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TNM’s Ufulu@50 promotion winner renovates school block

KASUNGU (Malawi NewsNow) – One of 50 winners in TNM’s Ufulu @ 50 promotionsChawanda Banda has renovated school block at Chasomba Primary in Kasungu District. Banda  is one of the 50 TNM customers that won a total of K100 million in the Ufulu@50 promotion that TNM conducted in 2014 to celebrate with Malawians as the country commemorated 50 years of Independence. Each of the winners was required to choose a social responsibility project of choice worth K2 million, translating to K100 million. The school become the latest beneficiary of the K2 million worth of project from the promotion. Banda said his...

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Zambian President Lungu conferred with free man of Blantyre City

BLANTYRE (Mana ) -President Edgar Lungu of Zambia was on Sunday conferred the Freedom of the City of Blantyre. Speaking at a brief ceremony just within an hour after arriving in Malawi for the 51st Independence Anniversary Celebrations held at Kamuzu Stadium on July 6, Lungu said it was a great honour to be conferred the status. He said Malawi and Zambia are one country only separated by artificial boundaries and that Blantyre City Council’s gesture underscored the same. Lungu pledged to ensure  that the relationship that exists between Ndola and Blantyre cities are more meaningful. In his speech,...

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Why Joyce Banda lost Malawi Presidency

TALKING POINTS (Lyson Sibande)- I have written this article mainly because of two reasons: first, because I said it in my analysis of Joyce Banda’s press statement last week that I will share the real reason why the former president lost Elections and why her loss is guaranteed if she dares to contest again in her life time. I emphasized however, that Banda is a tactician and that her loss was not really a matter of tactical oversights. Second, people that differed with me on tactics of Banda asserted that she is not a tactician because if she were...

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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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