Local activists have intensified their campaign against the decision by the Indian government to erect a statue of Mahatma Ghandi in Blantyre with an online petition, Ghandi Must Fall registering over 1000 petitioners within hours....
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Malawi government will not spent any money from the public coffers for a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Blantyre which is being funded by the Indian government and Indian community in the country. Blantyre City...
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Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansahhas disclosed that Blantyre district has registered lowest figures in voter registration in readiness for the May 2019 tripartite elections. The development follows earlier reports that district has developed...
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One of the biggest Chinese construction investment companies the China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) has expressed interest to join the government of Malawi in the construction of the Blantyre City bypass roads to ease traffic...
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The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has kept to its word and has paid back K145m to Zameer Karim of Pioneer Investments according to the Director General of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Reyneck Matemba.
Matemba went on to further state that Zameer Karim’s account was frozen as soon as the K145m was deposited with help from the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA).
The money is suspected to be proceeds of crime following the Malawi Police Service Rations scandal where Karim trading as Pioneer Investments colluded with public officials to defraud the Malawian government close to K400m in bogus interest claims and suspected overcharging of goods supplied.
In a press conference a few weeks ago, DPP’s publicity secretary, Nicholas Dausi said the party would in good faith pay back the money it had received as funding from Karim due to what he claimed was a “public misunderstanding”.
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Blantyre District Council on Friday switched on Lunzu street lights, marking official commencement of the much-awaited development. The council has spent over K47.5 million on the project which is expected to improve security of the...
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Earlier this afternoon, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) held a press conference at its headquarters where its Publicity Secretary Nicholas Dausi said the party would return the K145 million it received from Zameer Karim’s Pioneer Investments.
Pioneer Investments is believed to have made the payment into DPP’s Standard Bank account whose sole signatory is President Professor Peter Mutharika as a kick back for the contract awarded to Zameer Karim’s firm to provide food rations to the Malawi Police Service.
Last week, the High Court froze the DPP bank account following an application by the Mzuzu based CSO, Youth and Society Organisation (YSO), who protested that the matter should be looked into since the money is beleieved to be proceeds from crime.
According to Dausi, “The money was intended to help the party budget for its headquarters in Blantyre and use for other party expenses. The fact that the sole signatory is President Mutharika does not mean in any way that the money was meant for him as a person”.
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Malawi Communications & Regulatory Authority (MACRA), in conjunction with Blantyre City Council and Malawi Postal Service, has completed 90 percent of the pilot phase of national physical address mapping project for Blantyre City and its sorrounding...
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