Nyasa Times

President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has called for concerted efforts in the development of the country and retaliated that his government will work hard to fulfill the campaign promises.

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Malawi has become a crime scene where high ranking officials exonerating criminals as “saints”. A new twist to the Bill Smuggling saga has emerged with Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Gotani Hara exonerating Pastor Martin Thom and Nations Msowoya who were arrested over suspicion that they smuggled a Loan Authorisation Bill of 2021.

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A pastor at the Assemblies of God Church in Mchinji, Steven Chabwera, will spend the next eight years in jail for impregnating a 16-year-old girl from Nkhwazi Village in Traditional Authority Mavwere.

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Social media and photography enthusiasts have named Ras Peter Kansengwa as overall winner of the Best Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 for what they say is “professionalism, originality, composition and technical proficiency.

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The Malawi Government has dismissed assertions by the Forum for National Development (FND) that the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and the Attorney General (AG) are being influenced to prosecute businessman Zuneth Sattar and his associates.

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In its commitment to create an enabling environment for equal opportunities that would improve internal practices related to human resources; customer services among others, Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) adopted a Social and Gender Inclusion & Anti-sexual Harassment policy in 2017.

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Peace is refusing to find a space to settle at Area 43 Sector 8 in Lilongwe where unknown people suspected to be hired thugs have now gone on rampage demolishing houses and fences on selected plots at the area.

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Mangochi Senior Resident Magistrate’s Court on Thursday January 13, 2022 convicted and sentenced Batisha Kasimu, 34, and White Alick, 31, each to six (6) years imprisonment with hard labour for trafficking six young Malawian men into Mozambique contrary to Section 14(1) of the Trafficking in Persons Act.

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Social media activist, Joshua Chisa Mbele, who was arrested on Tuesday in relation to a Facebook post in which he alleged that Malawi Defence Force Commander, General Vincent Nundwe corruptly benefitted a sum of K4 billion from deals with Zuneth Sattar, has been granted bail on Friday after pleading not guilty.

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The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has obtained a warrant of arrest for former Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) Director General, Simon Itaye for being reasonably suspected of having committed offenses under the Corrupt Practices Act and the Penal Code.

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Mpamba Limited, wholly owned subsidiary of telecommunications leaders, TNM Plc, says it has so far distributed K16.8 million in prizes to customers and agents in the ongoing Kuikunga ndi Mpamba promotion Since its launch, the promotion has rewarded 570 customers and 570 agents with cash prizes across the country.

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Firebrand Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has asked President Lazarus Chakwera administration to immediately relieve positions of top gurus who have been implicated in corrupt practices.

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Iponyereninso Kwakuya ndi Illovo promotion has gathered momentum as three — one each from the three regions of the country — have won Nissan NP200 vehicles during the second bi-monthly draw held on Tuesday at Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre.

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Agriculture and Irrigation minister Lobin Lowe has assured Malawians not to panic about food shortage in the country as there is enough food reserves to feed the South-eastern impoverished nation.

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The Tobacco Commission (TC) says it will take appropriate interventions to cushion farmers from the potential impact of the late onset of rains on earnings from tobacco in the 2020 to 2021 marketing season.

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The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services has disclosed that it will start receiving and processing applications for dual citizenship from this month, January 2022.

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Member of Parliament for Mzuzu City, Bennex Mwamlima, has urged city residents to make sure they manage waste properly to ensure cleanliness in the city.

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Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda of the High Court in Lilongwe will on Thursday deliver his ruling in a case in which a Lilongwe-based freelance journalist Mundango Nyirenda and the Center for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) are challenging the proposal for the mandatory administration of Covid-19 vaccine.

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Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera says peace and stability remains a vital key in achieving socio – economic cooperation in all the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member states.

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Defence lawyers in a case involving four FISD directors have pleaded with the court to ask the state to produce documentation on allegations that FISD induced double payment from the African Development Bank (ADB).

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Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa has donated a cow and bags of rice and maize towards this year’s John Chilembwe Day celebrations.

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The Mbulumbuzi Magistrate’s Court in Chiradzulu, on Sunday ruled that a warrant of arrest for Speedy’s Group of Companies’ managing director Riaz Jakhura should remain in force until executed.

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The Minibus Owners Association of Malawi (MOAM) says it still feels so pressed with the toll gate fees despite being revised. Government gazetted revised toll gate fees on 7th January, 2022.

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Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) which supports and sympathizes with the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has given the President 7 days to reverse the amnesty granted to those involved in illegal and corrupt practices of government procurement processes by the Attorney General (AG) Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda.

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