Tags : Politics

CHAKWERA URGED TO FILL UP MINISTERIAL POSTS

By Rhodrick Banda  Following the removal of another Minister from cabinet, President Lazarus Chakwera has been urged to swiftly fill the vacancies currently available in cabinet. Newton Kambala’s sacking on Wednesday night has now made cabinet short of 4 Ministers. In an interview with Timveni political commentator George Phiri said now than ever before President […]Read More

KALINDO REFUSES TO APOLOGIZE FOR TONSE GOVT CRITICISM

By Kenson McCloud  UTM director of youth Bon Kalindo has defied calls from some party followers to apologize over remarks targeting the Tonse Alliance government during one of his plays. Kalindo, popularly known as Winiko in the arts circles, had taken a swipe at the nine member coalition for failing to fulfil campaign promises. According […]Read More

NEW MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT TAKE OATH

By Chilenje Chilenje Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda has asked newly elected Members of Parliament to apply impartial judgment when executive duties. Nyirenda was speaking on Friday at the Parliament Building in Lilongwe when he administered the oath of office for the 7 Legislators who emerged victorious in the March 30 by-election.  Nyirenda said the oath represented […]Read More

NEW MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT TAKE OATH

By Chilenje Chilenje Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda has asked newly elected Members of Parliament to apply impartial judgment when executive duties. Nyirenda was speaking on Friday at the Parliament Building in Lilongwe when he administered the oath of office for the 7 Legislators who emerged victorious in the March 30 by-election.  Nyirenda said the oath represented […]Read More

ANALYST SLAMS GOVT OVER SHODDY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Political commentator George Phiri has said the washing away of Kyungu Bridge has exposed deep and worrying levels of substandard work rocking the construction industry. Wednesday’s accident has resulted in the loss of three lives.   In an inteview with Timveni, Phiri said it is time government revisited its procurement process to avoid similar incidents […]Read More

MCP CONCERNED MEMBERS IN TALKS WITH PARTY’S HIERARCHY

By Aamon Butao A group of concerned members of the Malawi Congress Party says discussions with the office of the President over wide range of grievances the group had presented are at an advanced stage.  Some few weeks ago, the Second Liberation of Malawi National Malawi Congress Party penned President Lazarus Chakwera to express displeasure […]Read More

TONSE ALLIANCE GOVT FACES GROWING RESISTANCE IN THE NORTH

By Vyalema Kaluluma Phiri Some concerned citizens from the northern region have organized peaceful protests against what they call the 'Malawi Congress Party government'. A poster which has gone viral on social media shows that the demos are slated for this Friday in Mzuzu city. Among others, the Concerned Partnership Citizen want President Lazarus Chakwera […]Read More

PHIRI APPEALS TO GVT TO FULFILL CAMPAIGN PROMISES

By Aamon Butao Livingstonia based political commentator George Phiri has called on President Lazarus Chakwera to develop well laid out plan to ensure the Tonse Alliance delivers its campaign promises.  Phiri’s remarks come against background of wide criticism of government for failing to honor its manifesto plans.  According to Phiri, Chakwera should come up with […]Read More

WEAK FINANCIAL MUSCLE CASTS WOMEN OUT OF ACTIVE POLITICS

By Aamon Butao and  Vyalema Kaluluma Phiri  Lack of financial support has been pointed out as a major challenge affecting women participation in the forthcoming by-elections in March.  In an interview with Gender activist, Emma Kaliya decried lack of commitment from nongovernmental organizations.   “NGOs need to wake up and help women in by-elections and […]Read More

CHAKWERA SNUB NANKHUMWA ON DIALOGUE

By Aamon Butao Livingstonia based political commentator George Phiri has accused president Lazarus Chakwera of not fulfilling his promise of meeting leader of opposition quarterly. This comes following revelations by the leader of opposition Kondwani Nankhumwa who said the two figure heads are yet to meet since president Chakwera ascended to power. During one of […]Read More