News In Brief (474)
Observers have described as “humility never seen at presidency level in Malawi” President Lazarus Chakwera’s admission of anomalies in some of the appointments he recently made “and going further to withhold” such decisions until the due processes and procedures have eventually been observed.
The Ministry of Finance has clarified that workers will have to wait a little longer before the K100,000 tax-free band is effected as the government is waiting for parliament to approve the change.
Barely a day after Dr. Jane Ansah was blocked to exit the country through Mchinji border, the former MEC chairperson has finally been approved to leave the country by the Judiciary.
President Lazarus Chakwera’s commitment to ensuring that the powers of a sitting president are reduced in Malawi has been met with applause from stakeholders and governance experts who think this has been overdue and must now be made practical.
The World Bank has made available K120bn to Malawi to help improve rural livelihoods and protection of watersheds.
Public protector, Martha Chizuma, is investigating alleged abuse of funds under the national COVID-19 response plan and other government interventions.