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CDEDI DEMANDS PROBE INTO K3.5BN MHC PROJECT SAGA

CDEDI DEMANDS PROBE INTO K3.5BN MHC PROJECT SAGA

Watipaso Mzungu The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) has demanded a probe into the circumstances that led to the construction of 65 dwelling units on privately-owned land at Ngumbe area in Blantyre. The State-funded Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC), using a bank loan amounting to MK3.5 billion, constructed houses on a land that […]

CDEDI gives Tonse govt 7 days to scrape off punitive taxes on essential goods and services or face nationwide protests

CDEDI gives Tonse govt 7 days to scrape off punitive taxes on essential goods and services or face nationwide protests

By Watipaso Mzungu The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) has given the Tonse Alliance-led government seven days to remove “punitive taxes” on essential goods and services or face nationwide protests. Addressing journalists in Lilongwe today, CDEDI executive director Sylvester Namiwa said they were concerned with neglect of duty by the Tonse Alliance […]

NBS BANK DECLARES K7BILLION PROFIT

NBS BANK DECLARES K7BILLION PROFIT

NBS Bank plc has reported a strong financial performance in the year 2020 with profit after tax rising by 58% to K7 billion from K4.46 billion reported in 2019. A statement signed by the Bank’s Chairman Vizenge Kumwenda, Director Matthews Mtumbuka, Chief Executive Officer Kwanele Ngwenya and Chief Finance Officer Vera Zulu said faced with the significant impact of Covid-19 on economic […]

MINISTER KALIATI LAUNCHES BOOK

MINISTER KALIATI LAUNCHES BOOK

By Emmanuel Mwandama, a Contributor Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati Friday launched her book ‘She participates’ which she said will be a mouthpiece for Malawian women who are facing a lot of challenges in accessing justice in areas of Gender, economic, political and social development. The book launch was held at […]

Farmers challenge Tonse govt to start championing pro-poor policies: Demand removal of punitive VAT on cooking oil

Farmers challenge Tonse govt to start championing pro-poor policies: Demand removal of punitive VAT on cooking oil

By Watipaso Mzungu Smallholder farmers from Dowa and Mchinji have expressed disappointment with the delay by the Tonse Alliance-led government to start championing pro-poor policies. Speaking at a press briefing in Lilongwe this morning, the concerned farmers pleaded with the government to remove value added tax (VAT) on cooking oil to save local cooking oil […]

JUSTICE FOR APM BANK ACCOUNT FINALLY OPENED: Target to Raise MK 69.5 Million For Mutharika’s Court Bills

JUSTICE FOR APM BANK ACCOUNT FINALLY OPENED: Target to Raise MK 69.5 Million For Mutharika’s Court Bills

A group of people doubled as Concerned Citizens has finally opened a bank account to raise MK 69.5 Million towards the payment of court bills for former President Peter Mutharika and Chief Secretary to the government Lloyd Muhara. Concerned citizens made the announcement in a statement jointly signed by its National Chairman Mungando Nyirenda and […]

DR. CHILIMA, TASKFORCE MEMBERS SALUTE MALAWIANS FOR INPUT

DR. CHILIMA, TASKFORCE MEMBERS SALUTE MALAWIANS FOR INPUT

Vice President Saulos Chilima who chairs the the Public Service Systems Review Taskforce has expressed gratitude to all Malawians who responded positively to the Taskforce’s call for views, proposals and comments on the review of Public Service Systems. Three weeks ago the Taskforce called on the public and stakeholder groups to send their input to […]

TNM HANDS OVER LAPTOPS TO SPONSORED STUDENTS

TNM HANDS OVER LAPTOPS TO SPONSORED STUDENTS

By Mc Donald Chapalapata, a Contributor Malawi’s pioneer mobile tech company, TNM plc, has handed over laptops to four University students the company has been sponsoring from their secondary education since 2013. Presenting the laptops in Blantyre, TNM Brand and Communications Manager, Limbani Nsapato said the story of donation of the laptops to the four […]

CONCERNED CITIZENS STEP UP EFFORTS IN SEEKING JUSTICE FOR APM, PLANS TO PEN DONORS

CONCERNED CITIZENS STEP UP EFFORTS IN SEEKING JUSTICE FOR APM, PLANS TO PEN DONORS

By Iommie Chiwalo The current perceived punitive and persecution in justice delivery system towards the welfare of former president Arthur Peter Mutharika has compelled concerned citizens lobbying the authorities to loose the grip. In a statement signed by its National Chairman Mungando Nyirenda, Vice Chairperson Cynthia Chikalimba, National Cordinator Bertha Mkawachale and National Executive Member, […]

FDH GIVES MUST K3MILLION FOR GADGET CAMPAIGN

FDH GIVES MUST K3MILLION FOR GADGET CAMPAIGN

FDH Bank plc has contributed K3 million to the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) ‘buy a gadget for a needy student’ campaign to enable underprivileged students access quality education through e-learning. FDH Bank plc Managing Director Dr Ellias Ngalande said during the handover of the cheque on Monday in Blantyre that the bank, […]