We know who has ransacked Escom

Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe’s announcement in Parliament that Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) redemption lies in a probe to establish why it is in a financial mess is one hell of a bad idea. It is actually not just a bad idea but hypocrisy, whose only value is to waste money which Escom badly needs and then waste everybody’s...

Government bodies owe Lilongwe Water Board K3.8 billion

At a time Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) is struggling to supply water to city residents, public institutions that include the State House owe the board K3.8 billion in unpaid bills. The Daily Times understands that the bills, as at April 30, have compelled the utility body to start disconnecting water in some of the institutions. Documents we have sourced indicate that the...

DPP’s plan to assassinate Sidik Mia fails

BLANTYRE—It is clear now that political heavyweight Sidik Mia is giving Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its president Peter Mutharika sleepless nights after plans to systemically eliminate him failed on Thursday in Blantyre. Mia, who is also Vice President of Malawi Congress Party (MCP), as a businessman and a bona fide citizen of the land, decided to visit his fellow...

Mutharika sleeping on duty; CSOs set for fresh demonstrations

Civil society organisations (CSO’s) and citizens operating under the banner of Human Rights Defenders (HRD) have announced that they will conduct nationwide demonstrations on September 7 2018 in reaction to what they described as inaction by President Peter Mutharika following the April 27 demonstrations. In a statement issued Thursday, and signed by Timothy Mtambo and Gift Trapence, the coalition’s chairperson...

Mission Accomplished- LLB(Hons.) with a Distinction; Eliya Zawanda a rare gem

When Eliya Zawanda was admitted to study at Chancellor College his mission was simple- nothing but to excel. The soft- speaking Adventist, then buried himself in books and made himself a friend of books. Zawanda completed his first year program first semester and got good grades to take him to the faculty of law. This is where students made...

Malawi budget reduced by K50 billion

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Goodall Gondwe, has said the proposed 2018/19 budget, which was initially pegged at K1.504 trillion, has been reduced to K1.403 trillion. Gondwe said the reduction has been made as a response to concerns that a large budgetary deficit could result in a heavy burden in terms of domestic debt, which has a huge...

Ex-Liberian president bemoans corruption in African governments: Mutharika’s administration leading the list

Former Liberian president, Amos Sawyer, has decried high levels of corruption in executive arms of African governments, saying the development thwarts progress. Sawyer said this on Monday during the official opening of a regional conference held under the theme ‘Corruption and The Challenge of Economic Transformation in Southern Africa’ taking place in Gaborone, Botswana “Corruption is rampant in some executive arms...

Sidik Mia promises more jobs as DPP continues abusing young people: ‘Moving Malawi forward with MCP’

BLANTYRE—As Malawi leader President Peter Mutharika continues abusing the youths in the country, political heavyweight Sidik Mia, who is also Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Vice President, has promised that his party will shake up things when elected to govern in 2019 for effective in service delivery and job creation is on the top priority. He said this when he distributed...

Malawi Super League fixture revised: struggling Wanderers to meet Kamuzu Barracks

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has revised fixtures for this weekend’s games, with holders Be Forward Wanderers no longer travelling to Mzuzu Stadium. Sulom Fixtures Secretary, Patrick Chisale, Tuesday said they revised the fixtures due to the closure of the stadium which is being renovated so that it can host July 6 Independence Day Celebrations. The Nomads, who are struggling in...

Malawi under-20 regroups Sunday

Malawi under-20 national football team Coach, Meke Mwase, has hinted that the junior Flames’ camp training might start on Sunday in Blantyre. The junior Flames will regroup ahead of the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against South Africa next month. The junior Flames will travel to face South Africa’s Amajita on July 13 before hosting them a week later...