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Alinafe Mlamba

Alinafe Mlamba

Government officials that received part of the 200-million-kwacha financing for July 6 Independence Day celebrations have not yet remitted the funds three weeks after the event.

Seven suspects have escaped custody at Chitedze Police Unit in Lilongwe which was left unattended Saturday night, barely two weeks after a similar incident at a police unit in Mzimba.

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.

President of the Malawi Law Society Patrick Mpaka says President Lazarus Chakwera should come out clear on why he has fired Chikosa Silungwe from serving as Attorney General, despite this being a constitutional prerogative.

Officers from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship services have threatened to stop rendering key services if the department will not address their grievances.

Some members of the Indigenous Grain Traders Association camped on Capitol Hill to force ministry of Agriculture to pay them for grain supplied to ADMARC in November-December last year.

Government says it will proceed with its plan to roll-out the AstraZeneca vaccine, despite being suspended in South Africa.

During the Daily Update on Covid-19 on Monday evening, Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda maintained 60% of the country's population needs the AstraZeneca vaccine.

"The vaccine will still be administered despite being suspended in South Africa, adding, experts have been working on the clock to ensure the vaccine is safe for the country," said Chiponda.

During the briefing, government spokesperson Gospel Kazazo said the situation in South Africa is still being monitored, urging the citizenry not to panic.

Kazako also condemned reports that health workers are being verbally assaulted in some parts of the country.

The minister of information also took time to assure the citizenry that the committee will act on the President's directive to receive reports on how the K6.2 Bn Covid-19 funds were spent.

As of Monday, the country has recorded 227 new cases, 155 recoveries, and 18 deaths.

The mess caused by the Malawi National Examinations Board in its handling of the 2020 Malawi Schools Certificate of Education examinations could clearly get some heads rolling.

Some concerned citizens under the banner "Justice for Bushiri" Movement are asking government to intervene in bringing back home Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary, who are in police custody in South Africa on charges of fraud and money laundering.

A row over unpaid risk allowances for health workers at Kameza Covid-19 isolation Centre in Blantyre has ended in the horror of premature released of Corona virus patients last evening.


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