John Paul Kayuni

John Paul Kayuni

President Lazarus Chakwera says the royal family of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has expressed interest to invest in Malawi's energy sector which he hopes will help to address energy challenges in the country.

Authorities say fuel challenges in the country has forced construction works of the Mzimba street in Lilongwe, which is being upgraded to six-lanes road, to halt for a month now.

The Office of Director of Public Officers Declaration (ODPOD) has admitted that it is failing to properly follow up and confirm the existence of assets, liabilities, and business interests declared by listed public officers owing to limited resources.

Political analysts have reacted differently to President Lazarus Chakwera’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) which faults first-world countries for neglecting third-world countries in development programmes.

The Parliamentary Committee on Media, Information and Communication has called on the ministry of information to intervene in the move the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has instituted to revoke broadcasting licenses for media houses that have failed to pay fees.

Mary Chilima, wife to vice President Saulos Chilima, is expected to travel to South Africa to undergo a medical procedure, following government’s approval for provision of financial resources to cover the costs.

Former President Joyce Banda has left the country this morning for Britain where she will represent President Lazarus Chakwera at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday, September 19.

Consumer rights organizations have described the hike in maize prices by Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) as a sad and unfortunate development, saying it will further push high the cost of living.

Legal experts have said repealing section 42 of the Corrupt Practices Act does not free the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) from control of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in terms of prosecution of corruption cases.

Parliament has amended sections 10 (1) (f) and 42 of the Corrupt Practices Act (CPA), allowing the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to commence prosecution of corruption cases without seeking consent from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

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