News In Central Region (598)
Former Minister of Information Henry Mussa will on Tuesday 27th July re-appear before Chief Resident Magistrate Patrick Chirwa in Lilongwe, to continue answering theft charges, alongside former director of information, Gideon Munthali.
Minister of Justice, Titus Mvalo who is also a member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 is suggesting handing community service sentences to people convicted of contravening the pandemic containment measures.
Media Council of Malawi (MCM) says consultation with stakeholders to centralize accreditation of journalists is progressing and expects to be complete by the end of this year.
The organization's Executive Director, Moses Kaufa however feels with 714 journalists issued with press cards so far, their quest for media self-regulation and professionalism to addressing issues of gate-crashing is on track now.
"We are looking forward to centralizing accreditation of journalists as such consultations with Ministry of Information and Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority have already been done. By end of this year, all key stakeholders will be consulted," he said.
Media expert, Horace Nyaka believes accreditation will help in identifying journalists, and in the case they misbehave, aggrieved parties can approach their media houses or MCM.
However, on the conduct of journalists, Nyaka says it is important for event organizers to ensure that only bonafide journalists attend such events.
The country has over 1, 500 practicing journalists, according to the Media Council of Malawi.
Some Community members in Salima want suppliers of the Affordable Inputs Programme this year to sign an MOU with community representatives from the area where they have been assigned as one way of addressing the issue of suppliers shunning rural areas.
Homeland security Minister Richard Chimwendo Banda who was Chairperson of the 2021 Independence Day Celebrations has refuted claims that funds for the Independence Day Celebrations were channeled into the personal account of Chief secretary Zangazanga Chikhosi.
Ntcheu District Council says will take legal actions to reclaim government land that was allegedly sold to people in the district through dubious deals with the aid of some public officers there.
Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation CHRR says there is a growing need for stakeholders to raise awareness on procurement procedures by public procurement entities if suspicion of corrupt practices in public procurement is to be curtailed.
Illovo Sugar Malawi has tipped stakeholders in the fight against Covid-19 to always assess challenges communities are facing and provide feedback if the country is to win the fight.