The Malawi Electoral Commission MEC has settled for November 10, 2020, as the day to conduct by-elections in some five constituencies and Makhuwira South Ward in Chikwawa district under strict Covid-19 prevention procedures.
Some former employees of JTI Leaf Malawi Limited and JTI International are demanding that the major tobacco buyer be stripped off its accolade as Top Employer of the Year for violating labour laws and that government should intervene on human rights abuses of its employees in Malawi.
A renowned Public Health Expert and Rights Activist Dorothy Ngoma has challenged government to urgently iron out concerns in the recruitment of front-line health personnel charged to contain further spread of COVID-19.
Heads of the Catholic Church in Malawi under the banner Episcopal Conference of Malawi ECM, have joined their sister Assembly the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference in solidarity to denounce the social-economic ills facing Zimbabweans amid the political tension and crisis in the country.
The newly appointed Inspector General of Police Dr George Kainja has revealed deficiencies at the law enforcement agency which are hampering efforts to curb rising corruption among officers and effectively respond to crime in the country.
A law firm based in Mzuzu has written President Lazarus Chakwera and Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda demanding the appointment and allocation of judges to the Mzuzu Registry and also the establishment of a commercial court registry.
The Malawi Electoral Commission MEC has disclosed it is strategizing for by-elections in some four constituencies including Lilongwe North-West where President Lazarus Chakwera was Member of Parliament.
The Director of Health and Social Services (DHO) for Nkhata Bay Dr. Mwatikonda Mbendera has come out as the first senior public health official to declare his COVID-19 status after testing positive.