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Chilima launches United Transformation Movement, attacks Malawi President Mutharika for corruption

LILONGWE (Muchanakhwaye Khwepeya, Malawi NewsNow )-  Malawi’s vice-president Saulos Chilima launched his a political grouping  Saturday to run against President Peter Mutharika in next year’s elections but has threatened to as expose the government in the stench of  corruption with  the President  involved. Chilima, 45, was handpicked Mutharika to run alongside him in 2014 on the Democratic People’s Party (DPP) ticket but he quit the DPP last month citing corruption and nepotism. Now he want to “drain the swamp” launched the United Transformation Movement (UTM) in the capital Lilongwe, seeking to unseat the 79-year-old Mutharika. “It is because of the rot...

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Lawyers give Malawi ruling DPP  2 days to refund K145m kickback given to Mutharika

MZUZU (Sergio Genti, Malawi NewsNow)- Mzuzu based Youth And Society (YAS) has instructed lawyers to demand  given the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) two days to refund MWK145,000,000  a kickback  President Peter Mutharika  received  from a 2.8bn kwacha ($3.9m; £2.8m) contract to supply food to the police. Pioneer Investment owned by businessman Mr Zameer Karim deposited the money into an account belonging to the DPP at Standard Bank Malawi, of which the president is the sole signatory. In a letter written to the DPP Secretary General  Ms Greizedar Jeffrey by the organisation’s lawyer Bright Theu of Ritz Attorneys-at-Law, YAS...

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Fuel prices go up  in Malawi and cost of living

BLANTYRE (Tamandani Mwale, MalawiNewsNow)-Malawians have to dig deeper into the pocket following a decision by Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) to hike fuel prices effective July 17, 2018. MERA Chief Executive Officer  Dr Collins Magalasi disclosed the development on Tuesday in a statement. According to Magalasi, petrol now will be selling MK888 per litre from MK824 per litre. Diesel will be selling at K890.90 per litre from MK815.80 per litre while paraffin will be selling at K719.30 per litre from MK648.70 per litre. Magalasi said MERA board decided to pass on only 50 percent of increases on pump prices...

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Wanderers name Allan Kamanga as Bob Mpinganjira’s assistant

LILONGWE (Tamanda Mwale, Malawi NewsNow) –Former Be Forward Wanderers defender Allan Kamanga is coach Bob Mpinganjira’s assistant , the club has announced. “I’m happy to work alongside Allan Kamanga, ” Mpinganjira said. Initially, Kamanga was supposed to be the Wanderers vice team manager but he has been given the post following the club’s decision not to name Albert Mpinganjira as Bob’s assistant. Albert Mpinganjira, a young borther of Bob,  will remain head coach for Wanderers Reserve side. It has also been reported that Kamanga was considered for the post due to his vast experience with the club and the...

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ACB czar confesses Malawi not wining corruption fight

LILONGWE (Tamanda Mwale, Malawi NewsNow) –)- The country fraud bursting body, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Executive Director, Mr Reyneck Matemba on Tuesday confessed that the nation is not wining the fight against the vice. Matemba cited moral decay whose main culprits are public servants who connive with politicians to steal tax-payers money. The ACB boss disputed the general public perception that the bureau gets instructions from the appointing authority, the President  in its operation saying the institution has the legal mandate to persecute anyone involved in the public theft. Matemba was addressing the public debate in which Oxfam, Integrity Platform...

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