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ACB arrest Chaponda over his role in dubious procurement of maize in Zambia

BLANTYRE (Sergio Genti, Malawi NewsNow) –  Graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested the embattled former Agriculture minister George Chaponda in connection with the botched Zambia maize deal. Director of Prosecutions and Legal Affairs at ACB Chrispine Khunga confirmed the arrest on Wednesday. He said ACB obtained a warrant of arrest from the High Court last week. Chaponda, who remains the powerful Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice president for the south which is seen as the ruling party’s bedrock, walked freely into the ACB offices in Blantyre. He was not even arrested and there were no police...

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Malawi President sacks Health Minister, deputy defence minister in Cabinet reshuffle

LILONGWE (Xinhua) —Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Monday fired Health Minister, Dr. Peter Kumpalume, Deputy Defense Minister, Vincent Ghambi, and Attorney General, Kalekeni Kaphale, in a cabinet reshuffle where he has made several changes. According to the statement released by the office of the Secretary to the Government Monday afternoon, Mutharika has replaced Kumpalume with Atupele Muluzi who was formerly Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development. Anna Kachikho, long-time ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator and a new face in Mutharika’s new cabinet, has since replaced Muluzi as Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development while another new...

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Malawi to recapitalize PVHO as Minister asks MABCATA to improve its capacity

LILONGWE (Malawi NewsNow)-The Malawi Government through Ministry of Transport and Public Works plans to recapitalize its Private Vehicle and Hire Organization (PVHO) for better quality infrastructural development. This comes amid the public outcry over substandard road networks, buildings that have in recent times, led to loss of lives and in some cases, public funds. PVHO, the sole state agency that provides labour, vehicles, and equipment for hire on road works, has for decades been non-functional due to abuse of resources. Through the PVHO recapitalization, Government will equip the department with resources to start transacting business with quality capital resources...

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Malawi Police arrest man for faking his gender

LILONGWE(Malawi NewsNow)-The Malawi Police at Kanengo Station are keeping in custody a 19 year old Van Gomani for soliciting immoral purpose. The suspect is accused of trying to obtain money through false pretense by dressing and identifying himself as female prostitute whilst in truth he is male. According to Kanengo Police Publicist Salome Chibwana the suspect Gomani on the early hours of Monday portrayed himself as a female prostitute and was picked by a client. However when the two sex thirst couple went into a private room in order to fulfill their lust, the client was surprised to find that...

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Prophet Bushiri announces K1bn to charity, targeting Malawi and South Africa

PRETORIA (Malawi NewsNow) –Founder and leader of Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) and President of Shepherd Bushiri Investments (SBI), Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, on Monday announced that for the remaining half of 2017, he has set aside K1 billion for charity. The target for this charity is vulnerable people in the nations of Malawi and South Africa. The gesture is a continuation of Prophet Bushiri’s ongoing philanthropy which, in the first half of the year, he disbursed about US$800,000 into projects targeting vulnerable people in the nations of Malawi, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Nicaragua. In this last half, the Prophet, apart from...

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