Malawi Development Bank to open this year—Finance minister Gondwe

Finance Minister, Goodall Gondwe, has said government plans to open the long awaited Malawi Development Bank before the end of this year. Malawians have for many years been waiting for the coming of the development bank, which would facilitate long-term local and international investment. Gondwe was, however, non-committal on when Capital Hill intends to set up an agricultural bank to spearhead...

Minister Henry Mussa opens K35 million Champhira tomato sauce and jam factory

Government said it is committed to promoting cooperatives and small scale businesses as a way of fighting unemployment and poverty in the country. Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism, Henry Mussa said this Saturday when he officially opened a K35 million Champhira tomato sauce and jam factory at Jenda in Mzimba. He said that “we do not have enough industries in...

Review of the Supreme Court of Appeal Act commences  

Lilongwe, July 10, Mana: The Special Law Commission on the review of the Supreme Court of Appeal Act on Monday started preliminary consultative meetings on the review of the Act with a call for involved stakeholders to positively contribute on the same. The review process aims at aligning the 1964 Act with the 1994 Constitution of Malawi. This comes against the...

Writer Kampondeni offers Gospel Kazako free refresher course; stop treating powerful politicians with kid gloves

Having listened to the Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima interview on Zodiak, I see an elephant in the room that is worth pointing out and that nobody is addressing: Gospel Kazako treats the powerful politicians and government officials he interviews with kid gloves. He did that with the president in December and has done it again with the Vice President...

Malawi Police hunt for 12-year-old albino remains

A step father to a 12-year-old boy with albinism who went missing last week has revealed to Police where he buried the remains of the child, police disclosed on Tuesday. “We are currently on our way to Phalombe to go and exhume the body,” a police source close to the investigations disclosed. Joseph Kachingwe went missing on July 6, 2018 after...

Chilima reduced to figurehead in government

LILONGWE—The office of the Vice President has been reduced to ceremonial figurehead role  following Peter Mutharika’s decision to stop Saulos Klaus Chilima from heading the Department of Disaster Management Affairs and National Public Events. Mutharika made the announcement on Friday, in what is clearly a tit-for-tat act.  “His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika President of the Republic of Malawi in exercise...

Youths & leadership in Malawi: A Historical reflective look at Chilima’s candidacy & Zodiak interview

Chilima’s press conference was a waste but his interview was the worst. I want to give a brief analysis of the press interview he gave two days ago. However, while listening to his interview, I made a very frustrating observation that Chilima is faithfully following the path of a series of failure of youths in the politics of our...

Sidik Mia’s independence speech rebukes MBC’s ethical neglect

BLANTYRE—Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Vice President, Sidik Mia, has asked Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) journalists to reflect on their professionalism as the country is celebrating the 54th year of self-rule. Mia, who is an undisputable Malawi’s political heavyweight, said despite having some progress in some areas like in infrastructure, the country is still facing challenges that outweigh what has been...

54TH INDEPENDENCE STATEMENT FROM MALAWI ENGAGEMENT GROUP (MAENGA)

Under one party state, there were people who made sure Malawi has its own discipline and sense of decorum, the nation has its norms and tenets.  There were "dos and donts" and citizens had fears and respect. We had our own identity and recognition despite the iron fist and dictatorship of the founding President Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda. In 25...

President Mutharika under fire

BLANTYRE---Malawi leader Peter Mutharika is facing criticisms from the international donor community following his alleged involvement in the Malawi police fraud, in which he pocketed K145 million. The European Union (EU) and the United States (US) in Malawi have said they expect that the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) will pursue investigations in relation to suspected fraud in a Malawi Police Service...