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Andrew Viano

Andrew Viano

In the just-ended June 29 by-elections except for Nkhatabay Central Constituency where a high turnout was registered, voter apathy reared its ugly head in two local government by-elections in Blantyre and Nsanje.

For over two decades now the Malawi Electoral Commission has not conducted any constituency demarcations despite this being one of its’ several constitutional mandates.

In four weeks of tobacco sales, earnings from tobacco, hit $34 million (about 27 billion kwacha) by end of week four of sales after the country sold over 20.1 million kilograms at an average price of $1.66 per kilogram, according to figures from AHL Group.

President Lazarus Chakwera took advantage of this year’s commemoration of Kamuzu Day to caution the citizenry against backbiting if the country is to realize the development vision under the Tonse Alliance administration.

Earnings from Malawi’s top export crop, tobacco, hit $24 million by end of week three of sales after the country sold over 14.9 million kilograms at an average price of $1.66 per kilogram, according to figures from AHL Group.

After about two hours of interviewing Ombudsman Martha Chizuma for the top job at the graft busting body, Anti-Corruption Bureau Director, it has emerged that she has failed.

Damiano Katengeza was all smiles when the Catholic Church through the Pontifical Missionaries Society(PMS) handed over keys to his new house that was built in a space of less than a month.

Finance Minister, Felix Mlusu has for the past month, been out and about making pre-budget consultation ahead of a national budget meeting set for next week.

The court order which has been issued by Justice Kenyatta Nyirenda dated May 4, 2021, through Lilongwe High Court Registry shows that the two only managed to pay K47 million, and now face sheriffs for the remaining 22 million kwacha.

Early this week, Secretary for Justice and Solicitor General Reyneck Matemba told the nation about Martha Chizuma’s appointment as Anti-Corruption Bureau ACB’s Director-General.

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