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Former Minister of Agriculture Dr. George CHAPONDA Arrested

Former Minister of Agriculture Dr. George CHAPONDA Arrested

Posted on 19 Jul 2017 at 11:32am

ACB ARRESTS FORMER MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE- HON. DR. GEORGE CHAPONDA AND GRACE MIJIGA MHANGO

In December, 2017, the Anti-Corruption Bureau recorded a complaint alleging that procurement procedures were not followed in the procurement of maize from Zambia by ADMARC.

The Anti- Corruption Bureau has been conducting investigation into the matter. The Bureau sent its officers to Zambia in January where they together with the Anti-Corruption Commission of Zambia interviewed various people whom it felt had information relevant to the matter.

On 21st February, 2017, the Anti-Corruption Bureau conducted a search and seizure operation on various premises after it obtained search and seizure…

2016 ADDRESS BY H.E PROF. ARTHUR PETER MUTHARIKA, PRESIDENT OF MALAWI ON THE STATE OF THE NATION

2016 ADDRESS BY H.E PROF. ARTHUR PETER MUTHARIKA, PRESIDENT OF MALAWI ON THE STATE OF THE NATION

Posted on 23 Nov 2016 at 7:48pm

My Fellow Malawians, Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great honour and privilege to address you all today. It is important that I must update you on developments that have taken place in our country since I last delivered the State of the Nation Address in May this year. In so doing, I will also outline the measures that Government has put in place to address some of the challenges that our country has been facing in the recent past.

My Fellow Malawians, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Accepting the presence of a problem is the first stage in solving any problem. Let us admit that our country has, over the past…

President Mutharika pardons 207 prisoners for Easter

President Mutharika pardons 207 prisoners for Easter

Posted on 13 Apr 2016 at 6:46pm

PRESS RELEASE RELEASE OF 207 PRISONERS AS PART OF EASTER CELEBRATIONS The Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security wishes to inform the General Public that it has pleased His Excellency the President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika to Pardon 207 prisoners as part of Easter Celebrations. The prisoners who have been pardoned are those who have served at least half of their prison sentences, with good behavior and were not convicted of serious offences. The Pardon of the 207 prisoners is a symbol of forgiveness during this Year’s Easter Celebrations. Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security Private Bag 331 Lilongwe 3 Date: 13th April, 2016.

HIGH COMMISSION WELCOMES BRITISH COMPANIES’ INTEREST IN MALAWI

HIGH COMMISSION WELCOMES BRITISH COMPANIES’ INTEREST IN MALAWI

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 1:30pm

A number of British-based companies will be visiting Malawi this week at the invitation of the Malawi Government to view for themselves the potential for trade and investment with Malawi. The British High Commission greatly welcomes this initiative by the Government of Malawi, and has been working with the Government to stimulate private sector interest in Malawi. This is in addition to DFID support to help create the conditions for economic growth and to improve the business environment in Malawi, including…

Speech by HE Peter Mutharika at the 69th UN General Assembly

Speech by HE Peter Mutharika at the 69th UN General Assembly

Posted on 26 Sep 2014 at 8:33pm

Mr. President Allow me to begin by congratulating you, Mr. President on your election to preside over the 69th Session of the General Assembly, and to wish you all the success in this position. I have…

Malawi: The Past, Present and Future, by the president.

Malawi: The Past, Present and Future, by the president.

Posted on 09 Jul 2014 at 12:14pm

On 6th July, 1964 Malawi got its independence from Britain, signaling a new era for Malawi. This is an important day for all Malawians because we are celebrating that we have not only attained 50 years of independence but also 50 years of peace, stability, progress and prosperity. It is a day when, as a nation, we are reflecting on how we have performed over the past 50 years and how we would like to move forward together in the next 50 years and beyond.

We have to…

Norway grants education funding to Malawi

Norway grants education funding to Malawi

Posted on 02 Jul 2014 at 7:47pm

Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who’s been traveling with Foreign Minister Børge Brende in South Africa and Malawi this week, signed an agreement with officials from the UN and Malawi on Wednesday to fund schooling in Malawi. The country is among the world’s poorest, where only 35 percent of all girls and 41 percent of boys complete the eighth grade.

“Norway will contribute NOK 100 million a year to strengthen the educational sector…

£59 to use the UK Visa Application Centre in Lilongwe

£59 to use the UK Visa Application Centre in Lilongwe

Posted on 28 Mar 2014 at 10:55am

From 31 March our new commercial partner Teleperformance Ltd will take over the running of our Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Lilongwe. They have subcontracted to the current supplier – FedEx – so there will be no change in the day to day management of the VAC.

The Visa Application Centre will remain at its current location at Unit 2, Teveta House, City Centre, Lilongwe. We are making the following changes to the visa service that we offer:

User Pays charges. From 31 March, there will be a charge of £59 to use the Visa Application Centre in Lilongwe….

Malawi to withdraw from 2015 Nations Cup for Lack of Funds

Malawi to withdraw from 2015 Nations Cup for Lack of Funds

Posted on 12 Mar 2014 at 2:38pm

By Frank Kandu BBC Sport, Blantyre

Malawi have been forced to withdraw from qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco because of a lack of funds.

The decision was taken after the government said there was enough money for the team to play in either the Nations Cup or the 2015 Africa Youth Championship.

“We have no choice but to forgo the Nations Cup because government advised us to prioritise,” said Malawi Football Association (FAM) President Walter Nyamilandu.

“We have therefore prioritised the Under-20 Championship for the sake of development – and also the consequences of pulling out of that…

How Malawi got tricked on the Sale of the presidential Jet!

How Malawi got tricked on the Sale of the presidential Jet!

Posted on 06 Mar 2014 at 12:21am

Malawi government has finally confirmed Bhonnox Group of Companies (a subsidiary of paramount group of companies) tricked them on the sale of the presidential jet.

And it has also confirmed that money realized from the controversial presidential jet didn’t reach either Treasury or the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM).

But instead the Presidential Jet was sold in the old batter type of trade.

Speaking to journalists in Lilongwe, Finance Minister Maxwell Mkwezalamba said the presidential jet was sold to Bhonnox Limited at US$15 million.

Mkwezalamba said the money was not deposited into government’s consolidated account but highest bidder Bhonnox paid directly to…

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