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Concerns over financial component of Salima-Lilongwe water deal  – Malawi News under fire on Simbi PR story

LILONGWE (Malawi NewsNow)- Attorney-General  Kalekeni Kaphale  is querying thefinancial arrangement in the construction of water pipeline from Salima to Lilongwe  including payment modalities as wanys more financial safeguards for Malawi government in the high-profile $500 million (K400 billion) project. The contract belongs to Lilongwe Water Board (LWB), while the contractor Khato Holdings will identify funding, but Malawi government is a guarantor to the deal. LWB chief executive officer Alfonso Chikuni explains that the agreement stipulates that the contractor will source finances for the project and  Malawi Government is expected to be guarantor of the $500 million loan. The project is...

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Ntata’s Uncommon Sense: Away with worn-out politicians!

OPINION ( Z Allan Ntata) –There are reports flying around that former Speaker of Parliament, Chimunthu Banda is planning to come out of retirement and re-join the DPP with the objective of becoming that party’s running mate to Peter Mutharika in 2019. Other reports indicate that Sidik Mia, formerly of UDF, DPP and the PP has now crossed his heart and sworn total and unadulterated allegiance to the Malawi Congress Party, also with the ambition of becoming that party’s running mate to Dr Lazarus Chakwera in 2019. Without equivocation, let me declare openly that the idea of these people...

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Public losing trust in Malawi judicial system–survey

BLANTYRE(Malawi NewsNow)-The recent published Afrobarometer report has revealed that the public are losing trust in the country’s judicial system, citing judge shopping as among the cited reasons. The report disclosed that high legal fees are impeding the people accessing quality justice, hence losing trust in the entire system. The paper went further and said compared to the period between 2011 and 2013 when trust in the judiciary stood at 81 percent, people’s trust decreased to 71% between 2014 and 2015. The development also comes only a few days after another survey, the University of Malawi’s Chancellor College department of...

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Billionaire contractor Simbi in massive PR crusade, flies Malawi media to South Africa

LILONGWE (Muchanakhwaye Khwepeya, Malawi NewsNow ) –Billionaire international contractor Mr Ashan Simbi Phiri is in massive public relations campaign which has seen him sponsoring journalists and PR consultants go to South Africa for interviews at his Johannesburg headquarters. Journalists from the major media houses which include Times media, Zodiak, Nation Publications Limited  were flown to South Africa to interview Simbi who has a Malawian father, a mother from Botswana and married a Zimbabwe woman. This comes at a time when some quarters are questioning the government why it awarded Simbi’s Khato Construction company a US$500 million (about K30 billion) water project through...

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Police rescue MCP ward councillor from party hooligans

SALIMA (Tamanda Mwale, Malawi NewsNow) –Police moved in swiftly to rescue a Malawi Congress Party councilor in Salima after party hooligans pounced on him, beating him mercilessly at a church on Sunday where Leader of Opposition Lazarus Chakwera was in attendance. Salima police publicist Gift Chitowe confirmed that the police rescued Peter Kadammanja who was being beaten up by suspected Malawi Congress Party (MCP) rough necks. “It happened at Nsalula CCAP where Honourable Chakwera was attending prayers. This happened towards the end of the prayers,” said Chitowe. Party spokesperson Eisenhower Mkaka is yet to comment on the matter but...

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