Minister of Finance, Felix Mlusu Friday presented a K2. 190 trillion financial plan for the 2020/21 fiscal year.
Among the issues tackled in the first-ever Weekly Brief hosted by the Presidential Media Directorate that lasted for about an hour was the talk of the moment, Malawi Enterprise Development Fund, MEDF.
As the developed countries compete to acquire scarce medical equipment to combat the coronavirus, another troubling divide is also emerging, with developing countries losing out to wealthier ones in the global scrum for testing materials.
In the internal memo addressed to Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Office of the Vice President and all Principal Secretaries and Heads of Department, the Attorney General Dr. Chikosa Silungwe is blunt on issues of secondment and transfers saying they have proved to be costly.
Initial estimates by the Tobacco Commission indicated that the country would produce 155 million kilograms of tobacco against a market demand of 161 million kilograms.
A Magistrate Court in Lilongwe has adjourned to November 2, 2020 hearing of a case in which former acting director of National Intelligence Service Kenam Kalirani and former head of ICT at State Residences Chance Chingwalungwalu are accused of stealing government intelligence computers.
The Malawi Electoral Commission is yet to pay 7 Billion kwacha that court-ordered to be paid to the first petitioner and second petitioners in the high profile presidential elections case.
Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Wildlife has Launched Malawi Artists Welfare Fund with an aim of helping artists when they fall sick and happen to be deceased.
Ministry of Education has announced that schools will re-open on September 7, beginning with Standard 8, Form 4, and Final year students in institutions of higher learning.
The new preventive measures by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID 19 that include restricting gatherings of not more than 10 people have not gone down well with faith leaders who have unanimously asked for an immediate reversal of the regulations.