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Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communications Technology Mark Botomani, has rejected calls to quit over  revelations that  taxpayers are financing travel allowances for the Cabinet ministers and their entourages for coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic assignments, when he had publicly denied the same.

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Minister of Health Jappie Mhango has the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) for a meeting over the coronavirus allowances scandal. A letter from Mhango to HRDC says the meeting will take place on Monday in Lilongwe.

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Children who are under the age of five in Machinga, Phalombe and Nsanje districts and were going to Community Based Childcare Centres (CBCCs) before learning institutions were temporarily closed due to the out break of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), will be receiving bags of soya flour and curtons of soap to ensure they continue being […] The post Action Aid Malawi rolls out K150m child centered Covid-19 intervention appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

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A renowned heath rights activist has asked government to speed up the construction of Covid-19 isolation and quarantine centres in the country as the progress in the construction is slow amid rising cases of coronavirus cases.

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President Peter Mutharika  on Friday  joined workers in the country in commemorating Labour Day. In a statement released by the presidential spokesperson Mgeme Kalilani, Mutharika says he values the role of workers in both public and private sector for Malawi to achieve her development goals and improve lives of her people.

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Malawi government on Thursday officially launched  an emergency cash transfer programme targeting about 1 million people and small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic, which  President Arthur Peter Mutharika  announced  on Tuesday.

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Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC)  has called for an imediate resignation of Minister of Information Mark Botomani and  Minister of Health,Jappie Mhango for abuse of Covid-19 funds and trying to cover-up the same.

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Leader of opposition in parliament Lobin Lowe accepted through President Peter Mtuharika  before he was lopped into the now restructured Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19.

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Minister of Health Jappie Mhango, has confirmed a new case of coronavirus in northern city of Mzuzu, bringing the total cases in Malawi to 37, including some recoveries and three deaths.

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Malawians have learnt with relief that government has rescinded its decision to give a whooping daily allowance of K450 000 to ministers and K350 000 to MPs just to visit the councils to assess the state of preparedness to deal with Covid-19.

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President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday took Public Affairs Committee (PAC) to task for not holding opposition political leaders accountable for post-election violence while sticking to his guns that  he cannot fire Malawi Electoral Commisison (MEC).

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Chief Justice  Andrew Nyirenda and other six judges of of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appea are in seclusion writing the  presidential election nullification appeal ruling.

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President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday joked that he had been resurrected as he met a high level Public Affairs (PAC) delegation, mocking rumours that he had died or is critically ill.

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Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has said the appointment of leader of Opposition in Parliament Lobin Lowe into newly formed an inclusive Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus was an ambush, claiming Lowe was not consulted.

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A group of people calling itself citizens of Ntchisi on Wednesday conducted a peaceful march to the district council offices where they presented a petition calling for the removal of the District Commissioner, Peter Jimusole, over what they called maladministration in the way he runs the council’s operations.

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Commonwealth Network against Child and Early Marriage (CONACEM) has asked the Malawi Government to establish special units in police stations to handle cases of domestic violence during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis.

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Manchester-based Malawian general medical practitioner (GP) Austin Gunda  has sadly died with coronavirus (Covid-19), becoming the fourth Malawian to pass away from the virus in the UK.

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President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday announced government will be spending to help the country’s poor survive as restricting of movement of people starts to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

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President Peter Mutharika showed he is in control of the government’s response to check the spread of corona virus pandemic with a dramatic decision to restructure the Special Cabinet Committee on Covid-19 making it more inclusive, bringing leader of opposition Lobin Lowe of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and other stakeholders and changing it to be […] The post Mutharika shakes up Malawi Covid-19 committee: Opposition leader Lowe drafted in appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

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President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday evening gave a national address  despite opposition spreading rumors regarding his  health including one South Africa based Saunders Juma of the social media grouping called Maenga  circulating audios claiming the Head of State had died.

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President Peter Mutharika will be addressing the nation this Tuesday at 9:30pm on new measures to check the spread of coronavirus and cushions.

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Some people  in the country have always wondered why government has, strongly and repeatedly, resisted every call for an all-inclusive approach in managing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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The High Court has prolonged an order barring the government from implementing a 21-day lockdown applied by Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) despite a rise in the number of coronavirus cases.

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The Church and Society of the Livingstonia CCAP Synod has called for a swift dialogue between the police and the prisons department over their recent fall out.

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