As debate on revelations for the country’s increased debt levels continues, All African Conference of Churches (AACC) has asked Minister of Finance to account for the country’s accumulated debts; explaining how they were taken and used.
With three grandchildren, 63-year-old Mary Sululu from Misomali village in Mulanje district has since 2015 been a beneficiary of the Social Cash Transfer Program (SCTP). She receives K7500 per month and oftentimes, the money is paid in every two months and this means she gets K15, 000 by the end of every two months.
The government says it is working tirelessly to migrate Christian Health Association of Malawi (Cham) payroll of over 10,000 employees into its Human Resources Management Information System (HRMIS).
Some auxiliary teachers in the country have renewed their call for the government to come out clear on the future of a four-year K215 billion ($210 million) World Bank financed Malawi Education Reform Programme (MERP) since they are stranded in schools after the expiry of the Covid-19 related contracts.
The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) says it has lost about 400 transformers from January this year, owing to vandalism.
People of Nsanje say they are set to present their petition to the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) on Tuesday in Lilongwe, protesting the transfer of their District Commissioner, Dr Medson Matchaya.
Between January and August this year, 208 people took their own lives in Malawi. That is an average of 26 people committing suicide each passing month.
The majority of the suicide cases are by men. In fact only 40 of the 208 cases were women. This is almost like carnage in most war situations on the African continent at the moment.
In our special report this week, Chikondi Mphande, finds that in majority of the cases, suicide followed emotional torture bordering marital disagreements and financial challenges.
The Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) is failing to offload a backlog of 300 cases that are outside Lilongwe due to financial constraints.
Traditional Authority Mwamlowe in Rumphi has complained that inadequate police units and officers is threatening the security of the district.