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Government in Malawi

  • Malawi: President Mutharika Returns Home

    MALAWI, 2016/10/19 Preident Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika arrived Sunday afternoon from the United National of America (USA) next attending the United Nationas General Asembly (UNGA). President Mutharika was welcomed by Vice Preident Dr. Saulos Chilima, Cabinet Ministers, diplomats and thousands ofother Malawinas at the Kamuzu International Airport.
  • Malawi: Mutharika 'Furious' With Embassy Fraud As GovtRecalls Its Envoys in Kenya, Zambia, Japan

    MALAWI, 2016/04/29 Malawi government has recalled its envoys from Kenya, Zambia and Japan and relocating some amidst statement that President Peter Mutharika is "absolutely furious" with the fraud at Malawi mission in Addis Ababa and has called for thorough investigations. The recalled diplomats are former Reserve Bank of Malawi governor Perks Ligoya who was serving in Kenya barely a year next being relocated from India. He will be restored by Reverend Mwanamveka who is redeployed from Japan embassy where he is working as initial secretary. As well recalled is David Bandawe, the Malawi envoy in Zambia and Brigadier Reuben Ngwenya from Japan.
  • Peter Mutharika, the Washington National University constitutional law professor

    MALAWI, 2014/05/25 Peter Mutharika, the Washington National University constitutional law professor, who is front-runner in Malawi's Tuesday presidential elections, has fallen short of claiming victory, but has instead urged his supporters to remain calm. 'Our only concern is the time it is taking before results are announced, people are anxious because they would like to know the results of the elections and I have asked people to remain calm and that all of us, the so-called leaders, should avoid inciting people. People are really worked up, they want to know the results, but we should ask people to remain calm,' he said at a press conference at his residence in the upmarket suburb of Nyambadwe in the commercial capital, Blantyre. Mutharika, flanked by officials of his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), however, said his party had faith in the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairman, Appeal Court judge, Justice Maxon Mbendera.
  • Zambia refutes opposition claim that Malawian judge is still in Lusaka

    MALAWI, 2014/03/31 The Zambian government has refuted claims by the opposition that Malawian judge Lovemore Chikopa, who was appointed to chair a tribunal constituted to probe a supreme court judge and two high court judges, is still in Lusaka. Data and Broadcasting Minister Joseph Katema said Judge Chikopa is back in his home country, Malawi, as the tribunal he is supposed to chair is still a subject of legal contentions in the courts of law. Opposition United Party for National Improvment(UPND) leader, Hakainde Hichilema, was quoted as saying that President Michael Sata should be held accountable for having allowed Judge Chikopa to continue drawing allowances for his discredited tribunal that had failed to commence sittings because of critical legal challenges it faced from inception.
  • Malawi's new cabinet

    MALAWI, 2013/10/17 The following is the full inventory of new cabinet ministers announced on Thursday by Malawi president Dr Joyce Banda as released by the National Home in Blantyre. 1. President Dr. Joyce Banda - Minister Responsible for Statutory Corporations, Civil Service Government, Nutrition, HIV and AIDS, National Registration Programme, and the Green Belt Initiative. 2. Vice President Khumbo Kachali - Responsible for National Relief and Disaster Management, National Public Events Office, Central Government Stores and Department of Printing Services.
  • African governments review growing energy and food subsidies

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/20 African government deficits, while low by historical standards, has been creeping up as aid and remittances dip, and counter-cyclical interventions rack up in response to the effects of the financial crisis. Combined with a rising food and fuel import bill, governments are presently looking for savings. Energy and food subsidies are increasingly being reviewed.