NGOLONGOLIWA FUNERAL BUDGET HITS K13MILLION…Govt. Departments forced to contribute

The budget for the funeral of Lhomwe Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa has hit K13 million and most government departments are being forced to contribute to the bill. Mulhakho wa Ahlomwe Chief Executive Officer Muchanankhwaye Mpuluka said the budget for the funeral is K13 million and asked all Lhomwe members to contribute. In an appeal for contributions towards the funeral budget, Mpuluka said: “Following the loss of our beloved Paramount, Mulhako wa Alhomwe would like to appeal to all members to contribute towards funeral expenses.” “Currently the total Budget is MK13,000,000. Contributions…

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ANSAH STAYS PUT IN UK

Embattled Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Jane Ansah has stayed behind in the United Kingdom (UK) where she went with other MEC officials for official duties. Insiders said it is more likely that Ansah will be in the UK for ‘sometime’ since she has a house in Nottingham. Chief Elections Officer Sam Alfandika who was on the trip with Ansah and some MEC officials returned home on Monday. “The Chairperson has stayed behind, she has a family in the UK and she is visiting them before coming back home, but…

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CHIEFS REBUFF MUTHARIKA ON DEMOS

Chiefs have rebuffed President Peter Mutharika to hold a press conference and denounce the demonstrations which the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) is organizing to force beleaguered Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Jane Ansah to resign. The chiefs which included senior chiefs and traditional authorities from all over the country were hired by Mutharika through Local government Minister Ben Phiri to hold a press conference at Mafumu Lodge in Lilongwe Monday but they refused. “Journalists especially from MBC, some of whom travelled all the way from Blantyre are now removing…

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