Alex Banda

Alex Banda

Former civil society leader turned politician Timothy Mtambo who has been calling for the ouster of Justice Dr. Jane Ansah as chairperson for the Malawi Electoral Commission MEC, has gone back on his word saying her resignation now; is a ploy by the governing Democratic Progressive Party DPP to rig the fresh presidential poll.

Former civil society leader turned politician Timothy Mtambo who has been calling for the ouster of Justice Dr. Jane Ansah as chairperson for the Malawi Electoral Commission MEC, has gone back on his word saying her resignation now; is a ploy by the governing Democratic Progressive Party DPP to rig the fresh presidential poll.

The two tussling political alliances ahead of the fresh presidential election faced-off Wednesday in a campaign that saw them hold rallies at venues close enough to spark the tension that ensued.

It is highly likely that the fresh presidential election coming in Malawi will be conducted in the absence of international observers. Even the Malawi Electoral Commission-MEC-is yet to send out invitations as has been the tradition.

As the race against time for the Malawi Electoral Commission to organize a fresh presidential poll continues, a local political and governance think tank, Political Science Association (PSA) has asked the remaining MEC commissioners to immediately follow out their chairperson Justice Dr. Jane Ansah.

A magistrate’s court in Nkhata Bay has denied bail 15 people suspected to have caused a rampage at a rest house in Chintheche on suspicion it was harboring blood suckers.

Malawi has received a grant of 100 million US dollars, about 75 billion kwacha from the World Bank following the approval by the banks board of executive directors to strengthen its governance structures.

Amid widespread reports of miss procurement, corruption and over expenditure of COVID-19 funds by government, the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation CHRR is demanding that government should operationalize the Access to Information ACT to ensure transparency and Accountability in its expenditure.

The Malawi Defense Force MDF, Malawi Police Service and the Immigration Department have for the first time rolled out a joint operation on Lake Malawi to intercept illegal immigrants amid the COVID-19 pandemic scare.

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