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Malawi President Mutharika speech at 51st independence day celebrations

SPEECH FULL TEXT (President Peter Mutharika) -Ladies and Gentlemen. I would like to begin my address this morning by wishing you all a happy 51st Independence celebration. My Fellow Malawians, as we look back at the road we came for 51 years, let us also lift up our eyes to the horizon where we are taking Malawi. Contrary to those who want to look at everything negatively, I look at our past and see the road of progress. We have achieved a lot in the last 51 years. But it has been slow progress. And we are not where...

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British nationals in HTD Limited implicated in Malawi scandal

LILONGWE (Malawi24) -New evidence has emerged that implicates senior members of the Malawi ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and other cabinet ministers who have been working with British nationals to siphon millions of public funds. Published reports claim that the ministers and elite DPP officials have been intimidating Office of the Director of Public Procurement (ODPP) workers to flout procedures by awarding HTD Limited “procurement deals against all odds”. One of Malawi’s online papers, Nyasa Times, alleges in a report that it has evidence that implicates elite DPP members for ordering ODPP to award HTD Limited which is owned...

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Greed destroy political parties in Malawi

TALKING POINTS (Emily Mkamanga) – Naturally, nobody wants to be referred to as being greedy because it is demeaning.  However, it can be said without contradiction that greed is what is destroying political parties in Malawi. After the first multiparty elections in 1994, United Democratic Front (UDF) became the party in power with Alliance for Democracy (Aford) and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) as opposition parties in Parliament. The political party landscape looked stable despite the usual vague party ideologies. In fact, parties in Malawi seem not to know what they stand for. To them, their political party colours matter...

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Malawi, Chinese business group step up deals

  LILONGWE (Mana) -The Organizing Committee of China-Zambia and China-Tanzania Friendly Cultural Exchange Program, has expressed interest to invest in a number of areas in form of grants and loans. Speaking in Lilongwe, Principal Secretary for Trade and Industry, Cliff Chiunda, said some of the projects include constructions and rehabilitation of highways and railway lines in the country, and coal-fired power generation plant. He said the investors were also interested to invest in other new areas as well apart from the programs they highlighted during the Malawi Investment Forum (MIF) which held from 29 – 30 June, 2015 at...

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Malawi Catholic Commission attacks government for poor health service delivery

LILONGWE (Newsnow)-The leadership of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace CCJP a social arm of the Catholic Church in the country has attacked government authorities for failing to provide desired health services across the country’s health facilities. This comes as most of the health facilities across the country have scaled down operations due to unpaid overtime (locum) allowances and scarcity of essential drugs for patient’ treatment. The development has affected both health centers, district hospitals and referral hospitals hence causing the health service system greatly affected. Few weeks ago Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital workers had written well wishers...

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