Tags : Politics

POLITICAL ANALYST CALLS NANKHUMWA’S ULTIMATUM UNREALISTIC

By Kenson McCloud  One of the country’s political commentators George Phiri has asked leader of opposition, Kondwani Nankhumwa to be realistic when seeking responses from government on social-economic challenges rocking the citizenry. Nankhumwa who is also Democratic Progressive Party vice president has given President Lazarus Chakwera 14 days ultimatum to meet people’s needs. In an […]Read More

RIGHTS GROUPS CONDEMN CRACKDOWN ON PRESS FREEDOM

By Kenson McCloud  As Civil Society Organizations and development partners continue to condemn the arrest of investigative journalist, Gregory Gondwe, a grouping of lawyers that advocate for human rights, Section 12, has added its voice calling the arrest a cramp down on freedom of the press. Gondwe was detained and later on released on Tuesday […]Read More

50-50 CAMPAIGN SUFFERS A BLOW AS KABWIRA QUITS FRONTLINE POLITICS

By Wilson Allan Phiri  One of the country’s political experts George Phiri has asked UTM party to replace Jessie Kabwira’s vacant seat with another female face. Kabwira who saved as UTM Party National Executive Committee Member has announced she has retired from active politics and has since joined Malawi Institute of Management to purse her […]Read More

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