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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Fire destroys Chaponda’s office

Fire on Tuesday razed Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda’s office wing at Capital Hill in Lilongwe. The fire, which started around 11.15am in the minister’s office, spread to other...

Govt duped in KIA lift deal

Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Samuel Tembenu yesterday admitted that a Kenyan company duped the government out of $48 000 (about K36 million) in an agreement in which it was...

Council employees yet to receive January salaries

A hitch in a new payroll system has left some civil servants working in district councils with no option but to wait for their January salaries and wages for more than...

Court dismisses Murekezi extradition case

  The Lilongwe Principal Resident Magistrate Court today dismissed the extradition case against suspected Rwandan genocide convict Vincent Murekezi. Principal Resident Magistrate (PRM) Patrick Chilunga Chirwa cited a number of irregularities in the manner...

Chaos in house over Chaponda

Speaker Richard Msowoya yesterday ruled that DPP members of Parliament (MPs) should consult President Peter Mutharika on whether Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda should continue being Leader...

Judiciary officers call off strike, resume work today

The country’s courts are this morning set to resume operations after judicial officers called off their strike which began last Wednesday. The officers, including judges and magistrates, went on the strike to...

APM assures Salima flood victims of more support

President Peter Mutharika has assured flood victims in Salima that government will support them to bounce back to their normal lives. Mutharika said this yesterday afternoon when he visited the victims in...

CSOs to disseminate Maizegate report

Civil society organisations (CSOs) have said they will from February 20 2017 start disseminating findings of the commission of inquiry into the purchase of maize from Zambia. Among others, the report describes...

Disasters hit 22 districts

22 700 households affected At least 22 700 households have been affected by stormy rains, strong winds and floods while over 132 people have been injured across the country since November last...

DPP reinstates Chaponda as Leader of House

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) politburo on Saturday met and agreed to reinstate Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda as Leader of the House in Parliament following a...