Andrew Viano

Andrew Viano

New Finance Minister, Felix Mlusu had his first assignment Tuesday when he presented the 722 billion kwacha provisional budget which is expected to run government operations between July 1 and October 31st this year.

The 2019/2020 national budget which was pegged at 1.9 trillion kwacha is expiring this Tuesday, June 30.

Sunday, June 28th will go down the memory lane in the history of Malawi as the day when Malawi’s sixth president, Dr Lazarus Chakwera, took oath for the presidency of Malawi after winning a highly contested fresh presidential poll.

As Malawians anxiously await declaration of who is the next president of Malawi following the hotly contested June 23 Fresh Presidential Poll, some stakeholders are into reviewing how the process has fared.

Attempts by President Peter Mutharika to remove the country’s Chief Justice days before Tuesday’s presidential elections have attracted widespread condemnation from both local and international rights and legal bodies.

Ballots for the fresh presidential election on Tuesday will be flown in from Dubai Friday June 19 as scheduled, according to Malawi Electoral Commission Chairman, Dr. Chifundo Kachale.

The 2019- 2020 National Budget ends on June 30th worth 1.911 trillion Kwacha from 1.84 trillion approved at Mid-Year.

The Lilongwe District Health Office says for the past two days, it has failed to conduct further tests from Kaliyeka in Lilongwe where 10 people recently tested positive to COVID-19 due to hostile environment that was in the area, a development which is posing a big threat for spread of the disease in the area and Lilongwe at large.

The Department of Disaster Management Affairs says the country has a 138 billion kwacha deficit to carry out a robust COVID 19 response.

Health workers at Area 18 health centre in Lilongwe are staging a sit-in to force management provide them with protective gear in the wake of the coronavirus.

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