Winstone Kaimira

Winstone Kaimira

Chief Director for the National Registration Bureau Mackford Somanje, appeared before the Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament Thursday morning where he answered questions on reports that his organisation is conducting a registration exercise , which aims at assisting the governing Democratic Progressive Party to rig the forthcoming Presidential poll.

The Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament says will closely monitor performance of National Registration Bureau Chief Director, Mackford Somanje, whose appointment is being questioned by some electoral stakeholders.

Barely a day after youths from the Malawi Congress Party and UTM Alliance held a press conference accusing President Peter Mutharika of violating human and constitutional rights, youths from Mutharika’s party – DPP say they are fed up with politics of castigation, targeting their party leaders.

In an effort to ensure as many people understand how they can prevent contracting coronavirus should it emerge in the country, ministry of health authorities have issued a string of guidelines on the conduct of business in most public spaces.

Minibus Owners Association of Malawi says will soon introduce checkpoints on the country’s roads to deal with passenger overloading as one way of preventing possible spread of coronavirus.

Parliament says is yet to receive formal feedback from President Peter Mutharika on  electoral bills he has purportedly refused to assent to as well as a recommendation that Malawi Electoral Commission Commissioners should be fired.

The spread of Corona Virus in neighboring countries has prompted officials in the country's tobacco sector to start putting in place preventing measures to avoid having challenges in this year's tobacco selling season.

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament wants all Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies to first seek permission from Treasury, whenever they want to carryout expenditures that were not budgeted for.

Officials from the Judiciary appeared before the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament Tuesday afternoon, where they were interrogated on a number of audit queries raised by the Auditor General in an Audit Report on management of public funds, covering the 2016 2017 financial year.

As countdown to judgment day in the presidential election case continues, UTM President Dr. Saulos Chilima has asked President Professor Peter Mutharika to “accept the will of Malawians”, by respecting the court ruling this coming Monday.

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