Malawi parliament bemoans rampant corruption in Mutharika administration

LILONGWE—Malawi’s powerful and influential Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has bemoaned the continued corruption in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration despite efforts by different sectors to end the vice. The parliamentary committee says civil servants continue to plunder public money through dubious sourcing of goods and services. The chairperson of PAC Alekeni Menyani told parliament on Wednesday that for instance, the...

The House of Lords ask UK based political pollster EIU to update methods of forecasting elections: 10% accurate is worrisome 

LONDON—As the gullible Democratic Progressive Party members (DPP) are celebrating the cooked Malawi’s election prediction by United Kingdom based pollster Economic Intelligence Unit (IEU), the House of Lords committee has lambasted the pollster for continually using outdated methods in prediction election results. The committee’s stand comes after the high profile failures of the pollster in recent years. According to the...

Malawi: Mutharika, Chilima stole huge elephant, still looking for where to hide it

It is common knowledge that President Peter Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rigged the 2014 elections, and vice president Saulos Klaus Chilima was the main actor in the clandestine deal. The mistake was that they missed the target. Mutharika and Chilima stole the huge elephant instead of the young one, and are still looking for a place...

Breaking News: U.S., Canada and Mexico to host 2026 World Cup

For the first time in 32 years, the men’s World Cup is coming back to North America. FIFA’s 200-plus member associations gathered in Moscow on Wednesday and voted to award 2026 World Cup hosting rights to the United States, Canada and Mexico. The North American bid – the product of over a decade of planning and campaigning – beat out...

DPP legislator Mzomera Ngwira risks losing parliamentary seat

BLANTYRE—The High Court in Lilongwe has declared debt ridden Mzimba Hora Member of Parliament (MP) Reverend Christopher Mzomera Ngwira bankrupt for his failure to pay a K62 million debt to Tata Zambia. Judge Ken Manda was told by Tata Zambia lawyers that Mzomera Ngwira bought vehicles from the company worth K52 million in 2016, repairs totaled K7 million and spares...

Road to 2019 and Sidik Mia factor: Mutharika reduced to a beggar, pleads for campaign money from Bushiri

BLANTYRE-The comment made by one of the renowned political experts Blessings Chinsinga, that Mbuya Sidik Mia was a missing piece to solve the jig-saw puzzle of Malawi Congress Party forming government in 2019 is increasingly becoming a reality as the ruling DPP continues to take desperate measures. Sidik Mia, an undisputable political heavyweight in the country, has made life tough...

Foreign investors ask DPP-led government to pump money in electricity

LILONGWE—Foreign investors who are attending Malawi Investment Forum in Lilongwe have asked the Malawi leader to adopt ‘less talk, more actions’ strategy on electricity if he wants more business men to come and invest in the country, which is ranked the poorest in the world. Speaking to journalists after the event, Chief Executive Officer of African Group of Companies said...

Prophet Bushiri promises massive investment in Malawi while his congregants conduct prayers in government primary schools

LILONGWE—Malawians with well frame of minds have taken a swipe at South Africa based preacher-cum-business man Shepherd Bushiri for repeating his pledge to invest in Malawi, saying Malawi as a country doesn’t need his bloody money to progress economically. Bushiri made the remarks on Monday as he joined president Peter Mutharika in launching this year’s Malawi Investment Forum at Bingu...

Experts call for commitment on SDGs

Economic experts and academicians have said there is more to be done for the country to meet Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The experts said this in Blantyre during a roundtable on challenges and opportunities facing efforts to meet the SDGs. Happy Kayuni, a lecturer in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies at Chancellor College in Zomba, said, with unfazed commitment...

MCP President Chakwera contributes K1 million towards Nkhoma Synod Coltage renovation

LILONGWE—Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has contributed K1 million in support of the renovation of Nkhoma Synod Coltage in the lakeshore district of Salima. The church is in a fundraising drive and wants to raise K800 million. During the fundraising event, dubbed ‘thanks giving Sunday’ at Bingu National Stadium the church managed to raise K19 million. Speaking during the...