John Paul Kayuni
Political analysts have reacted differently to President Lazarus Chakwera’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) which faults first-world countries for neglecting third-world countries in development programmes.
The Parliamentary Committee on Media, Information and Communication has called on the ministry of information to intervene in the move the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has instituted to revoke broadcasting licenses for media houses that have failed to pay fees.
Mary Chilima, wife to vice President Saulos Chilima, is expected to travel to South Africa to undergo a medical procedure, following government’s approval for provision of financial resources to cover the costs.
Former President Joyce Banda has left the country this morning for Britain where she will represent President Lazarus Chakwera at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday, September 19.
Consumer rights organizations have described the hike in maize prices by Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) as a sad and unfortunate development, saying it will further push high the cost of living.
Legal experts have said repealing section 42 of the Corrupt Practices Act does not free the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) from control of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in terms of prosecution of corruption cases.
Parliament has amended sections 10 (1) (f) and 42 of the Corrupt Practices Act (CPA), allowing the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to commence prosecution of corruption cases without seeking consent from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The Malawi Law Society (MLS) has dared former President Peter Mutharika, to submit to police, information on the alleged murder of former President Bingu wa Mutharika and allow the law enforcers to take necessary action.
Vice president Dr. Saulos Chilima, who is also president of UTM, has challenged Tonse Alliance partners ‘to terminate the political alliance agreement’ having observed that some agreed upon terms and conditions are not being respected.
Political commentators have given conflicting views on whether Vice President Saulos Chilima should speak on his alleged involvement in corruption as he addresses the nation this Friday.