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City Council Commits to Clear Streets of Vendors

After a day of clashes between street vendors and those plying trade at Tsoka, a designated market in Lilongwe’s old town, the Lilongwe City Council has committed to ensure sanity is back on the streets by ensuring that all streets are clear of vendors.

Transporters reject proposal for truckers’ perks

Back to square one; The Transporters Association of Malawi has thrown out a government proposal of K100, 000.00 as minimum monthly salary for truck drivers, the proposal which quelled an unprecedented truck drivers’ protest. Now truckers are saying from tomorrow, no truck will ply the roads of Malawi until their demand is met. In the middle of it all is government which must ensure uninterrupted public services heavily reliant on truck haul.

Communities Question MPC over Infrastructure Use

In Bangwe, Blantyre, communities are demanding answers from Malawi Postal Corporation which has let out part of a Post Office to individuals.

Governance Experts Suggest Land Commission

Governance experts have proposed the setting up of a land commission to oversee all land related issues in the country other than entrust this with the ministry of lands alone.

Revisiting Vision 2020 with Eyes on 2063

The National Planning Commission says the Malawi economic growth has not gone at a desired rate, sufficient to achieve Vision 2020.

Central Bank Skeptical on Use of Crypto-currency

Reserve Bank of Malawi Governor, Dr. Dalitso Kabambe, says the country is not ready to embrace use of cryptocurrencies as an acceptable medium of exchange or legal tender.

Vison 2020 in Still Birth

One of the architects of Vision 2020, Professor Adamson Muula, says failure of implementation of the vision is as a result of government failure to adhere to the plan.

Transporters reject proposal for truckers’ perks

Back to square one; The Transporters Association of Malawi has thrown out a government proposal of K100, 000.00 as minimum monthly salary for truck drivers, the proposal which quelled an unprecedented truck drivers’ protest.

Malawi Land Management Rot under Microscope

The Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament says there appears to be more rot in the management of public land in the country’s cities besides alleged sale of Livimbo School.

Ultra poor not reached with public safety net programs

SOS Children's Village says close to 7 million ultra poor people are not being reached by government safety net programs hence failing to provide for children in their families.

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