Stakeholders have implored chiefs and other local leaders to use their powers to influence community members to be a part of climate action for the country to effectively deal with deforestation and other human activities that continue to harm the environment.
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is poised for another legal hurdle in its quest to replace leader of opposition Kondwani Nankhumwa with George Chaponda following the expulsion of Nankhumwa from the party.
About two and a half decades ago, the graft busting body, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) opened its doors in the country, marking a new chapter in the fight against corruption in Malawi.
It is an undisputable fact that corruption remains one of the major threats to the country’s development aspirations and stakeholders have been calling for joint forces to deal with the vice.
Over a decade ago, Aubrey Mwale, a small holder farmer from the area of Traditional Authority Mlumbe in Zomba had high hopes that the construction of a meat processing factory building for his Bwaila Meat Cooperative by the government would transform his community’s economic status.
The ministry of education has challenged young people undergoing various computer and ICT skills improvement trainings to ensure they are establishing their own companies that would help the country achieve the much touted digital transformation agenda.
For close to two years, 42-year-old Sharifu Chiunjiza from Mbalameyanyengo village in the area of Traditional Authority Kaphuka in Dedza district in Malawi has been receiving treatment for tuberculosis (TB) after being diagnosed with the disease in 2022.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund will on 15th of November 2023 meet to decide on whether to approve US174 million Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Malawi, weeks after local authorities and IMF staff reached a staff level agreement.
Some youth groups operating under Sexual Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent (SRMNCAN) Youth Platform have called for re-alignment of national budget indicators as well as budget lines to allow the youth to effectively participate in budget and policy processes in the country.
Malawian Author Professor Malango Chinthenga, a lecturer at Hebron University in Lilongwe has launched his book “Africa Magufuli and Change”, in Mwanza and Dar es Salaam Tanzania respectively.
The launch in Tanzania follows similar event held in Lilongwe in June this year.
Speaking to Zodiak Online after the two launches, Professor Chinthenga said expressed gratitude with the support he received during the launch, and the interest the book has received there.
He said that he sold over 400 copies on the two launches, and he received several requests that it should be translated into Swahili, a thing he says he is already working on.
The book discusses former Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli who confronted neocolonialism.
“First we launched the book at St. Augustine University in Mwanza on August 5, before the second launch at Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International Convention Center in Dar es Salaam days later. I am very happy with the overwhelming response and support,” said Chinthenga.
He added; “As demonstrated by Magufuli, Africa has the capacity and resources to develop at the same pace, if not faster than its colonial masters who continually want to keep it as slaves. This motivated me to write this book”.
According to Prof. Chinthenga, the book will soon be translated into Tanzania’s national languages Kishwahili, as requested by many Tanzanians and people from other East African countries.
While in Tanzania, the Author visited late John Pombe Magufuli’s mausoleum and had an interface with late Magufuli’s wife Janeth Magufuli.