Atupele Muluzi hints on 2019 alliance between UDF & DPP

Over the weekend on Sunday, Atupele Muluzi, President of UDF and Minister of Health and Population delivered one of the most inspiring and politically mature speeches while he addressed the people of Machinga District. What arrested my curiosity was not just the level of political maturity, sobriety and eloquence of the speech, but mostly what I figured were clear...

Is An Electoral Alliance Between MCP, UTM, PP Possible?

There are three elements that form the basic fabric of Malawian politics since the first democratic elections of 1994. The first one is ‘defections;’ where politicians jump from one party to another in a clear state of confusion and opportunism. The second is ‘factionalism’ which leads to breakaways and formation of new parties out of party leadership’ succession struggles....

MCP ‘show of force’ rally in Mangochi-MonkeyBay this weekend

The top brass of the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) led by Party President Dr Lazarus Chakwera and deputy president and running mate designate, Sidik Mia,  are scheduled to invade the eastern region this Saturday for what has been billed to be a ‘show of force’ rally. The Mangochi eastern region invasion by MCP will start with a brief stop-over...

MCP youth boss Chimwendo endorses Mia as Chakwera running mate in 2019

The outspoken National Youth Director for the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Richard Chimwendo Banda says the youth in the country are okay with party vice President Sidik Mia as Chakwera running mate in next year’s watershed election.Chimwendo spoke during a rally MCP organized at Zingangwa ground in Blantyre city which unfortunately was disrupted by heavy downpour which prevented...

Maintaining a Fair Marketplace: 5 Vital Things to Know About Consumer Law

Consumers have a wide range of experiences on a daily basis. Sometimes merchants deliver on the products, terms, and conditions they advertise. Other times, they engage in bait and switch practices. Sometimes they agree to repair or replace defective goods which are still under warranty. Other times they refuse to do. When businesses engage in unfair practices or outright...

Madam Monica Chakwera in women empowerment drive as 14 graduates in tailoring

Madam Monica Chakwera, Wife to Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Dr Lazarus Chakwera was happy with the success of the pilot phase of her tailoring project in hubby’s Lilongwe North West constituency.  As one way of empowering women, thus to ensure that they are self-reliant, Madam Chakwera started a tailoring project in July to mid-September this year. She started with...

Eligibility to contest in Malawi 2019 elections

Voter registration came to an end on November 9, 2018. The preparations for 2019 Tripartite Elections continue. The Commission is now planning for voter verification and nomination of candidates. Because of the increasing number of enquiries from aspirants, this week we look again at the eligibility criteria to contest for the Presidential, Parliamentary or Local Government Elections on May 21,...

Gerald Kazembe wins MCP Mangochi MonkeyBay Primary election

Main Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) National Executive Committee Deputy Director for Social Welfare, Gerald Kazembe has won party primary election for Mangochi Monkey Bay Constituency.The Primary elections which held on Saturday at Mbwazulu Primary School Ground in Mangochi Monkey Bay Constituency was president over by NEC Member Ramsay Khan and other top MCP’s NEC members. Drama engulfed, when all...

Abida Mia ready for Challenge

Abida Mia, wife to Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Vice President Muhammad Sidik Mia says she  is set to compete as the MP  for  Chikwawa Mkombedzi constituency despite cultural norms posing as a threat to women candidates in the lower shire district. Mia was speaking at a rally on Sartuday at Nkomaniza Primary School ground in Saopa ward where she was...

How Chilima helped DPP win the 2014 Malawi general elections

Last Saturday, Vice President of the Republic of Malawi and leader of UTM party Dr. Saulos Chilima rattled Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members when he said he helped them win the 2014 general elections in which he ran together with Professor Peter Mutharika. Chilima was working as a Managing Director of Airtel Malawi before quitting early 2014 to join...