Andrew Viano

Andrew Viano

Counsel Pempho Likongwe confirmed to us that he has stepped down from the MERA board.

Minister of Gender, Social Welfare, and Community Development Patricia Kaliati has expressed concern over continued trends by some people especially women in shielding perpetrators of abuse such as rape and defilement, which she says is infringing efforts by Government and stakeholders in trying to end the vice.

With cases of child marriages on the rise in the country, several non-governmental organizations have come together and worked towards ending the vice.

A Chinese national Bin Liu will spend a little more time in a cooler at Maula Prison as a magistrate court in Lilongwe has denied his application for bail.

Business person, Zameer Karim and Ecobank Malawi head of domestic banking Victoria Chanza were back in court Friday.

Malawi has recorded remarkable strides in responding to HIV and Aids with the latest statistics indicating the country has reduced new infections from 32, 000 in 2019 to 19,000 in 2021.

According to the Competition and Fair-Trading Commission (CFTC), 61 companies were investigated on allegations that they were involved in unfair trading practices.

Since April this year, the Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority MERA quietly reduced the Roads Maintenance Fuel Levy from 11 percent to 7 percent in a bid to cover anticipation for a fuel hike.

In the just-ended June 29 by-elections except for Nkhatabay Central Constituency where a high turnout was registered, voter apathy reared its ugly head in two local government by-elections in Blantyre and Nsanje.

For over two decades now the Malawi Electoral Commission has not conducted any constituency demarcations despite this being one of its’ several constitutional mandates.

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