Andrew Viano

Andrew Viano

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.

Former secret service Acting Director, Dr. Kenam Kalilani and former Chief Information and Communications Officer for State Residences, Chance Chingwalungwalu, will spend another week at Maula Prison as ruling on their bail application has been pushed to next Monday.

An assessment report by Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) projects an economic slump above 2 percent mostly because of excessive borrowing by government from commercial banks.

New Finance Minister, Felix Mlusu, has, for the past week, been out and about making fresh pre-budget consultation ahead of a national budget for the new government administration.

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