Alex Banda

Alex Banda

It is highly likely that the fresh presidential election coming in Malawi will be conducted in the absence of international observers. Even the Malawi Electoral Commission-MEC-is yet to send out invitations as has been the tradition.

As the race against time for the Malawi Electoral Commission to organize a fresh presidential poll continues, a local political and governance think tank, Political Science Association (PSA) has asked the remaining MEC commissioners to immediately follow out their chairperson Justice Dr. Jane Ansah.

A magistrate’s court in Nkhata Bay has denied bail 15 people suspected to have caused a rampage at a rest house in Chintheche on suspicion it was harboring blood suckers.

Malawi has received a grant of 100 million US dollars, about 75 billion kwacha from the World Bank following the approval by the banks board of executive directors to strengthen its governance structures.

Amid widespread reports of miss procurement, corruption and over expenditure of COVID-19 funds by government, the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation CHRR is demanding that government should operationalize the Access to Information ACT to ensure transparency and Accountability in its expenditure.

The Malawi Defense Force MDF, Malawi Police Service and the Immigration Department have for the first time rolled out a joint operation on Lake Malawi to intercept illegal immigrants amid the COVID-19 pandemic scare.

As the world commemorates World Labour Day today, the Southern African Development Community SADC has paid special tribute to frontline health workers leading the fight against further spread of the Coronavirus.

Police in the lakeshore district of Nkhata Bay in Chintheche, have nabbed 8 people and charged them with theft and malicious damage in connection to the looting of a local rest house after an irate mob descended on the property on suspicion that it was harboring suspected blood suckers early last month.

Officer-In-charge for Chintheche police Superintendent Alex Simenti told Zodiak online the 8 suspects were arrested on Thursday and police have since recovered some items including beddings and plasma TV screens suspected to have been stolen from Rest House.

Simenti said, “Property worth 31 Million Kwacha was destroyed when the angry community members pounced at Mulungu Sanama Rest House searching form what they believed are blood suckers.”

Police in the district have since intensified sensitization meetings refining people’s beliefs that, the issue of blood suckers is nothing, but a myth.

The Chintheche OC said “It’s only a myth and we’re going around meeting chiefs to sensitize their subjects that this is an unfounded belief.”

10 people have died across the country and property worth millions of kwacha has been destroyed since the resurfacing of the blood sucking rumors in some districts across the country.

Malawi Police Service has come under heavy fire for procrastinating to release results of a criminal investigation and prosecute fellow officers who allegedly defiled 4 under aged girls and 13 women from Msundwe, Mpingu and Mbwatalika in October last year.

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