Malawi’s outspoken MP Jessie Kabwila wants Mutharika to fire greedy Ministers

Jessie Kabwila(AGV)—Malawi Congress Party (MCP) spokesperson Jessie Kabwila has asked president Peter Mutharika to fire his cabinet ministers for proposing a 583 percent pay hike which would see them carting home K3.5 million a month.

According to Kabwila, the ministers’ proposal is a clear sign that they are insensitive and extravagant; as such they cannot be trusted with the country’s limited resources.

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Bated breath as Malawians wait court ruling, results announcement

Peter Mutharika of DPP Leading the Vote CountBLANTYRE, May 30 (AGV) –Malawians are under bated breath as they await the high court  ruling  on Friday after the end of hearing of submissions in a case which will determine whether the Malawi Electoral Commission has powers to extend the period in which it can announce the results or recount the votes following an electoral dispute that has damaged the reputation of the body. 

 Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda, who heard the submissions in three hours, simply said when the ruling is ready, counsel will be informed.

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Malawi Minister Sidik Mia Resigns from President Joyce Banda’s People’s Party

Sidik Mia Resigns from Joyce Banda's PartyBLATYRE (AGV)–Ruling People’s Party is slowly losing ground ahead of the May 20 tripartite elections as its Vice President for the South, Mohammed Sidik Mia, who was also the Minister of Transport and Public has dumped the party.

Mia, who is strongly linked with a move to opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), made the announcement in Blantyre on Friday.

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