of ‘from…

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…

Soldier goes mellow

He is not militant, but mellow and on the middle in his 18th coming, writes EPHRAIM NYONDO of Lucius Banda’s Thank You album being launched this evening at Robin’s Park in Blantyre.   He is great—a Sir and an honorary doctorate degree, of course; but such is an honour that comes from 30 years of…

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.…

UDF booted out of business committee

It is now official. United Democratic Front (UDF) has no voice and identity in Parliament as it has been booted out of the Business Committee following the party’s decision to move to government benches in the National Assembly. The committee made the decision last Thursday following a complaint from Dedza South West Member of Parliament…

UDF takes on PAC

–Accuses body of taking sides on Section 65 debate –PAC says it was seeking clarification Erstwhile opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) has accused the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) of agitating for the removal of its members of Parliament (MPs) through Section 65 of the Constitution which forbids crossing the floor. UDF secretary general Kandi Padambo,…

UDF undecided on 2019 polls

United Democratic Front (UDF) is not decided on whether it will attempt the 2019 general elections by itself or in partnership with the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), its political bedfellow. The party has also indicated that despite moving from opposition to government benches in the 193-member National Assembly, a step seen as solidification of…

Lucius defies UDF

Says will remain in opposition benches Leader of United Democratic Front (UDF) in Parliament Lucius Banda has defied his party’s decision to relocate from opposition to government benches in the National Assembly. Banda’s decision comes after almost one year of an undefined working relationship between UDF and the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in Parliament…